Spark Your Creativity! Music, Acting, Bookmaking and Baking With Your Grandchild
Bring your grandchild to Minneapolis and let your imaginations run wild as you bang a drum, bake cookies, create a unique book and more at theaters, museums and arts centers.
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Program No. 22277RJ
6 days
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Getting There
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At a Glance

Bring along your creative grandchild and your own budding artistic side on this fun-filled week of inspiration, entertainment and delight. Let your imaginations run wild at four award-winning venues along the Mississippi River in the heart of Minneapolis. Together, bring your brilliant ideas to life as you bang a drum at the MacPhail Center for Music, bake your own cookies at the Mill City Museum, create a one-of-a-kind book at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and engage in fun projects at the Guthrie Theater. Expert artists, musicians and thespians provide hands-on instruction as you build the foundation for a lifetime of creativity. Finish up your exciting week of artistic discovery with a twilight voyage on the Mississippi River while the spectacular Minneapolis skyline rolls by.
Activity Level
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 ...

  • Learn acting and character-development techniques to bring your past to life at the Pritzker Award-winning Guthrie Theater, and attend a performance.
  • Discover the unique satisfaction that comes with creating a book — design beautifully patterned paper, print images on a printing press and bind your own book to take home.
  • Experience the joy of making music together as you learn from faculty at the MacPhail Center for Music how to play an instrument and create a song. Also, work as a team at the Mill City Museum to make a unique cookie recipe and develop a minimarketing scheme.

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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