Walker Art Museum

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
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One of the best places to visit in the spring is the Scultpure garden next to the Walker Art Museum but this park is actually open all year round.

Some of the art is designed with kids in mind, while some of it is just fun to touch. The walking paths are well maintained and it is nice to take the kids somewhere you can let them run off some energy a bit.

The Walker Art Museum is another fun place to take the kids on the first Saturday of the month. This is Family Day at the museum and they have activities for kids around a specific theme. Entrance to the museum is free on this day each month and they have live performances, films, art activities and gallery adventures. These activities are designed for kids from 6 – 12 years old.

The museum is large and the galleries are very open, however most of the art is not there to be touched. The interactive computer generated dolphin is kind of cool, but the kids need to know how to type on a keyboard to communicate with the computer.

I have to be honest, I can’t recommend the Walker for kids when it isn’t family day. Young children are going to want to touch stuff and the art is well in reach of their little hands, so parents have to really watch them. Older kids who are interested in art may enjoy browsing through the galleries, but there was at least one art piece that I found a little inappropriate for my kids to view.  I would recommend going on a family day though.

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