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Minnesota Children's Museum

10 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1104
+1 651-225-6000
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A must family destination...

For visitors and locals alike, great place to spend a couple hours just letting kids play! Put a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laurie J
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
great for the young ones

I would definitely recommend coming here for ages 2-8. they just re-did it. My 14 year old came and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
wildhockeylife
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West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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The Bigger, Better, Bolder Museum is Open! This is our first major renovation since we opened our downtown St. Paul museum in 1995. Children and adults alike delight in our 10 new exhibits and enjoy a variety of new amenities. A glass addition along West Seventh Street houses The Scramble, a four-story climbing adventure. Elsewhere in the new museum, visitors delight in an updated pretend town, get creative in two maker workshops and engineer their own fun in an air-and-water exhibit. Families also enjoy a bigger toddler gallery and step out into a revamped rooftop and backyard. Kids craft their own adventures in a ninja-training course and a carpet skate park. This is play like it’s meant to be. Natural. Joyous. Genuine. Children will explore, experiment, try new things, test their limits, adapt and grow. Each exhibit helps children develop the life skills they need to succeed throughout life — how to think creatively, make plans, analyze problems, tackle challenges, speak and listen, work as part of a team and more.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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10 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1104
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For visitors and locals alike, great place to spend a couple hours just letting kids play! Put a bunch of kids together with something as basic as a box and you will see the creativity of children. My four year old granddaughter played for 30...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would definitely recommend coming here for ages 2-8. they just re-did it. My 14 year old came and she even liked the lazer maze. The cafe prices are really high so I would bring your own snacks. If you want to get in for...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Spent almost 4 hrs. there with a 1 1/2 year old & 3 year old. Numerous things to do. All are interactive & exciting. Kids were having so much fun. We will be returning to finish up seeing items we didn't get to.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Children’s Museum in Saint Paul is without exception the best place to spend a few hours inside with the family. I have grandchildren ranging from 1 - 13 and every single one of them enjoy visiting here. The Scramble, Green Board and Lazer Maze entertain...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Visited with wife and two young sons (1 & 3). A lot of different areas to see and do things for the kids. My son was working the Post Office for a good amount of time. Every station seemed chaotic from an adult's standpoint, but...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Not all Children's Museums are created equal. The St. Paul museum is a professional level, fantastic for kids and families museum. Plan to spend several hours interacting with all of the fun, hands on exhibits.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

When I was a child, I remember my mother would bring me to the Children's museum for a day full of laughter, learning, and fun! Now, with three children of my own, I couldn't imagine a better way to spend a rainy Saturday than exploring...More

1  Thank Jack Anthony M
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Seriously - the revamp that was done here is amazing! My daughter absolutely loves every visit. Cannot recommend this enough, your kids will love it.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Was previously a member at MCM, but found that the various children we brought seemed either too young or too old for many of the exhibits so had not renewed. Renewed at a discount price when we were with children at the MOA temporary exhibit....More

1  Thank Mary-apolis
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Any season is the perfect time to enjoy the Children's museum. The kids get to play with all kinds of fun things, very interactive hands on experience for Children and Adults, too. I love bringing nieces, nephews and grand kid to the Children's Museum.

1  Thank elisa b
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Ages 1-101: $12.95 Museum Members: Free Children Under Age 1: Free
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Every third Sunday is free thanks to Target.
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Response from Jennifer W | Reviewed this property |
I think so for sure. My niece went when they were around that age. They spend a whole day :)
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