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Wheelchair-Friendly Activities in the Metro

If you are the parent of a child in a wheelchair, you know it can be difficult to navigate through certain locations and activities due to limited accessibility. We were recently asked for some wheelchair-friendly activities in the Twin Cities, and this is the list some of our staff came up with. What else would you add to this list? What are your favorite activities to do with a kiddo in a wheelchair? We love to spread the word on great outings!

Como Zoo

  • The Como Zoo is a great and affordable place to spend a day with your kiddo. With animal exhibits, an amusement park, gardens and Music in the Park (during the summer) all available by path, there’s plenty to see and do.
  • Located at 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul, MN 55103
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The Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden

  • If you and your family enjoy arts and design exhibits, the Walker has just what you’re looking for. The Sculpture Garden is free and wheelchair accessible, as is the Walker Art Center right next door. Gallery admission is free on the first Saturday of each month, where families can enjoy live performances, film, gallery adventures and hands-on art-making from 10 am -3 pm! Check out their website for more details on each month’s theme. The activities are recommended for ages 6-12.
  • Located at 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Go For a Walk Around One of the Lakes

  • Minnesotans know how to cherish the warm days of summer before the cold sets back in – so while the gorgeous weather is here go for a stroll around one of the many lakes in the metro area. This will provide a great dose of fresh air, get your energy levels up, and allow everyone on the walk to enjoy the scenery.

Attend a Baseball Game

  • What’s better than an evening of baseball at an outdoor field? The new Target Field is an incredible stadium to catch a Twins game, and its wheelchair-friendly seating is convenient. There is UCare Accessible Seating on all levels at Target Field, available to all guests with any type of special seating needs.
  • If you want to stay on the St. Paul side of the river, you can head to a St. Paul Saints game, where the entertainment is almost as entertaining as the nine innings. There are sections reserved for wheelchairs – check out where they are on the Saints map here.

The Science Museum of Minnesota

  • There are always new exhibits and sights to see at the Science Museum, with activities to interest anyone from age 2 through adult. This museum is committed to making its exhibitions, Omnitheater films, programs and services accessible to everyone, so navigating a wheelchair through their current Mayan exhibit is convenient. There are also designated accessible parking spaces located in the museum’s parking ramp to make getting in and out easier.
  • Located at 120 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102
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Originally published: August 2, 2013