courtesy Walker Art Center
Free First Saturday: The Big Screen @ Walker Art Center
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A worldlier version of Saturday morning, these are animated kids’ films from around the globe. Take in the one-hour screening at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m., then let the kids channel their inner filmmaker with local animator John Akre. Free!
Ultimate Dinosaurs @ Science Museum of Minnesota
Saturday and Sunday
It’s gonna be Gigantosaurus! Seriously. T-rex had a bigger, badder cousin named Gigantosaurus. And he’s roaring into the Science Museum on Saturday, along with about 20 other exotic specimens, most new to kids around here, unless those kids are dino-freaks who’ve been parked in front of the Discovery Channel all winter. (We aren’t judging. We’re actually praising.) Adults $21, children and seniors $12.
Rock the Cradle @ Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
It’s a free family day of art, music, and books. There will be storytelling, instrument playing, samurai helmet making, and disco dancing. JuiceBox’s fave kiddo band Koo Koo Kangaroo will be there (remember when we partied with them at the MOA?), as will our fave local toy, YOXO. There’s also a shiny new coffee shop and a free coat check at the MIA. Free!
Home + Garden Show @ Minneapolis Convention Center
Throughout the weekend but Sunday is “Family Day”
It smells amazing in there, and even children need aromatherapy. They need to learn how to make dim sum, too, so they can cook you brunch. Local Top Chef contestant Sara Johaness cooks there on Sunday.