The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm, Fargo

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  • I was very disappointed with our visit. I had been there 10 years ago to volunteer in college and I don’t think anything has changed. Many things were broken and missing. We struggled to find an hour ...  more »
  • The museum is inside a renovated two story farm house set on some acreage with a lot of green space. Although it's right in the city of Fargo, once you're in there it doesn't feel like "city". When yo...  more »
  • Although small, lots of things for young kids to do. However, needs updating (example: Velcro wouldn't stick in farm). Nice outdoor area. Train for kids to ride for additional cost. Our 3 year old son...  more »
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  • I loved the homey feel of this children's museum! Some of the exhibits were dated and falling apart, though. You can tell this museum is a labor of love and worth the visit if you're in the area!
  • How do you get a one star review. Well first things first, you walk in the carpet needs a massive shampooing and some vacuuming, there are stains all over the carpet, looking very disgusting for a "childrens" museum. Total lack of professionalism on exhibits- they are not put together nicely, with explanations, its literally just laying here and there, in random rooms, with out any clean or pro feel, They have a "planetarium" its literally a dark hallway with a dark light and a small map drawn on the ceiling, its like that is a planetarium. They said they have a music room, it looks more like finding a bunch of old junk in grandparents attic, that was used up 50 years ago. Everything is dirty, the "exhibits" the bathrooms, the train had one light coat of paint on the seats, were you could see crudely through. We paid 20 bucks for entry for 2 adults and a 3 year old, seriously for what? The city of Fargo should be embarrassed to have this on there tourism sites. When you are out of town visiting local attractions and you see this you just role your eyes and say I guess in fargo this is good.
  • Some other reviews said that this place was dirty but I'd call it used and played with. And that's exactly what a children's museum is for, hands on experiences. Our kids loved it and are already asking to go back.
  • We walked in and were greeted by a friendly staff. They were a quiet group. As we started walking through the place we both noticed how much cleaning it needed. Everything there seems too old to function properly. We tried to velcro an apple to the wooden tree and it wouldn't stick at all. All the setups they had seemed decades old. When we went upstairs, there were a bunch of creepy dolls to interact with (press the button and listen, take out a bunch of cloth rope that is imitating intestines). It almost seemed like a horror place. If you have a little kid, they will have some fun for sure. It's just tough as a parent to think about how unclean it is. Outside is a solid place to stop by afterwards. The staff and the outdoors brought this place up to 2 stars. They had a good playground and a train that takes rides every hour on the hour (1 dollar per person). Admission to the place is 5 dollars a person for anyone over 1 years old. For the 3 of us, the price wasn't worth it (once isn't bad but not more). They also have a membership which was 70 dollars and includes both parents and all kids.
  • The kids had a blast! EVERYTHING is hands on.

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