Minnesota Childrens Museum Saint Paul
Where is it at?
Minnesota Childrens Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Tel: 651 225 6000
Where are we going today?
It's playtime! And well, learning too! (But the kids don't really know that!)
The Minnesota Children's Museum is a great place for kids to go and play in the interactive and hands-on exhibits where they can play, get creative, and experiment, all whilst learning key skills which are important for their development!
It sure will get the whole family thinking!
There are a number of permanent exhibits at the Minnesota Children's Museum, as well as some changing ones so you know there will be something new to go back to on your next visit!
Want to hear about those permanent one? Of course you do! Earth World is all about Minnesota! Kids can imagine and play in this interactive exhibits where they can experience the various environments of the state. Spend some time in the wetlands, forests and prairies all under the one kids-controlled roof!
Habitot lets the kids creep and crawl through hours of fun! Great for toddlers, they can touch, creep, reach and crawl about this special world with mats and pads for those sensitive knees and toes. The area is modelled after the state's four natural habitats, so it's great for them to experience the environment too!
Our World is where kids can connect, communicate and corporate in a neighbourhood environment - and even build their community experiences! Rooftop ArtPark merges nature and art in an impressive and creative outdoor gallery, so the whole family can create imaginative masterpieces. Those little ones can play under the 12 foot tree fort, and play with shadows and movement!
What would a children's museum be without an exhibit on the secrets of the world and the environment through problem-solving.
Fun, creative learning fun at the Minnesota Children’s Museum - it certainly will fill the day!
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 12 months.
When can we go?
9am - 4pm Tues - Thurs / 9am - 8pm Fri & Sat / 9am - 5pm Sunday
Closed Mondays. All year round.
Being a learning-focused museum, they of course welcome school groups! Give them a call to discuss field trip options.
The store and gift shop have snacks, sandwiches, cheese and crackers. There are also grab and go snacks. .
Feel free to bring your own food and drink (not allowed in the galleries), and the gift shop and store sell fresh fruit. .
Any Top Tips?
The third Sunday of every month is FREE! Make sure you leave strollers in the car or at home because of the number of people who visit. .
Doing our bit
They are all about learning, so they make sure that all of the exhibit contribute to their development and needs! .
Need a little extra help?
Give them a call to check their accessibility .
Can I get one of those?
Save those pennies as there is a gift shop! Great to pick up those educational or fun items for the kids to take home. .
3 hour parking is only $5!.
What people are saying?
by Nathaniel Tower
This is a good place for the kids. There are a lot of fun activities and opportunities to play and learn. I wish the admission was a little less for adults. We've been here twice with our 3 year old, and both trips ended in a meltdown. I think it can be a bit overwhelming for someone at that age, but I don't think it's really designed for kids too much over 5 or 6.
by Tom Kelly
I had as good of a time as the kids I was with, if not more. Super place, lots to see. 5 STAR Attraction.
by Jeannie De La Cruz
I just hired a nanny for the summer and called to see if she could use my membership card so my three grandchildren can go more often. I was told I would need to upgrade (read $30) to passport membership so I can have a 'guest' utilize the card. Definitely not worth it. So I paid for a membership that will be used very little due to change in job hours and would have to pay more to get the benefits my membership should cover. Not cool.
by Jease Bundy
This is nothing like a museum. The dinosaurs exhibit was very small and the whole place was geared towards kids 5 and younger. My two boys that are 7 and 8 got board quickly
by Joel Rogness
It's a fun place to be with kids - in part because as a new-ish parent it's wild to be around so many other new-ish parents. Fun to watch the munchkins crashing into each other trying to negotiate the world (and the bubble room).