Family Fun – Kid Activities
From museums to parks to bowling, go-karting, and amusement parks, there is no shortage of family-friendly activities in Minneapolis. If the weather is warm, there are outdoor activities to enjoy. If it’s the middle of a Minnesota winter, don’t worry—there are a multitude of indoor options that allow the kids to run around and play. Whether you’re looking for something educational or just pure fun, Minnesota has kid-friendly activities to appeal to all ages.
Things to Do
Minnesota Children’s Museum
Unleash the Power of Play!
Play is More than “Just Fun.” We thrive as a happier, healthier and more innovative community through the radiant power of play. For children and adults alike, play develops critical thinking, communication, creativity, coordination and more. We’ve got a simple message: PLAY MORE!
Crayola Experience is the only place in the world where the magic of Crayola comes to life. Here, you’re always encouraged to let your creativity run free, to color outside the lines and to play, explore, and learn. This attraction is where color, chemistry, and technology magically combine to create a colorful adventure for a child’s imagination.
The Works Museum
Children’s museum with hands-on experiments & exhibits related to science, technology & engineering.
Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium
Family-friendly exhibits with a variety of sea creatures (most offer play areas & group packages)
Zero Gravity Trampoline Park
Trampoline park that includes a foam pit, arcade, laser tag, climbing wall, and dodgeball!
AMF Southtown Lanes
Endless lanes for bowling, a giant arcade room, billiards, darts, and a super-size lounge to relax with friends or catch the big game. If you want BIG fun, get into the good times at AMF
Small amusement park and carnvial located next too the Como Zoo
Cafesjian’s Carousel was built in 1914 by Philadelphia Toboggan Company. The carousel spent its first 75 years at the Minnesota State Fair.
The most creative and award winning escape rooms in Minneapolis.
Good Times Park
Expansive indoor playground featuring an area for toddlers, an open field & a jumper.
Grand Slam USA
Features over 30,000 square feet of games and rides for the whole family. Mini golf, laser tag, batting cages… we have it all! Our two-level laser tag is a hit with kids and adults alike, our indoor batting cages will help you maintain your swing year-round, and indoor mini golf is always a blast.
Como-Harriet Streetcar Line
Focuses on the preservation of Minnesota’s electric railway history by acquiring, restoring, maintaining, and operating a fleet of eight historic Minnesota streetcars and the Excelsior Streetcar Line in Excelsior. MSM also preserves artifacts, papers, and photographs that it uses to interpret Minnesota’s electric railway history.
Excelsior Streetcar Line
Welcome to the Excelsior Streetcar Line! Step back to the days when the streetcar was king – when Twin Citians went to work, to school, and to play by trolley!
MB2 Raceway Karting Center
Once you have experienced MB2 Raceway you will know why indoor karting is the fastest-growing sport in the United States. Our high-performance electric European karts are capable of speeds of up to 45 MPH!
Stop by and check out our full selection of premium wooden swing sets, indoor and outdoor game floor tiles, indoor and outdoor basketball hoops, trampolines, ping pong tables, and floor coatings.
Sunny and 70 degrees all year round, Edinborough Park is Minnesota’s premier indoor public recreation facility. The completely enclosed, one-acre park features one of the largest indoor play structures in the country, a junior-Olympic size swimming pool, a running track and fitness area, and a multi-purpose play area.
Dave & Busters
Eat & Drink, Play Games, Watch Sports No matter who’s ready for fun—there’s something for everyone. Whether it’s classics like Pop-A-Shot, Pac-Man, and Skee-Ball, or the newest games in our Million Dollar Midway, everyone in your group will have a blast!
WhirlyBall Twin Cities
Twin Cities is a complete entertainment destination, with two WhirlyBall courts, four private meeting/party rooms, a 4,000 square foot laser-tag arena (the largest in Minnesota!), and a full restaurant and bar. We provide a fun environment for groups of all sizes and customers of all ages
Vertical Endeavors – Indoor Rock Climbing
Vertical Endeavors – Minneapolis offers numerous top rope climbs, Auto Belays, three bouldering areas, hand-carved cracks and sport lead climbing. In addition, we offer indoor and outdoor lessons, youth programs, group events, birthday parties and much more.