Reopening Attractions


Walker Art Center.
Photo courtesy of iStock/wanderluster

While the world is still grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, many theme parks, attractions, and museums are slowly reopening with proper safety guidelines in place. Before purchasing tickets or scheduling plans, be sure to check out the individual websites for the listed attractions. As the pandemic changes on a daily basis the information below may be outdated by the time this is published.


Rabbit Hole. Photo courtesy of Studio Moss

Into the Rabbit Hole by Studio Moss:

2327 Wycliff Street 210 Saint Paul, MN 55108

Studio Moss, co-founded by Suzanne Casler and Anna Gaseitsiwe, specializes in temporary and semi-permanent art installations and backdrops. At the end of August, they will be opening their new immersive pop-up selfie exhibit “Into the Rabbit Hole.” Each traveler is given 45 minutes to meander through uniquely designed spaces that capture a fantastic world of magic and wonderment. The exhibit is set up in The Wycliff, in St. Paul. You can reserve tickets online and research their COVID-19 policy on their website.

The Walker Sculpture Garden. Photo courtesy of BigStock/pink candy

Walker Art Center

725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The Walker Art Center is open with a variety of contemporary art exhibits. With various exhibits to explore, there is plenty to see at the Walker, including Don’t let this be easy. This new exhibit and collection features work from today and all the way back to the 1970s. Located in Gallery 7 with a focus on female artists, Don’t let this be easy highlights diverse selections from paintings, sculptures, moving image works, books and more. For a full list of their hours and new policies concerning COVID-19, you can visit the link above.

Como Zoo and Conservatory. Photo courtesy of BigStock/Trek13

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

1225 Estabrook Dr, St. Paul, MN 55103

A fun afternoon at the zoo is back and ready to welcome families and groups through safe, socially distant practices. To visit, reservations are required for both members and nonmembers. They are still free but this allows Como to limit crowds and keep an eye on their capacity, set at a strict 250 people. Como has also put in a one-way walking path so that groups don’t cross over each other. Face masks are required and the zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nickelodeon Universe. Photo courtesy of BigStock/sainaniritu

Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America

60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425

Nickelodeon Universe, the center of the nation’s largest mall, reopened in the beginning of August. Some things may look a little different, including only a handful of rides being open. They are offering a special two-hour unlimited ride wristband, available to guests on a first come, first served basis. Passes are available on-site only and guest capacity has been capped at 250. Mall of America has also put in a mask mandate, requiring them at all times within Nickelodeon Universe, with the exception of children ages two and under along with people who have special medical conditions.

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