For over thirty years The Minnesota Children's Museum has provided a great space for families and children of the Twin Cities to frequent. While the museum was initially located in downtown Minneapolis, it moved to to St. Paul in 1995 after outgrowing two different locations in Minneapolis. It its new location it has welcomed over five million guests through its doors and provided a wonderful learning experience for kids of all ages.
Things to Do
- Learn more about life on our planet at Earth World, an interactive exhibit in the Minnesota Children's Museum. Kids can play to their heart's content and even pretend to live in a colony of ants.
- Habitot provides a place for the smallest members of your family to play and learn in a safe and engaging environment.
- While Earth World covers the natural world of animals and critters, Our World teaches kids about their community and the lives of people in Minnesota.
- Get your little ones involved in art at the Rooftop Art Park!
Minnesota Children's Museum Insider Tips
- MERSC (Minnesota Employee Recreation & Services Council) offers discounts on entry to the museum so be sure to check (if you work in Minnesota) whether or not your employer participates in the program.
- There isn't a huge selection of places to eat nearby so consider saving money by bringing food with you because all the running around and learning will certainly make you and your little ones hungry.
- Entry to the museum is free every third Sunday of the month from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. These times can be busy so try to get there early as possible and be aware that the crowds are always bigger during the rainy months!
- Be sure to check the visiting exhibits page to find out what attractions are only at the museum for a limited time.