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Minnesota Children's Museum, Saint Paul
(4.1/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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  • Thank you MCM! We love visiting the museum when we travel to Minn. We visited in June and then again on November 2nd. Even though it is not complete our 4 year old managed to spend 5 (yes 5) hours the...  more »
  • I took my granddaughter to see the "Thomas the Train" exhibit. First surprise, they don't give a senior discount. I was aware of the construction and knew we were only going to see the 1st and 3rd flo...  more »
  • Wonderful place for kids especially helpful with the cold weather of Minnesota and needing to get kids out. Very educational and fun experience with so many things to do 
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  • My wife mentioned a "Thomas the Train" exhibit and I was so excited to take our son. We have been there before (when there wasn't any construction yet) and had a fun time. Sadly, I wish I would have read the reviews before going this time. First and foremost, I would estimate that about two-thirds of the museum is closed due to construction. We entered into a small, beat up room on the second floor, where there were some generic wooden toys that looked like someone built in their garage with leftover wood. We then went to the first floor, where it didn't get any better. There was a car wash exhibit that didn't interest my son, and some air tubing that shot out ping pong balls. Nothing too exciting but all along, I kept thinking to myself, "we still have the awesome Thomas exhibit." When we finally went to the third floor for the Thomas exhibit, it was a major disappointment. Picture a big conference room with some Thomas toys and maybe two Thomas statues. The theme was lacking on the walls, floor, and ceiling. They just threw a bunch of Thomas toys into a conference room and charged for parents to babysit their kids in there. Furthermore, although not the museum's fault, my two-year old was playing with some train tracks when some lady's older kid pushes him to try to take his toys. The lady is right next to her kid, see's everything, and doesn't even tell him to stop pushing my son. There were probably 5 total attractions in the entire museum. After paying $30, I realized my kid would have had the same experience, and probably more fun at Choo Choo Bob's, for free. I actually contemplated asking for a refund before leaving, but all the staff members we ran into that day were friendly so I let it go. They should be embarrassed to charge for what was offered. They shouldn't even be open right now. At the very least, they should be charging reduced rates. I don't recommend going now. I'll give them one more chance after the construction is finished.
  • Before and probably after construction this place gets 5 stars but currently it gets two. Do not waste your money here. They shouldn't even be open. Everything is in shambles. It's just embarrassing. We did manage to enjoy ourselves considering the complete letdown though. But for 30 dollars for an adult and two kids? No way.
  • Extremely disappointed I just wasted time and money bringing my family to this so-called museum...nothing more than a few toys thrown in some conference rooms. Even with the construction it wouldn't have taken much effort to come up with something more exciting for kids to enjoy. Can't believe they are getting away with charging almost $10/pp for such a horrific experience. Even when construction is finished we will be unlikely to return.
  • I've been taking my kids here for almost a year now and every time we've gone the building is always under construction. The exhibits are pretty boring. There's not much space for parents to sit and watch their kids. I still take my kids just so they can get out and have a little fun but in all honesty I'm over this place I'd wether take them to a McDonald's playroom.
  • My 2 year old loved this place. So much for her to do between the water area to the mock town setup. will go again.