Families are on the move this week with a long weekend thanks to the annual Education Minnesota Conference. Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport is “going wild” in celebration of the travel surge that will bring more children into the terminal.
The airport will host the Minnesota Zoo’s Zoomobile on Concourse D, Tuesday, October 18 and Friday, October 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Zoo trainers will present a variety of animals including small mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and raptors.
Face painters will set up stations in the Airport Mall and outside the Children’s Play Area on Concourse C, offering free animal-themed face painting to children. Children may also receive a free bag of Snackimals™ organic animal cookies from the Information booths located throughout the terminal.
Travelers of all ages can enjoy several new shops and restaurants that have opened this fall, including: iStore (Airport Mall), Swarovski (Airport Mall), North Loop Market (Airport Mall), Duty Free (Concourse D), and Republic (Concourse D) where one can listen to live music, courtesy of McNally Smith College of Music.
Given the uptick in travel this week, all travelers are advised to arrive at least two hours prior to their flights. Save up to $10 a day by parking in the Quick Ride Ramp at Terminal 1, located off of Highway 5 at the Post Road exit.