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Activities & Resources for Families

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

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 Our Dragon Story created by local artists Magdalena Mora, Seth Eberle, Bart Buch, and Trent Stadler, and fifth grade students at Hope Academy.

Learn more about visiting the Family Gallery!

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Early Childhood Programs

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. 

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More Youth Programs

Summer Day Camps

Learn more about ASI’s summer day camp program.

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Lucia Choir

This seasonal youth choir celebrates Lucia Day for ASI members and the greater Twin Cities community.

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Youth Birthday Parties

Create a memorable party for a special young person in your life organized by ASI.

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Online Resources & Activities


Count the days to Christmas with these Advent-themed activities.

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Jul (Christmas)

Celebrate Christmas through song, dance, crafts, and more!

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Explore the traditions of Sankta Lucia through these activities and resources.

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Pippi Longstocking

Sing, read, create, and play together in the spirit of Pippi Longstocking, author Astrid Lindgren’s and the world’s favorite red-headed heroine.

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Calling all små grodorna (small frogs) … come hop, dance, sing and celebrate Midsommar the Swedish way!

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Natur (Nature)

A great starting place for your family to explore the depths of Swedes’ love of nature.

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Slöjd (Handcraft)

Create useful and beautiful objects inspired by Sweden’s long-standing handcraft tradition “slöjd.”

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Vikings Rule!

Nurture your curiosity about the Vikings with these family-friendly activities, educational resources, and object lists from ASI’s collections.

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