The suggestions below have come from library staff and participants of the Winter Lights series. This page is updated after each session to add more idea.
Have an idea to add? Email it to Ann Zawistoski.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Indoor water parks
These are indoor gardens (or portions of larger gardens) that are open to the public. In these protected gardens, plants from other climatic regions of the globe can flourish no matter what the weather outside may be. These are great to visit if you want warmth and humidity and to see plants growing. The University of Minnesota maintains a list of all public gardens in Minnesota.
[image description: a photograph of large palm trees in the greenhouse at the University of Minnesota. From https://mngardens.horticulture.umn.edu/university-of-minnesota-biological-sciences-greenhouse]