Indoor Kid Activities in Minneapolis

best places to take kids in minneapolis

Get out of the house!

strawberry picking at afton apple orchard!

Get out of the house!

New Mom Groups

Blooma– New mom & baby heaven. The (free!) new mom’s group will get you though that crazy postpartum time, and it’s also where I met a lot of my new mama friends.  There is also a free breastfeeding support class.

Twin Cities Birth Center– Free new mama group every Tuesday.

Amma Parenting Center – They have both mom groups you pay for and meet with every week, and a free playgroup.

Your Local Library– If I could put your local library in every category, I totally would. Ours has a free breastfeeding support class, and the infant/toddler storytimes are the perfect way to start venturing into the world after baby!

Indoor Playgrounds

Nature Centers

Richardson Nature Center- Bloomington

Dodge Nature Center- Mendota

Tamarack Nature Center–  White Bear Lake


Saint Paul

Red Balloon Bookstore

Hennepin County

Wild Rumpus Bookstore 

Ramsey County


Minneapolis Institute of Art

Children’s Museum

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Science Museum 

Bell Museum 

Mill City Museum

Minnesota Zoo 

Swedish Institute

Music/Art Classes

Music Together

Ensemble Music

Wee Bop Music

Art With Ellen

Stepping Stone Theatre

Trampoline Parks

SkyZone– Oakdale and Edina
Rockin’ Jump– Eagan


Mall play areas – RosedaleSouthdale

Mall Of America- the possibilities are endless. Toddler Tuesdays, the Paw Patrol Indoor Playground, Nickelodeon Universe, Legoland… go crazy.

ECFE– early childhood classes in every county- check out your local community ed for sign up!