MEA Break Activities in Duluth


Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA) is where our beloved teachers gather together the third Thursday of October every year. Teachers attend to continue learning for themselves, to network, and to gain free resources. This means that many students in Minnesota get a long weekend! If you have the privilege of spending a long MEA weekend with your kids and are looking for memorable experiences in Duluth, we have compiled a few ideas for you!

{Duluth is also a popular destination for other families in MN to visit during their time off.  So, locals, don’t be surprised if you see extra people around your favorite places.}


MEA Special Hours and Events


Book Bingo – Duluth Public Library

Mount Royal

Thursday October 21st 3pm-4pm (Dress Warm)

West Duluth

Thursday October 21st 6pm-7pm


Craft Camp

During the Thursday and Friday of Minnesota’s MEA weekend, the Duluth Folk School will be offering a Craft Camp for kids in the 3rd – 5th grades!

Family Game Night – Cloquet Public Library

Free! With snacks provided.


Glensheen Extended hours

Full Mansion Tours are offered until 6:30 pm and Classic Tours are available until 7:00 pm.


Hartley Nature Center

Extended Hours – open 9am-3pm Thursday-Sunday


Lake Superior Art Glass – Kids Class (Ages 4-13)


MEA Break Fun

Childcare 7:30am-5pm each day

Field trips

Must register at


Mama Meet- Up

Old School Lives in Cotton, MN


The Pumpkin Train


World of Wheels Skate

Thursday, October 21st &
Friday, October 22nd
1:00 TO 3:30 PM
Only $8.00 Admission Plus Rentals


Other Fun Ideas for MEA Break


Have fun, be safe, and stay healthy! Be prepared while you are out and bring your masks and hand sanitizer.