Skate the Star at Mall of America

Lace up your skates and get ready to Skate the Star at the Mall of America’s brand new ice rink! Enjoy this bit of seasonal fun starting December 8th. It’s located outside the Level 1, North entrance.

The ice rink is free and open to the public, but you’ll need to bring your own skates or rent a pair for a $5 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.

All skaters must complete waivers before skating. (A tip: Download, print, and fill out the waiver in advance HERE to save time.)

Hours are as follows:

December 8 – December 23

Monday – Friday: 3 – 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm

December 26 – January 2

Monday – Friday: 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

January 3 – January 27

Monday – Friday: 3 – 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm

January 17

Thursday: 3 – 5 pm

Holidays

Christmas Eve: 11 am – 3 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 1 – 7 pm
New Year’s Day: Closed
MLK Day: 10 am – 9 pm

*Hours are subject to change.

Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium – 40% Off Annual Passes

Want to give a phenomenal experience gift this Christmas? How about passes to Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium at the Mall of America? Right now you can get an individual annual pass for 40% off through Groupon and pay just $29.40 (reg. $49)!

Another option: buy a Family Pass for just $107.40 (reg. $179)! This will cover four named individuals ages 3 and up. Note that kids 0-2 years old always get in free.

Plus, save an extra 10% through 11/29/18 with coupon code SUPER!

What’s included:

  • 12 months of unlimited visits
  • Exclusive member events
  • Gift shop discounts
  • 20% off birthday party packages
  • 50% off admission for accompanying friends and family
  • 15% off Behind the Scenes Tour, Snorkel Experiences, Overnight Programs, Fins and Flights, and Sharks After Dark

You’ll need to redeem the voucher in person by 2/28/19 to activate membership and receive your photo ID card. The 12-month membership begins at the time of your in-person activation.

Travel around the world’s amazing oceans with just one ticket to SEA LIFE. Family and friends explore the 1.3 million gallon aquarium featuring thousands of sea creatures around every turn. Seahorses and jellyfish swim around in breathtaking fashion, and so does other marine life. A 300-foot-long ocean tunnel simulates the experience of walking across the ocean floor. Nine-foot-long Sand Tiger Sharks roam overhead and flash their menacing teeth while giant rescued sea turtles come face to flipper with you. The aquarium’s more interactive attractions explain what makes undersea life so appealing. At the touch pool, for instance, education hosts explain the lives of coastal creatures, letting visitors touch everything in the exhibit, including sea stars and sea anemones.

Get your Groupon HERE!

*EXTENDED* Crayola Experience Cyber Monday Sale: 50% Off Single Day Tickets or Annual Pass Bundle

This sale has been extended! It’s now good through Wednesday, 11/28.

Crayola Experience is having a HOT Cyber Monday Sale and is offering 50% off Single Day Tickets and a special Annual Pass Bundle! Note that these offers are valid online only.

With the discount, a 1-day general admission pass for the Mall of America location is just $10.49 (reg. $20.99).

If you know you’re planning to visit more than once during the year, you can spring for an Annual Pass Bundle for $20.99 (reg. $43.98) which includes unlimited visits for 1 year from date of purchase at all Crayola Experience locations AND a Souvenir Drink Cup.

Note that children under the age of 2 are free.

Handmade Holidays: November 23 – January 1

Fill this season with color and create gifts from the heart during Crayola Experience’s Handmade Holidays! Create an elf with Crayola Model Magic, color and craft a handmade pop-out card, and paint a festive garland. Families can also take part in holiday slime classes*, enjoy seasonal treats* and more! These holiday adventures are all in addition to the 23 creative, hands-on activities.

*Additional fee applies.

Santa’s Arrival Ceremony at MOA

Although our ground might not be white just yet, we know it will be, sooner than later.  It means holiday time is comeing up and Santa’s Arrival Ceremony at MOA takes place this Thursday, November 8th from 5:30-7:00.  Live music, treats, activities, and more.

Thursday, November 8
Holiday Activities | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Rotunda

Santa is arriving at Mall of America® to officially kick off the holiday season! Stop in the Rotunda for treats, provided by Nestlé Toll House Café® + Caribou Coffee. Then make your way over to the South Entrance of Nickelodeon Universe to see Santa light up the park with holiday magic at the Universe of Light Holiday Light Show. Next, pick your spot to watch a holiday parade led by the Lakeville North High School Marching Band as Santa makes his way to Santa Land. And finally, end your night with a special photo with the big man in red! We hope to see you there for this magical event!

Toddler Tuesday: St. Paul Ballet

The Toddler Tuesday events at the Mall of America were always on our list when our girls were younger.  Each Tuesday was something different and perfect for the toddler age group.  Short enough and yet long enough to work for a morning outing to the mall.

This coming Toddler Tuesday: St. Paul Ballet gives a glimpse of the Nutcracker Story.   Bring your toddler to the Mall on Tuesday from 10-noon and enjoy the morning.

A Nutcracker Story from St. Paul Ballet

Join the Sugar Plum Fairy to kick off your holiday magic! Enjoy excerpts from A Nutcracker Story by costumed characters of St. Paul Ballet accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. Also, don’t miss out on the chance to dance with us and make your own Kingdom of Sweets craft!

TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES Costume Character Appearance at Mall of America – Tuesday, July 10th

TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES costume characters are coming to the Mall of America! Meet your favorite heroes at Toddler Tuesday July 10th from 10 am – 12 pm. There will be fun activities and giveaways to celebrate the film’s release. Be sure to come dressed as your favorite DC superhero for the chance to win a prize pack! Activities take place in the Rotunda.

Check out the movie trailer here:

You can also join the Teen Titans at CHS Field as the St. Paul Saints take on the Cleburne Railroaders on Tuesday, July 10th. Gates open at 5:35 pm.

TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES opens in theaters July 27th!

Crayola Experience Discount Tickets – $29.99 for 2 + Free Kid’s Meal!

Crayola Experience Discount Tickets Mall of America

Now is a GREAT time to plan a visit to Crayola Experience at Mall of America because you can get Crayola Experience discount tickets through Groupon! With this special offer you can get TWO Crayola Experience admission tickets, plus one kid’s meal for a total of $29.99!

The kid’s meal includes:

  • Choice of PB&J, two chicken strips, or a hot dog
  • One apple
  • One yogurt
  • Drink in a souvenir cup
  • Souvenir lunch box

Crayola Experience is a sprawling wonderland of colorful adventure that appeals to kids and kids-at-heart alike. Located in the Mall of America, this 60,000 square foot celebration of the iconic crayon fills the day with hands-on play for the entire family with over 25 fun and creative attractions. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Be a Star: Kids can appear as the star of their own coloring page (and even color outside the lines of their own faces) and have their image printed on a t-shirt, and even name and wrap their very own Crayola crayon
  • Create Cool Things: Melt crayons into souvenir rings, learn to paint with melted crayons, embark on a 4-D coloring adventure, scribble art with chalk at Scribble Square
  • Learn Cool Things: Check out how crayons are made in a live manufacturing show, and learn the history and science behind Crayola at the Cafe Stage
  • Just Play: Crayola Experience also features a Color Playground and a vibrant Toddler Town

sCrayola Experience Discount Tickets - Half Price at Mall of America!

These Crayola Experience discount tickets will only be available for purchase for a limited time, but you can use them through September 3, 2018. Perfect for a summer break activity to beat the heat indoors!

Order Crayola Experience discount tickets HERE.

Groupon Deals at MOA – Amazing Mirror Maze, GameWorks, Sea Life Minnesota + More!

Mall of America Groupon Deals

Before your next trip to the Mall of America, you’ll definitely want to check out Groupon for savings on some of their attractions! The Mall of America is a fantastic destination for both out-of-towners and locals. There is just SO much to do and see!

We’ve rounded up all of the Mall of America Groupon deals we could find, including everything from the Amazing Mirror Maze to GameWorks to Sea Life Minnesota. Enjoy!

Amazing Mirror Maze

  • $10 for a mirror-maze adventure for two
  • $20 for a mirror-maze adventure for four
  • $30 for a mirror-maze adventure for six
  • $64 for a party package for up to twelve

Nestled within the third floor of Mall of America, the Amazing Mirror Maze’s twisting, reflective paths wind through a 2,500-square-foot labyrinth brimming with disorienting mirrors arranged beneath archways flecked with colorful diamonds. These endless passageways fade into the distance, reflected eternally to befuddle guests and throw off internal navigation systems.

The Big Ticket Adventure Pass

  • $80 for The Big Ticket Adventure Pass for One Child
  • $89 for The Big Ticket Adventure Pass for One Adult

The Big Ticket is a three-day pass that provides 30% savings on the following Mall of America and Twin Cities attractions:

  • Nickelodeon Universe® (Mall of America)
  • SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium (Mall of America)
  • Science Museum of Minnesota®
  • Minnesota Zoo
  • IMAX® Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo
  • FlyOver America (Mall of America)
  • Crayola® Experience (Mall of America)

Once your attraction pass has been acknowledged at the first attraction, you will have three days, including that day, to visit the attractions. Each attraction can only be visited once within the three days (note: three days does not necessarily mean 72 hours).

GameWorks

  • $20 for an all-day game pass for one and a $20 game card

Each all-day pass grants a single user unlimited access to hundreds of arcade games, valid from the first swipe until the arcade closes that day. The GameWorks venues are family entertainment centers that offer a unique combination of games, food and sports for the whole family. Our goal is to provide families with a premiere entertainment and gaming experience in a safe and welcoming environment.

Professor Bellows Old Time Photos

  • $19 for an old-time-style photo session with 8”x10” print for up to two people
  • $35 for an old-time-style photo session with 8”x10” print for up to four people
  • $46 for an old-time-style photo session with 8”x10” print for up to six people

Rick Bronson’s House Of Comedy Shows

  • $11 for general admission any Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday show
  • $16 for general admission any Friday show

Sea Life Minnesota

  • $14.99 for Admission for One Child Ages 3-12: Valid Monday-Friday
  • $19.99 for Admission for One Adult Ages 13+: Valid Monday-Friday
  • $15.99 for Admission for One Child Ages 3-12: Valid Any Day
  • $21.99 for Admission for One Adult Ages 13+: Valid Any Day

Travel around the world’s amazing oceans with just one ticket to SEA LIFE. Family and friends explore the 1.3 million gallon aquarium featuring thousands of sea creatures around every turn. Seahorses and jellyfish swim around in breathtaking fashion, and so does other marine life. A 300ft long ocean tunnel, simulates the experience of walking across the ocean floor. 9ft long Sand Tiger Sharks roam overhead and flash their menacing teeth while giant rescued sea turtles come face to flipper with you.

Smaaash

  • $18 for Go Kart Experience for One; Valid Monday–Thursday
  • $35 for Go Kart Experience for Two; Valid Monday–Thursday
  • $65 for Go Kart Experience for Four; Valid Monday–Thursday
  • $89 for Go Kart Experience for Six; Valid Monday–Thursday
  • $19 for Three Active or Virtual Reality Games Plus Laser Tag for One Person
  • $35 for Three Active or Virtual Reality Games Plus Laser Tag for Two Person
  • $65 for Three Active or Virtual Reality Games Plus Laser Tag for Four Person
  • $92 for Three Active or Virtual Reality Games Plus Laser Tag for Six Person

Located with the modern marvel that is the Mall of America, SMAAASH and its 40,000 square feet center offers visitors an array of ways to have fun. Their multilevel go-kart track features electric go-karts, and more than a dozen virtual reality experiences help guests immerse themselves in another world, whether they’re fighting back hordes of zombies or balancing 500 feet above sea level with only a narrow plank to walk across tall buildings. Food and drinks are available on-site to keep kids and adults alike partying throughout the day.

Class for One, Two, or Four at vomFass

  • $19 for Class for One
  • $35 for Class for Two
  • $64 for Class for Four

Classes include demonstration with opportunities for hands-on participation, as well as samples of the recipes made during the class, take-home recipes, and pairing ideas. Cooking, wine appreciation, or spirit appreciation classes are available. If desired, alternative dietary needs can be addressed during the class if mentioned at registration.

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION Staycation Event at Mall of America

We’re getting seriously excited about Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation coming to theaters next month! We loved the previous flicks and can’t wait to see what comes with this follow-up.

You and your family can get in on the fun this upcoming weekend at the Mall of America with a Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Staycation Event in the Rotunda! Stop by on Friday, June 8 from 3 – 7 pm and Saturday, June 9 from 12 – 4 pm for free snow cones, character photo opportunities, family-fun activities and a sneak peek at the newest film.

Plus, you can watch the previous two movies for FREE! Hotel Transylvania will be shown starting at 5 pm on Friday, June 8 and Hotel Transylvania 2 will be shown starting at 2 pm on Saturday, June 9.

Here’s a little more about the new film:

In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

 

See HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION in theaters July 13, 2018!

Nickelodeon Universe: $10 Off All-Day Wristbands

We just love spending time at Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America. There is so much to do for the whole family with rides for everyone from the toddlers to the grown-ups. It’s an especially good place to go on rainy spring days when you still want to do something active or on super hot summer days when you want to enjoy the cool air conditioning.

We also love how the ceiling made of windows and the big trees scattered throughout Nickelodeon Universe make you feel like you’re outside even though you’re indoors. As an added bonus, once you get hungry from riding all those rides, there are lots of snacks available within Nickelodeon Universe and dozens of restaurants within just a few steps.

Planning a trip to the Mall of America? Here’s a great deal on Nickelodeon Universe Unlimited Ride Wristbands – save $10 when you show this coupon through Thursday, May 24th! Please note that this coupon is valid Monday – Thursday only. This drops the price of a wristband from $35.99 down to $25.99.

During the week they’re open from 10 am – 9:30 pm, so this can make for a fun after school or evening event for the whole family.