Welcome to Kid City!

KID CITY, a project of Maplewood Parks and Recreation with Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, is now in it's second year thanks to funding from the MN State Arts Board, Bigelow Foundation and St Paul Foundation!  Here's to the power of playfulness!!!


Saturday, April 1st, 4-5:30pm

Maplewood Community Center-YMCA

Bring you best joke to the LAUGH IN on April Fools day and help the Maplewood City Council or the Police Department win the JOKE SWAP CHALLENGE! They will each be picking their top three jokes before challenging the audience to make the ultimate decision: WHAT IS THE FUNNIEST JOKE IN MAPLEWOOD?!

Here's highlights of KID CITY in action, Fall 2016:


Fairview Alternative High School students are collaboratively concocting creative solutions to real-life challenges in their school, neighborhood, city and world through improv.


Families at Tubman Center are getting the giggles, designing and building their Happy Places and collecting laughs for the next Maplewood Laughter Museums.
Stay tuned to see where KID CITY will pop up next!
•April 1 Laugh In: Celebrate Maplewood's Day of Laughter with the Joke Swap Challenge, performances and lots of laughs at the Maplewood Community Center.

•Summer Maplewood Parks & Recreation WOW Events:
Jump into creative mayhem and fun surprises with KID CITY artists.



Stay up to date with everything Kid City has planned via facebook, twitter, and our hashtag #KidCityMN. 

Kid City Artists lead a Laugh Lab at Carver Elementary School. April 2016.

Have questions or an idea for Kid City?

Contact Outreach Coordinator Gaosong Heu at gaosong@zpuppets.org

and sign up to receive emails for upcoming workshops and events!

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 Funny Face Gallery!

The Funny Face Gallery is an ongoing collection of pictures taken at Kid City events all over Maplewood!

Do you see yourself?


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.