MPRB Events at Kroening Interpretive Center
These Minneapolis Park and Recreation board public programs are free unless noted otherwise. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Kroening Interpretive Center, 4900 North Mississippi Court, Mpls. Building hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 9 am-5 pm; Wednesday and Friday: 10 am-5 pm; Saturday: 10 am-4 pm; Sunday: 12-4 pm; Monday: closed. Trails: 6 am-10 pm daily. Call them at 612-370-4844 or go online at minneapolisparks.org/register.
Winter Break Camp: It’s never too early to start planning for winter break. Day camp run from 8 am-4 pm and are for children ages 6-12. For more details, visit minneapolisparks.org/register or call 612-370-4844.
Family Funday: Sleep, Flee, Freeze: Sunday, Dec. 16, 1:30-3 pm. When the cold winds of winter start to blow, where do the animals go? Learn about hibernation, migration and other ways animals survive the winter. Meet live animals and find out how their bodies protect them. All ages.
Winter Solstice Celebration: Friday, Dec. 21, 5:30-7:30 pm. Rejoice the coming of longer days with an evening of celestial fun. Make a luminary and enjoy the warm glow of a bonfire while sipping hot cider. Learn why the amount of light changes throughout the year and which winter constellations to look for in the sky. All ages, $5. Kids under 13 are free.
Snowshoeing: Saturday, Dec. 22 and 29, 11 am-3 pm. Try a new way to recreate in nature. Get into the spirit of the season by dropping in to check out a pair of snowshoes to explore the park. All ages.
Wild Winter Survival: Dec. 26-28. Develop your wilderness skills by learning to trek through snow on snowshoes, craft survival shelters, track animal signs and more. $90.
Outdoors: Fur, Tracks and Scat: Saturday, Dec. 29, 1-2:30 pm. Learn how to spot signs of our local animals by examining their fur, tracks, and scat. Create your own tracks and try passing their identification challenges. Then test your skills outside by searching for animal signs in the park. Ages 6 and up.