The latest Twin Cities deals include free MN Landscape Arboretum admission this Friday, 1/2 off for kids today (and other select Mondays) at The Works Museum in Bloomington, and more.
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Walker Art Center Admission
Get 50% off admission to the Walker Art Center through this deal from Steals from StarTribune where you’ll pay $6 for admission (regularly $12). This offer is available through 5/8, and you can use your voucher through 10/27. Do know that children and teens always get in free to the Walker, and of course you can get in free through Free First Saturdays each month.
Free Admission to the MN Landscape Arboretum on Friday
National Public Gardens Day is this Friday (5/10), and various public gardens nationwide are offering free admission to celebrate. You can get in free to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska as a part of this offer. They will be celebrating with fun activities and prize giveaways from 10am-2pm, the world’s largest “tree hug” from 12-1pm, and more.
To get your free admission, fill out your information here (you do not need to sign up for any newsletters), then print your coupon(s) – one coupon for every two people. Considering admission is normally $12/person for ages 13 and up, this is a great deal if you’re free on Friday. The grounds are open from 8am-8pm.
The Works Pre-K Mondays
Kids’ admission is 1/2 off ($4) at The Works Museum in Bloomington on select Mondays through 6/3 (including today!). Bring your Pre-K kiddos for special activities tailored toward 3- to 5-year-olds. Other upcoming dates are 5/20 and 6/3. Adult admission is $8/person, children 2 and under are free.
Three Rivers Park District Play Areas
You may not be aware that the Three Rivers Park District has some fabulous free play areas at various parks in the Twin Cities metro area, and most of them are now open (finally!). These play areas have multiple areas designed for varying ages and abilities so that your little ones aren’t overwhelmed by the “big kid” stuff and your older kids don’t get bored with “baby” toys.
Play areas include:
- Baker Park Reserve in Maple Plain
- Bryant Lake Regional Park in Eden Prairie
- Carver Park Reserve in Victoria
- Cleary Lake Regional Park in Prior Lake
- Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove (pictured above)
- French Regional Park in Plymouth
- Hyland Play Area in Bloomington
- Lake Minnetonka Regional Park in Minnetrista
- Lake Rebecca Park Reserve in Rockford
- North Mississippi Regional Park in Minneapolis (currently closed)