Things to do in Bloomington, MN for Families

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 at 10:08am.

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Bloomington is a great city for those that have a family with kids or plan to someday. There are many ways to make memories to last a lifetime. Along with annual festivals, fairs and events, you can check out places like the Mall of America all year, local theatres, and water parks when the weather is nice.

Ride one of the exhilarating rides at the Mall of America or check out the Minnesota Zoo, Aquarium and Science Museum. With so much to do, the kids won’t have a chance to get bored. Here are some of the family-friendly activities that all ages will love.

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory – 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul

Located in downtown St. Paul is the highly popular Como Park Zoo. Enjoy everything offered at the Victoria-style park complex between the zoo, 18-hole golf course, concert pavilion and the conservatory. Bike or hike through the paths and picnic in this cageless zoo. Sparky the Seal is a favorite and performs shows daily. You can even paddleboat, swim in the outdoor pool or check out the small amusement park.

Nickelodeon Universe – 5000 Center Court, Bloomington

The Nickelodeon Universe is the perfect place to go on rainy days. It’s the largest indoor amusement park in country featuring seven acres of over 30 thrilling rides. You can find it right inside the Mall of America.

Science Museum of Minnesota – 120 West Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul

Head over to downtown St. Paul to check out the Science Museum of Minnesota. Walk around the massive dinosaur in the Paleontology Hall or touch a tornado in the Experiment Gallery. You can watch movies in Omnitheater dome screen. It’s a fun way to learn about science in St. Paul.

Water Park of America – 1700 East American Boulevard, Bloomington

Right by the Mall of America is the Water Park of America, a massive indoor water park featuring 87 degree temperatures all year. Try the Flow Rider Surf Simulator or the Lake Superior wave pool.

Be sure to also check out SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, Pinstripes, the Minnesota Children’s Museum, Kerfoot Canopy Tour’s, and the Twin City Model Railroad Museum.

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