Moms and dads, you can relax about searching for activities to enjoy with your children. You don't have to travel far from home for family-friendly events, because there are plenty of fun things to do with kids in Rochester, MN.
Many of these activities are free, such as family art day, hiking at a nature preserve, indoor and outdoor children's movies and the many programs at Rochester Public Library.
Other activities include riding go-karts with your kids, touring a cave, fishing in a pond at the local nature center, going swimming at city parks, and watching your kids bounce until they tucker out at an unusual indoor play park.
Activities from Arts to Go-Karts
Bounce World 4430 19th Street NW (507) 316-0788 Preschoolers to tweens will find 15,000 square feet of bouncy castles, boats, flying saucers and other inflatables to enjoy.
Free Movies at Paragon & In the Park Paragon Chateau Theater, 3450 East Circle Drive NE (507) 282-2020 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning at 10 a.m., June through August, children can view movies like Box Trolls and Curious George for free.
Movies in the Park, Central Park, 225 First Avenue NW (507) 216-9882 Free children's movies will be screened at 9 p.m. on Saturdays, July 15, August 5 and 19. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
Minnesota Children's Museum 1643 North Broadway Street, Suite A, River Center Plaza (507) 218-3100 Kids learn about water and energy conservation at the museum's new Water Connections display and Save Energy Fun House.
Quarry Hill Nature Center 701 Silver Creek Road NE (507) 328-3950 The 329-acre Quarry Hill Park once was home to the Rochester State Hospital. Now families can hike 8 mines of trails, tour its sandstone cave, fish at Harry L. Buck Children's Pond.
Rochester Art Center 40 Civic Center Drive SE (507) 282-8629 The Art Center's Free Family Day on the first Saturday of each month is in its thirteenth year. You and your children can create your own art and view the center's exhibits.
Rochester Parks and Recreation Pools Soldiers Field, 244 Soldiers Field Drive SW Silver Lake Pool, 840 7th Street NE Foster Arend Beach, 4051 River Road NE (closes September 4) (507) 328-2525 Summer swim season is short. Enjoy it while you can. Please be aware that there are no lifeguards at Foster Arend Beach.
Rochester Public Library 101 2nd Street SE (507) 328-2300 The calendar at the public library is packed with lots of activities for all ages, including special programs such as Chess Club, a Fun with Math group and on-the-road services at schools and in parks such as the library's BookBike and ArtCart.
Skyline Raceway Go-Karts and Mini-Golf 2248 40th Street SW (507) 287-6289 Children under 54 inches tall can ride with adults in double-sized karts on a quarter-mile asphalt track. Follow up your ride with nine holes of mini-golf and gold panning.
Fun at Home
If you choose the convenience and pleasant surroundings of our apartment community -- the Springs at South Broadway -- you'll be close to all the city's many kinds of family fun. You'll also have access to a resort-style swimming pool, leash-free, fenced pet playgrounds and free shuttle service to downtown Rochester.
Contact us today for more information about easy living and our long list of amenities that are part of our townhome style apartments.