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5 Family-Friendly Places to Visit During MEA Weekend


There will be no classes in Saint Paul Public Schools on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19-20, for the annual Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA).

Please check with your school for details and any questions.
The Minnesota Educator Academy is a two-day event in Saint Paul for educators during the third week of October each year. The event is designed to provide professional development opportunities for Minnesota teachers and educators.

Here are five family-friendly places to visit during MEA weekend:

  1. Minnesota Science Museum: For information and happenings at the Science Museum, visit
  2. Minnesota Children’s Museum: The Minnesota Children’s Museum has extended hours during MEA weekend. The Children’s Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Here are 5 ways to combine learning and fun at the Children’s Museum during MEA weekend.
  3. Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum: For information and events visit
  4. Como Zoo: The Como Zoo has exhibits, programs, storytime and more. For a full list of daily events, visit
  5. Saint Paul Public Library: To see a calendar of programs and exhibits, visit