From virtual reality to dinosaur exhibits, there is something to do around every corner in Minneapolis. Keep your video-game-loving-teen occupied and active at REM5 VR Lab with a state-of-the-art virtual reality experience for all ages, experience levels, and interests paired with food made in-house and a wide selection of local craft brews. For a more collaborative adventure, have the whole family try one of the escape rooms at Trapped Puzzle Rooms located in both North Loop and Uptown. Each room tells a unique story and has a mystery to uncover. The Science Museum of Minnesota offers hands-on exhibits, larger-than-life Omnitheater films, and a world-class collection of fossils and artifacts including one of only four real Triceratops on display in the world.
What teenager doesn’t like shopping for new clothes and gadgets, right? As one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, Mall of America (MOA) hosts over 520 stores, 50 restaurants and attractions galore, including The Escape Game, Moose Mountain Adventure Golf and FlyOver America. With no sales tax on clothing or shoes in Minnesota, this is the ideal place for your teenagers to stock up on all the new clothing trends. For the classic trends, we suggest Cotton On, Garage, American Eagle, Hollister, and H&M. For those teenagers who are edgier than most, head to Zumiez, Pac Sun and Urban Outfitters for all their apparel dreams. Before you leave MOA, be sure to visit the second largest Lululemon in the nation, which offers yoga and other weekly events.
For the artsy teenagers, visit a gallery! Gamut Gallery in East Town and is dedicated to spreading love through art and showcasing affordable pieces. Browse art of all mediums, take home your favorite print, ceramic figurine or colorful piece of jewelry from their gift shop, or plan ahead to take advantage of presale admission prices for ticketed exhibitions.