Creative Arts in Minneapolis With Your Grandchild

Bring your grandchild to Minneapolis and let your imaginations run wild as you play drums, bake cookies, create a unique book and try out your acting chops at award-winning art centers.
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Program No. 22277RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Pack your curiosity, your creativity and your grandkid for this fun and fascinating foray into an artistic world in Minneapolis. Together, bring your brilliant ideas to life as you play drums, bake your own cookies, create a one-of-a-kind book and try your acting chops on stage. Plus, finish up your exciting week with a twilight voyage on the Mississippi River while the spectacular Minneapolis skyline rolls by.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walk up to one mile between venues. Activities on foot periodically throughout each day.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Take center stage as you learn acting techniques at the award-winning Guthrie Theater and attend a performance, too.
  • Print images on a printing press and bind your own book to take home at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and create a unique cookie recipe at Mill City Museum.
  • Experience the joy of making music together as you learn how to play an instrument and create a song from faculty at the MacPhail Center for Music.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-12. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Nancy Ross
Nancy Ross has been with Road Scholar since 2013. She retired in 2016 from a career with the City of Minneapolis in the Risk Management Department. She has lived in Minnesota since 1975, and has been a resident of Burnsville, a Minneapolis suburb, for over 30 years. She thinks that the Twin Cities have many informative and cultural options and she is very happy to be involved with the Minneapolis/St. Paul Road Scholar program. Nancy is also a master gardener and avid theater fan.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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