Things to do over the school break

Family activities for school break October 20-23

Happy kid with fall leavesNeed some ideas for how to keep the kids from climbing the walls by the end of their long weekend? Let us help! There are all kinds of special activities happening in Minnesota state parks those days, designed to keep your kiddos (and you!) busy and happy.

Events are free unless specifically stated otherwise in the description, and other than the vehicle permit, there's no fee to visit a park for the day. (A vehicle permit is $25 for the year, or $5 for just the day.)

Or try the interactive ParkFinder to pick the right park for your family. You can select which amenities you want-like a playground, or a paved bike trail-and see which parks are a match. Then pack a snack and come play in the crunchy autumn leaves.

Your kids will have way better stories than their friends when they go back to school Monday!

Events Calendar

10/20/16

Lake Carlos State Park

Seasonal Changes: Plants through Photography

10/20/16

Whitewater State Park

Fall Colors Caving Field Trip

10/20/16

Interstate State Park

Little Explorers: Leaf Play

10/20/16

Wild River State Park

The Great Cauldron Cache

10/20/16

Wild River State Park

The Mysterious Owl

10/21/16

Lake Carlos State Park

Seasonal Changes: Animals

10/21/16

Lake Carlos State Park

Drop-in: Fall Activities and Crafts

10/21/16

Interstate State Park

Drop-in for Fall Scavenger Hunt and Crafts

10/21/16

Whitewater State Park

Wolves at Our Door

10/21/16

Whitewater State Park

Introduction to Geocaching

10/21/16

Interstate State Park

Wildlife CSI

10/21/16

Wild River State Park

Wild River Mysteries

10/21/16

Wild River State Park

Bat Chat

10/22/16

Interstate State Park

The Secrets of Skulls: Investigation Station

10/22/16

Interstate State Park

Pothole Exploration Tour

10/22/16

Interstate State Park

Junior Naturalist: Get Ready for Fall Walk

10/22/16

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Kids' Activity: Let's Get Owly

10/22/16

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Turtles and Snakes

10/22/16

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Fast Flyers: Peregrine Falcons

10/22/16

Whitewater State Park

Fishing for Fossils in the Fall

10/22/16

Lake Shetek State Park

Friends of Lake Shetek Pumpkin Festival

10/22/16

William O'Brien State Park

125th Parks Anniversary Special Program: Happy Falloween!

10/22/16

Tettegouche State Park

Meet the Falcons!

10/22/16

Frontenac State Park

Interpretive Nature Walk

10/22/16

Frontenac State Park

Fall Colors: an artist's palette

10/22/16

Whitewater State Park

Candlelight Cemetery Walk

10/22/16

Fort Snelling State Park

Hibernate!

10/22/16

Wild River State Park

Owl Puke

10/22/16

Wild River State Park

Snakes Alive!

10/22/16

Wild River State Park

All Camp Trick-or-Treat

10/23/16

Interstate State Park

Pothole Exploration Tour

10/23/16

Fort Snelling State Park

Bats!