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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 little chaotic, but kids enjoyed it

Visited with wife and two young sons (1 & 3). A lot of different areas to see and do things for the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saint Ignace, Michigan
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Exceptional Children's Museum

Not all Children's Museums are created equal. The St. Paul museum is a professional level... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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10 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1104
+1 651-225-6000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank captainshark32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank SojournMN
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
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.

1  Thank debbiemc18
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
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
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We took our two kids here on the free Third Sunday of the month. Any other day would have cost us $52.00, so it was worth it to go on this day. This place has a ton of activities for kids of all ages, and...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Love the place. Home of the Chicago Mix Popcorn (you won't be able to stop eating). If you are near Candyland you must stop by!

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We went right at opening with an eight-year-old and a four-year-old. The kids had been before so they led the way. They had a great time all morning long. The crowd grew throughout the morning, but it didn't impact the kids much. We stopped for...More

Thank SeattleBuster
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

There are numerous areas of entertainment here. My son is 3 and had a great time, especially at the “Our World” stop and the Car Wash. The staff is also very friendly. One item that they need to address, and I’m hoping that enough comments...More

Thank aafangel
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Cassandra C
14 August 2017|
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Response from MNChildMuseum | Property representative |
Every third Sunday is free thanks to Target.
Linda N
16 August 2016|
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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 :)