Free First Saturday: Snow Day Hooray
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Free First Saturday: Snow Day Hooray

Get out your snow pants and cozy PJs, and cancel your plans—we’re calling a Walker snow day! Borrow a pair of snowshoes and brave the cold for some outdoor exploration or get cozy indoors with art-making, story time, and more fun inspired by Minnesota’s favorite unofficial winter holiday.

Free First Saturday also features free gallery admission on the first Saturday of every month. Gallery admission tickets are available on-site on the event day from the Main Lobby desk; quantities are limited. Free admission 10 am–5 pm, activities 10 am–3 pm.

Activities are subject to change or cancellation. Snowshoes are weather-dependent and may be canceled for extreme cold or if there is not enough snow. Please check back for updates, details, and COVID-19 guidelines as the program approaches.

See the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden like never before: on snowshoes! You can also try a self-guided scavenger hunts or create your own snow castle.
Snowshoes will be available to check out just outside the main entrance to the Walker on Vineland Place for free, 30-minute exploration sessions, courtesy of the University of Minnesota Center for Outdoor Adventure. Quantities and sizes are limited; available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For visitors who need to plan accessible transportation to the Walker, please email or call 612-375-7564 to inquire about reserving timed admission.

The film will be captioned. To request accommodations for this program, or for more information about accessibility, visit our Access page, call 612-375-7564, or email

For more information about accessibility at the Walker, visit our Access page.

Free First Saturday is sponsored by

  • Ameriprise Financial