For the Kids
This year the DNR is celebrating Arbor Day and Arbor Month by encouraging families to play in natural settings such as your backyard, a nearby woodlot, or forested area.
The 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration will be at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park. The event will give families a chance to play with nature, while watching some of the best tree climbers in the state compete at the Minnesota Tree Climbing Championship.
State Arbor Month Celebration Schedule: Read more about State Arbor Month Celebration and Minnesota Tree Climbing Championships
Registered for camp? Want to check it out? Now’s the time to visit and take a tour to learn more about Camp Tanadoona. This event is a great opportunity to meet camp counselors and get a taste of all the great activities Camp Tanadoona has to offer for kids ages 5-17! Read more about Camp Tanadoona Open House & Tours
Farms can be fascinating, and they can definitely be fun. Take the kids out to Farmyard Fun Day at Gale Woods Farm to try your hands at farm crafts, cooking, and games, meet the farm animals, and lend a hand with the farm chores. Stay for just a while or the whole day to get the true farm experience. Reservations required for groups of six or more. 763.694.2001.
The Fare Walk for Food Allergy brings together thousands of people seeking a safer world for the 15 million Americans with food allergies. The walk is a family-friendly event that will raise funds for food allergy research, education, advocasy and awareness. This special day in Minneapolis will include fun activities for the entire family. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. The walk begins immediately following the walk ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Check out Foodallergywalk.org\minneapolis2014 for more information. Read more about FARE Walk for Food Allergy, Minneapolis
Kids from around the west-metro area are invited to join in the fun as the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Our Savior Lutheran Church takes place in the Excelsior Commons Park, in Excelsior, on Saturday, April 19 at 10:00 am (rain or shine). Read more about Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Our Savior Lutheran Church
Take the family out to the Lowry Nature Center in the Carver Park Reserve for a full afternoon of winter fun. The Polar Bear Picnic celebrates all the outdoor activities offered at the Lowry Center that make winter great, from snowshoeing and ice mini-golf to kick-sledding and building snow forts. 763.694.7650. Read more about Polar Bear Picnic