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Minnesota Children's Museum, Saint Paul

Categories: Children’s Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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  • My Granddaughters 1st visit to the children's museum and she loved it great Staff and alot to do even though i would have liked the mall of america better for curious George Thomas the train was the t...  read more »
  • Not sure if construction had anything to do with it but it was very small and not much to do or look at. Basically a small in door playground for $40 for family of 4. Would have rather went to the MN ...  read more »
  • We are from out of town and went knowing many of the areas were under construction. We loved it! The areas that were open were fun and interactive. The staff and volunteers were so friendly, patient a...  read more »
  • I had the absolute worst experience here this past week. All of the exhibits besides one in the basement and one on the third floor were open. I paid for parking, waited in line for 35 minutes and then paid to enter into a demolished museum. No warning that this is what it would be like. Parents all around me were enraged, complaining to the manager left and right and dragging their sobbing kids out of the museum. I previously loved this place but after such poor planning I doubt I will return again.
  • Really fun place that is constantly changing. (Currently under major construction.) We have gone with the family many times and have had great educational experiences by just letting the kids run around, build, craft, and explore.
  • Great for the kids - if you live close I would encourage a season pass for the family. The kids learn interactively, get tired out, get to play in the water, sand, or other environments, and they always have special exhibits. The Halloween Party was a special favorite when our kids were younger!
  • We took a little stroll down to the Museum when me and the little dudes had a morning to hang out. This was a great place to kill a few hours! Word to the wise, the parking situation, while nice that they have a dedicated lot, is pretty crappy! Imagine you're trying to fit 5 pounds of garbage in a 3 pound bucket, then add cars. Seriously, it was incredibly frustrating as everyone parked in approximately 1.3 spots, making it seem like there were spots everywhere, when in actuality, anything that transports kiddos won't. Word to the wise, just go to the roof and park there. The skywalk over to the museum was nice as it was a blistering 3 degrees when we visited in late February. They allowed plenty of room for strollers on the elevators and doors. When we came in, we were greeted, literally, by 6 busses of children who were coming in for a field trip. Luckily, they have an area on the 4th floor for little peeps. The area had plenty of slides, windows, stuff to climb on, and even an area where they could fake ice fish! The nature area was quite extensive and included an area with a small river where the kids could send toys down to a small pool. The upstairs area was pretty sweet as well with a couple exhibits on turtles and snakes. At 11 (not sure if it's every day) they bring turtles out for the kids to touch. We loved how interactive it was! Downstairs were a couple small areas where the little dudes basically ran around and played. One "sensorium" type room had a bunch of large blocks, stuff to climb on, inner tubes to roll around and teepees with pillows inside. Our favorite spot was the town setup where they had a store, a couple houses, a post office, a construction site and an area for the kids to record music videos - that was pretty sweet! All in all, this was a solid kids museum. Not as extensive as some of the others we've been to, but they did have some planned art type activities in an area that we didn't explore. Definitely worth checking out and make sure to park on the top level to save yourself a headache and it's only $5 with validation!
  • My kids Love coming here again and again. We are long time contributors, because who can say kids exploring and having fun is not a worthy cause to donate to.
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