Looking for free things to do with dad this weekend in the Twin Cities?
Here’s a list of deals and freebies for dad.
The Bakken Museum. Though not Father’s Day specific, admission is always FREE on the second Saturday of the month. This Saturday, June 14th from 11:00 – 4:00 their theme is Garden Party!
Como Zoo. Always free (though donations are welcome). Just in time for Father’s Day, Como Zoo has unveiled its newest permanent exhibit featuring nature’s “super dad”, the seahorse.
Crystal Airport Open House. County Rd 81 & 58th Avenue N., Crystal, MN. Sunday from 8:00am – 3:00pm. Pancake Breakfast, Flyover, airplane and helicopter rides, face painting and more! (Thanks, Jodi!)
German Days at the Germanic-American Institute. St. Paul. Both Saturday and Sunday. German musicians, dancers and vendors. Sunday is family day with kid-friendly games and activities throughout the day!
Midtown Global Market. 5:30 – 7:30pm. Midtown Global Market will celebrate Father’s Day at Family Night on Friday, June 13. Join Midtown Global Market for an evening of music with the “New Distractions” and a Father’s Day themed craft for the kids and a scavenger hunt for the kiddies!
National Get Outdoors Day – FREE admission to all Minnesota State Parks this Saturday, June 14th. Also, many free outdoor events nationwide! There’s a free event going on at Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis on Saturday from 12:00 – 4:00pm to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day. Try canoeing, fishing, cycling, paddleboarding and more. There’s also a hiking event for families at the Maplewood Nature Center. Also check out the National Get Outdoors Day website for more free events in the area. Sponsored by OFF!
Oliver H. Kelley Farm – Dads get in free Saturday (10-5) and Sunday (12-5) when accompanied by a child. Check out my review with photos here. This Father’s Day join the Kelley Farm staff as they work on typical 19th-century “fancy chores,” such as building feed boxes, repairing equipment and fences, and caring for the livestock. Guests can also bake treats in the farm house and help water and weed in the garden.
Sam’s Club – Not the most exciting freebie, but Sam’s Club is offering free health screenings for men on Saturday, June 14th from 11:00 – 3:00. Tests include glucose, total cholesterol, blood pressure and more. Screenings are open to everyone – members and non-members. Locations include Twin Cities area stores – search online for one with a pharmacy that’s participating.
Stone Arch Bridge Festival – Take dad to the Minneapolis Riverfront this weekend! On Saturday and Sunday enjoy 2 days of art and music from 250 artists on three performance stages, plus activities, a family art park and a Father’s Day car show. Free admission.
Theatres at the Mall of America. FREE movie: Hugo. 10:00am.
Three Rivers Park District. The Three Rivers Park District is offering various fun events for dads. For example: