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Youth and Family Programs

ASI's Youth and Family Programming is fun and welcoming to kids and their grown-ups. ASI encourages all young people to explore their world through play, craft, and language learning. Find places to expand your imagination, like the interactive Family Gallery, or attend a monthly drop-in program like Kids at the Castle designed especially for early childhood. For those interested in Scandinavian culture and Swedish language, try one of the youth language courses for kids ages 4-18. 

Workshops

Handcraft

Classes

Events

  • babies at the castle

    Babies at the Castle

    • Friday, February 22, 2019 - 9:15am to 10:00am
    ASI's carrier tours for baby and caregiver will immerse you and your young one in ASI’s new exhibition, Imagine: Surreal Photography by Erik Johansson. Tours are about 30 minutes plus 15 minutes of sensory play. Designed for babies up to 15 months. Other Babies at the Castle dates:
    Cost: $15 for caregiver and baby
    or For information, call 612-871-4907
  • tomtebobarnen

    Preschool Program – Elsa Beskow: Tomtebobarnen

    • Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
    Explore Swedish (and Swedish-American) traditions with your little one. Topics will be explored through creative storytelling, music, art and more. Together, we’ll answer the questions of “What do Swedish families do throughout the year?” and “Why do they do it?” This program is specifically designed for children ages 3-5 and their important adults. Adult accompaniment is required (limit 2 adults per child). Preschool Program dates:
    Cost: $15 ASI member child / $20 non-member child / Adults free
    or For information, call 612-871-4907
  • kids at the castle april

    Kids at the Castle: Over & Under the Snow

    • Friday, March 15, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am
    Make a morning playdate at the Castle!   Also on Saturday, March 16, 9-10 a.m. Mark your calendars for the third Friday and Saturday of every month for this action-packed, kids and family creative playtime. For an hour before the museum opens to the public, families can join us for circle time, storytelling, crafts, visual play, and music inspired by the season. Suggested for ages 2-5. Adults must accompany children.
    Cost: $8 per family. Registration not required.
  • kids at the castle april

    Kids at the Castle: Over & Under the Snow

    • Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am
    Make a morning playdate at the Castle!   Also on Friday, March 15, 9-10 a.m. Mark your calendars for the third Friday and Saturday of every month for this action-packed, kids and family creative playtime. For an hour before the museum opens to the public, families can join us for circle time, storytelling, crafts, visual play, and music inspired by the season. Suggested for ages 2-5. Adults must accompany children.
    Cost: $8 per family. Registration not required.
  • diy dala

    Starting with Slöjd: DIY Dala

    • Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    Join us for a new monthly program for early elementary children who are ready to start crafting! Whether we’re playing with wool, wire, clay or more, we’ll explore new tools, materials and skills that prepare kids for a lifelong love of handcraft, or slöjd. Programs suitable for students in grades K-3. In DIY Dala, listen to a story about a Dala horse, then decorate your own wooden horse any way you like! Other Starting with Slöjd dates:
    Cost: $10 ASI members / $15 non-members
    or For information, call 612-871-4907
  • babies at the castle

    Babies at the Castle

    • Friday, March 22, 2019 - 9:15am to 10:00am
    ASI's carrier tours for baby and caregiver will immerse you and your young one in ASI’s new exhibition, Imagine: Surreal Photography by Erik Johansson. Tours are about 30 minutes plus 15 minutes of sensory play. Designed for babies up to 15 months. Other Babies at the Castle dates:
    Cost: $15 for caregiver and baby
    or For information, call 612-871-4907
  • Intro to Embroidery

    Youth Handcraft: Getting Started with Embroidery

    • Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Get started with the beautiful world of embroidery. Instructor Anna will set up students with the basics, including a pattern and a few basic stitches, and you’ll stitch the afternoon away! Open to students grades 4-12.
    Cost: $25 ASI member youth / $30 non-member youth
    or For information, call 612-871-4907
  • Svenska Skolan

    Svenska Skolan: Spring Term Begins

    • Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 9:30am
    Svenska Skolan is a Saturday morning language and culture program for students ages 4 to 13 that offers an opportunity for children to learn Swedish while having fun.
    Cost: $125 ASI member/ $145 nonmember per student per term.
    or (612) 871-4907

Language & Culture

  • gangspil

    Gangspil - Award-Winning Danish Duo in Concert

    • Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 2:00pm
    Music and Dancing! Don't miss the opportunity to listen to Gangspil, the award-winning Danish duo with Sonnich Lydom on accordion and harmonica, and Kristian Bugge on fiddle. The two musicians perform traditional dance tunes and songs from every corner of their home country. Expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes, fiery reels and happy hopsas, the exotic “Sønderhoning” dance tunes from the famous Island of Fanø, and long forgotten songs from all over the country.
    Cost: $12 ASI members / $15 non-members
    or For information, call 612-871-4907
  • swedish for teenagers class

    Svenska för tonåringar / Swedish for Teenagers – Spring Term Begins

    • Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am
    Introducing Svenska för tonåringar (Swedish for teenagers) – a new class for students age 13-18 who are serious about learning Swedish. If you are thinking about traveling to Sweden as an exchange student, wanting to improve your Swedish to communicate with family or friends, or are simply interested in learning more about Swedish culture through language, this is the perfect class for you! In this course, you will speak, write and read in Swedish. Vi talar, skriver och läser på svenska.
    Cost: $125 ASI member/ $145 nonmember per student per term.
    or For information, call 612-871-4907

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