All movie theaters and most shopping malls have arcades.
Bring a roll of quarters sometime and skip the movie. It can be really fun!
Valleyfair Amusement Park
One Valley Fair Drive, Shakopee
The 125 acre amusement park with thrill rides, family rides, Planet Snoopy, Soak City Waterpark, dining, and shopping. Kids must be 48' to enjoy the majority of the 'thrill' rides. Check on prices online. Adults around $35, Children $10, 2 and under are free. Parking is an additional $8. Season Passes are available and a great deal, especially if you buy them in the fall since they allow you to participate in the Halloween events of year current and the full next season.
Nickelodeon World in Mall of America
5000 Center Court, Bloomington
Open every day, except Christmas Mon-Sat 10am-10pm, Sunday 10:30am-7:30pm
Unlimited Ride Wristband $29.99
Twilight Unlimited Ride Wristband after 5pm $19.95
Galaxy Package (85 points) $62.90
Comet Package (50 points) $44.10
Meteoroid Package (20 points) $18.90
Purchasing tickets online saves you $4. On Toddler Tuesdays a 25 point pass is $11.95. With a military ID you get $10 off an Unlimited Ride wristband too. Seven acres of entertainment including rides, your kid's favorite characters dressed up and greeting them, games, food, and more. Admission is free but you must buy points for rides. Wristbands are available with limited and unlimited points. If you don't use up all of your tickets, you can come back and use them a different day. There is also an annual pass available. There are many rides that my 39' child may go on but needs a chaperone, including the log chute, the giant swings and an assortment of others€¦and as a chaperone you ride for free!
Minnesota Sea life Aquarium-MOA
(east entrance, level one)
Mon-Thurs 10am - 7:30pm
Fri 10am - 8:30pm
Sat 9:30am - 8:30pm
Sun 10am - 6:30pm
Check their website for coupons!
FREE Summer Film Festivals
for Young Children. Many cinema complexes offer free children's movies during the summer. Check out your local theaters during the summer months for more info.
Burnsville Performing Arts Center
12600 Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville 952-895-4685
They have scheduled performances. Call them or check online for their availability.