Free admission days for those who qualify
Minnetrista, in collaboration with Blue Star Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense, will be offering free admission to our nation’s active duty military personnel, including those serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members.
Those who qualify must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (department ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card to receive free admission.
Take on the role of bats, bees, beetles and butterflies. Show off your Pollination Powers and discover their wondrous benefits to earth’s flora, ecosystems and human civilization. The exhibit includes a colorful, curvy maze, undulating walls, a bat cave, bee hive, beetle den and butterfly garden. Maze sections are themed by environments that require pollinating: home garden, meadow, farm, orchard, wetland, jungle, roadside habitats, etc. Activities outside the maze allow visitors to learn more about pollination and pollinators.
Minnetrista is proud to be the first location this immersive role-play traveling exhibition will be available!
Amazing Pollinators is created in partnership with the Florida Museum of Natural History and Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Do you know a pre-teen who is outgrowing their faerie wings? Minnetrista is initiating a new behind the scenes experience just for them! Get a backstage look at the making of the event while establishing and strengthening leadership skills! Meet the actors, build the houses, and work alongside the program designers to learn the tools used to make the magic happen. Faerie Ambassadors is for children ages 11–15.
Imagine and play in a magical faerie wonderland! Enter Minnetrista’s enchanted Oakhurst Gardens and experience crafts, music, dancing, and much more. Enjoy an event for the whole family.
Cost: $8; $7 members
To purchase tickets, please come to the Minnetrista center building or purchase at the gate the day of the event.
Kids 2 and under free.
Treat your faerie princess to an afternoon of pampering and glittery fun with a professional stylist! Your child will sparkle as she is transformed in true faerie fashion—with custom hair, shimmering makeup, bright nail art, and all the magic needed for an evening of wonder and enchantment.
Cost: $35/child; member discounts apply
Registration Deadline: July 22
In partnership with Amber’s Beauty School