Minnesota Children's Museum
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102+1104
Minnesota Children's Museum Description
The Minnesota Children's Museum, with its "playing is learning" mantra, gives little kids an opportunity to play in a "world" that's built to their scale. From hands-on activities that teach kids about nature, science, and math to a special area just for babies and toddlers to explore (the popular "Habitot"), the museum is sure to delight kids under 10.
Science & Nature Museum
Babies: Don't miss Habitot, a discovery area where babies can crawl or scoot around four regional habitats.
Toddlers & Pre-K: Make a beeline for Earth World, where your child can dress up like a beaver, crawl through a giant anthill, and learn about Minnesota animals and habitats.
School-Age Kids: Kids this age love racing boats down "rivers" and sending ping-pong balls down plastic chutes in the Water Works area in the World Works exhibit. Even big kids -- i.e., dads -- can spend hours playing here.
- Don't bring the stroller. The museum is stroller-friendly, but if you donât anticipate your child needing a nap, you can just let him totter from exhibit to exhibit instead -- and this way, heâll burn off some extra energy.
Just the Facts
Hours: Tues.-Thurs., Sat.-Sun.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; open Mon. (Memorial Day through Labor Day) 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed all other Mondays
Fees: Under $10
Recommended Time: 1 to 2 hours
Reviews of Minnesota Children's Museum
By MinneapolisDawn March 05, 2012
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We live in the Minneapolis area and are actually members at this fabulous museum. I love that there are two traveling exhibits that rotate through the museum so there is almost always something new to check out. I would say that this museum is really great for grade school aged children - kids older than about 10 will get bored easily. I would definitely plan on at least 2 hours, perhaps more to see everything. There are 3 floors of exhibits and when we visit my daughter spends about 20 to 30 minutes in each, about 3 hours each time. Dont miss the face painting and interactive programs that happen throughout the day. In the summer the rooftop park is a favorite as the sand they have for the kids to play in is soooo soft. My daughter does avoid the ant hill as it is a bit dark for her and she gets scared, but many other kids dont seem to have a problem with it. I would highly recommend this as a great place to visit for a rainy afternoon or wintry day. Take advantage of the pass to play program through local libraries if you happen to live in the Twin Cities. This allows 2 free passes and 4 additional people for 2$ each. It is a great way to save some money on the entrance fee. This museum has been a favorite in our family for many years now. Read More