Best Parent-Child Activities Near MinnesotaIn Minnesota, there is no excuse for cabin fever. You can swim with sharks in an indoor aquarium while waiting for the ski slopes to open. If sharks aren't your thing, you can also ride the indoor rails with your children.
Finding Minnesota: The Minnesota Marine Art MuseumMinnesotans often think they need to travel to major cities to see famous artwork. But in reality, you do not have to travel far to see original works by the likes of Van Gogh and Picasso.
Wander Minnesota: Catch An ExhibitWe're definitely in a weird patch at the moment, with chilly, rainy weather at this writing, and more rain and low temperatures possible for the coming weekend. Of course, we can expect the heat to return next week, as it often does when the Minnesota State Fair opens. But until then, if you're looking for some indoor entertainment, take a look at what's happening in the museum world.
Mpls. Institute Of Arts Among Museums Returning Looted Artifacts To ItalyThe United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections. Italy has been on a campaign to recover looted artifacts.
Electricity, Heart-Pounding Views At Bakken & Foshay MuseumsMay is National Museum Month. And with school getting out soon, many parents will be looking for fun and educational things to do with the kids. WCCO is highlighting two of the more unique museums in the Twin Cities. They are both electrifying, but in different ways.
Five Must-See Museums In MinnesotaYou don't know Minnesota until you've been to these local museums.
Minneapolis Institute Of Arts Turns 100 In 2015The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is celebrating in style all day. Well, all year really. That's because the Minneapolis Museum turns 100 years old this 2015, with plenty of cake and color to go around at the birthday party in Minneapolis.
Finding Minnesota: The Fit Tourist From Shriners to baseball fans, we're seeing a lot of tourists in downtown Minneapolis this summer. They can get around quickly with taxis, light rail and shuttles. But for those who want a closer, more personal look at the city, there's Stephanie Croteau and her company, The Fit Tourist, offering biking and walking tours of the city.
Best Places In Minnesota That Offer A Military DiscountIn addition to offering our remembrance on national holidays like Memorial Day and Veteran's Day, many local businesses and events also offer military discounts as tangible evidence of their appreciation.
WCCO's John Hines Interviews Titanic Museum OwnerA century ago today, the grandest ship ever built was cruising along without worry on the North Atlantic. The rest, of course, is history.
April Arts PreviewThere aren't enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy art event in the Twin Cities. Here's a quick guide to our can't-miss arts picks for April.
Guide To Science, Tech, Engineering & Math (STEM) For KidsIf you’ve got a little scientist or engineer on your hands like I do, then by all means, continue to stimulate their neurons by treating them to one of these fun and educational destinations. Each of these museums will indulge your little Einstein’s creative notions with lots of hands-on exhibits.
Listen Up: Best Local Minnesota Arts PodcastsEven when there isn't time to visit a museum in person, it's easy to get a virtual glimpse and any number of exhibitions.
Family Guide To Discovering Downtown St. Paul A mix of old and new makes St. Paul a perfect place for families to spend time exploring. There are a number of family-friendly places to visit in downtown St. Paul.
Minnesota Historic Sites Reopen SaturdayIf you're planning a weekend visit to one of Minnesota's historic sites or museums, you're in luck.