May 2112:30 pm – 3:30 pm
May 2110 am – 1 pm
The time when syrener–that is, lilacs–bloom is as much beloved in Sweden as in Minnesota. It tends to happen a little later in Sweden–late May or early June.
Jag tycker att doften av syren är världens ljuvligaste. I think the scent of lilacs is the sweetest scent in the world.
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!— ASI Member
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI— CNN
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI
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ASI’s Youth and Family programs offer opportunities for families, children and even the tiniest tots to learn about Scandinavian art, craft, culture and history – and to discover something new about themselves.
From handcraft classes to opportunities for language learning, from summer day camps to birthday parties, there’s always something for you and your children to explore together.
Plus, see ASI’s free online resources for kids and families!
ASI’s Family Gallery encourages the youngest visitor to play, touch, read and explore through an imaginative and immersive exhibition that changes every year.
Now on view is Water, sky and me by Swedish illustrator and author Stina Wirsén.
Learn more about visiting the Family Gallery!
ASI offers special programming for children ages 0 to 5 and their accompanying adults, from action-packed Kids at the Castle playtimes to Babies at the Castle tours for the very youngest visitors.
Learn more about ASI’s summer day camp program.
This seasonal youth choir celebrates Lucia Day for ASI members and the greater Twin Cities community.
Create a memorable party for a special young person in your life organized by ASI.
Count the days to Christmas with these Advent-themed activities.
Celebrate Christmas through song, dance, crafts, and more!
Explore the traditions of Sankta Lucia through these activities and resources.
Sing, read, create, and play together in the spirit of Pippi Longstocking, author Astrid Lindgren’s and the world’s favorite red-headed heroine.
Calling all små grodorna (small frogs) … come hop, dance, sing and celebrate Midsommar the Swedish way!
A great starting place for your family to explore the depths of Swedes’ love of nature.
Create useful and beautiful objects inspired by Sweden’s long-standing handcraft tradition “slöjd.”
Nurture your curiosity about the Vikings with these family-friendly activities, educational resources, and object lists from ASI’s collections.
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