Grandparents Day this year is Sunday, September 9th, but did you know that there are several places that grandparents can get in FREE this weekend?
Crayola Experience – Mall of America
This Saturday, September 8th through Friday, September 14th, all grandparents will receive free admission to the Crayola Experience at the Mall of America with the purchase of a child’s admission.
Read about our family’s fun intergenerational experience this summer!
Regular admission to Crayola Experience is $20.99 at the door or $17.99 online. Children under 3 are free. However, you can get discounted admission with my special code! I’m proud to partner with the Crayola Experience to offer a continuing discount of $7.00 off per ticket via my special online store. That means you can get tickets for $13.99 vs. $20.99, every day! Here’s how to get the discount tickets year-round:
- Just click on my personalized online store web link (URL) and enter the access code TCFM. (Or visit https://tickets.crayolaexperience.com and enter my personalized store name: Twin Cities Frugal Mom)
- You’ll be able to purchase and print the tickets right away, saving you time waiting at the entrance turnstiles and bypassing ticket booth lines!
Calling all grandparents! The Minnesota Zoo invites you and your families to the Zoo on Grandparent’s Day, Sunday, September 9.
Plus meet their beloved “grandparent” snow monkeys, Margie, Kesshi, and Yumoto.
Free admission at the gate for all grandparents.
The Works Museum
In honor of Grandparents Day, grandmas and grandpas get in free all weekend – Saturday and Sunday! All you have to do is tell them that you’re a grandparent, and your admission is free.
SPECIAL DISCOUNT – for the rest of your family, save $2 off admission when you purchase online with my special code!
Use code TCFMB$2OFF in the “member code” field on the shopping cart page.
(Not valid for special events)
Purchase via THIS LINK.
More info about The Works Museum and my discounts here!
For more FREE events (view my Deals & Events Calendar for the full month!):
Sensory Friendly Mornings. Como Zoo. Join us from 9-10 a.m. during the listed dates for an inclusive experience at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Spend time exploring exhibits, and activities designed for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Use the “social narrative” and the “create your own visual schedule” to help prepare you for your Autism Friendly Early Entry day. (Next date is October 14th.)
Free Fall Festival. 9:30am – 12:30pm. Diamond Lake Lutheran Church, 5760 Portland Ave, Minneapolis. Kick off fall with a bang! Join us at 10:30 for fun for all ages: pony rides, petting zoo, bouncy house, face painting, crazy hair, pie sale and lunch for purchase. Plus, we’ll bless your backpack during the 9:30 service to make sure your school year starts off right!
FREE “TARGET FAMILY DAY” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts from 11:00am to 5:00pm. This is a free monthly event for families, kids, and the young at heart. This month’s theme: Horses. We’ll make puppets and wearable masks inspired by our four-legged friends, hear songs that honor them, and even meet some real horses while learning about Dakota traditions from Native artists and teachers.
Fall Apple Festival. 12:00 – 3:00pm. Join us for a day of free fun! Hyland Lake Park Reserve, 10145 Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington.
-Food will be served
-Caramael Apple Station
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