The snow is melting, the days are getting longer, and the temperature is getting warmer. It can only mean that spring is here in Minnesota! Wondering what Minneapolis has to offer this Spring? Here are a few ideas to keep your spring fun, whether rainy and grey or sunny and bright!
1. Check Out One of The Twin Cities’ Great Museums
From the exterior, The Weisman Art Museum is a work of art: a shiny building made with stainless steel and bricks constructed with curves and abstract angles, giving the illusion of a waterfall. Famed architect Frank Gehry designed the building, and it has been praised for its innovative design by various magazines and newspapers including Architect Magazine.
Inside is a collection of art from early 20th-century American artists (including some of Gehry’s works) and a selection of ceramics and contemporary art.
Minneapolis is a paradise for world-class museums and has been cited as one of the top five smartest cities in the country by Travel and Leisure. In addition to the Walker Art Center and the Weisman, Minneapolis is home to the Minneapolis Institute of Art, where over 80,000 artworks and artifacts are on display. In nearby Saint Paul, you will find the Science Museum of Minnesota (kid-friendly with hands-on exhibits) and the Minnesota History Center, where an impressive archive library is held.
Art and history lovers who want to explore off-the-beaten path can check out one-of-a-kind museums like the Museum of Broadcasting, which features antique radios, telephones, and speakers to explain the history of technical communication.
2. Attend The Acclaimed Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, the largest film event in the region, is celebrating its 36th year this spring! Returning April 13 – 29, 2017, this highly anticipated non-profit celebration of independent cinema annually debuts more than 250 international, national, and local films to Minnesota audiences, and welcomes the attendance of more than 150 filmmakers and artists from around the world.
3. Check Out One Of The Many Minneapolis Easter Events
Easter is right around the corner, and if you are looking for fun things to do with the kids to celebrate the holiday, we have some ideas for you! From egg hunts and festivals at area parks to kid-friendly brunches at area restaurants, there are plenty of Easter activities to make the whole family happy. Find out all about it here.
4. Live In Fiction At Minicon
Dress as the Borg or Princess Leia at Minicon, Minnesota’s longest running annual gathering of Science Fiction and Fantasy fans. The convention takes place during Easter weekend, April 14-16. For more information, check out their website!
5. Check Out A Springtime Show!
Wear shorts, go for a hike or a bike ride, and appreciate the lack of mosquitoes. And don’t forget to check out our talent-packed spring lineup such as Thomas Jack, Unlike Pluto, and Dada Life! Grab tickets for your next show here!