*EXTENDED* Skate the Star at Mall of America

**This opportunity has been extended through February 18th!

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

*EXTENDED* January 28 – February 18

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


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
*NEW* Valentine’s Day: 3 – 10 pm
*NEW* Presidents Day: 10 am – 9 pm

*Hours are subject to change.

Nickelodeon Universe $15 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 those cold winter days when you 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 – pay just $15 when you show this coupon through Thursday, February 14th! This is a $21.99 savings off the full price. Note that the coupon is only valid Monday – Thursday.

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.

Crayola Experience: Free Admission for Kids Ages 4 and Under – Weekdays Through February

Crayola Experience is treating little ones to a day of fun this winter by offering free admission on weekdays to all kids 4 and under, now through 2/28/19. Please note that you’ll need to present a copy of your child’s birth certificate. This deal is also not valid Monday, February 18th (Presidents Day).

Of course, you’ll still need to buy tickets for the rest of the family, but you can get 2-for-1 discount tickets to save there, too.

Other savings opportunities and special offers:

  • Hospitality Employees: Free admission daily through 1/31/19; 25% off admission for immediate family (spouse, children, grandparents)
    Bring pay stub, work ID, or proof of employment
  • Teachers: Free admission daily; 25% off admission for immediate family on Saturdays
    Bring valid teacher ID (school badge or recent pay stub + photo ID)
  • First Responders: Free admission daily; 25% off admission for immediate family on Sundays
    Bring valid ID
  • Birthday Freebies: Free admission within 7 days of your birthday
    Valid with proof of birthdate (driver’s license or birth certificate)

Free Sanctus Real Concert

With the recent cold temps you might be hunting for indoor fun.  The Free Sanctus Real Concert taking place at the Mall of America tomorrow evening (January 18) should be at the top of your list.  Taking place in the Rotunda area from 7-9, the pefect warm indoor place to be.


98.5 KTIS is happy to welcome Sanctus Real for a free winter concert at the Mall of America Rotunda on January 18! Get an up-close performance before you hear them on the big stage at Joyful Noise this summer. There will be plenty of standing room, but if you want to sit up-close and get a photo with the band, be sure to get a wristband. A limited number will be distributed beginning at 5:30.

While we are safe and warm on a cold January night inside the MOA, there are many teens who are homeless and looking for ways to stay warm.  Last December, Good in the ‘Hood provided backpacks, filled with winter survival supplies, to homeless youth. These backpacks included hand/feet warmers. John was one teen who received a backpack. Upon receiving this gift he said: “I thought I was one of the forgotten few…that nobody cared about. Thank you for helping us believe that we actually matter.”

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.

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.