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Minnesota Children's Museum - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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Address: 10 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1104
Phone Number: +1 651-225-6000
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09:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

Kids play more. Adults do, too. We thrive as a happier, healthier and more...

Kids play more. Adults do, too. We thrive as a happier, healthier and more innovative community through the radiant power of play. Extended summer hours: Sunday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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Great Children's Museum!

This Children's museum has a ton of things to do with quite a bit of interactive options, including a creative craft room. The kids loved the human-sized ant hill.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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169 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

This Children's museum has a ton of things to do with quite a bit of interactive options, including a creative craft room. The kids loved the human-sized ant hill.

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Museum. Glad to hear your enjoyed the ant hill in Earth World! ~ Liz D. More 

Moorhead, Minnesota
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

We really enjoyed the Musuem! We parked at the World Trades Center Parking, as suggested and walked over via the skywalks. Our boys explored all of the rooms and we enjoyed them all. At the end we told them we would head to the snackbar and giftshop only to find the gift shop was closing and had very little. The... More 

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. Kid Spark, the Museum's store, is closing on August 2 to make room for other uses during our expansion. Look for a new café and a coffee bar after the completion of our expansion and renovation project. Thank you for your food suggestions as well; we will keep them in... More 

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

My children have enjoyed playing here for years. It is especially a nice break on a cold day. Their favorite place is the building area with the crane you can try and the water area. Beware the museum can become too crowded especially on their free Sunday each month. I have also been disturbed by daycare groups that do not... More 

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Thank you for your review of the Museum. ~ Liz D. More 

Ontario
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104 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

The kids, 2 & 4, both gave this attraction two thumbs up. Everything is geared to kids and they were very comfortable exploring what the museum had to offer. Everything was very clean and organized too. My only complaint would be the washrooms. There weren't enough which resulted in wait times and dancing kids. However, I was impressed when we... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. ~ Liz D. More 

Green Bay
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

This is the 4th Children's Museum we have been to and so far the best. Staff very friendly and helpful. 6 year old gave it an A+

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Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. ~ Liz D. More 

Minnesota
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172 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

The Children's Museum can be a little spendy, but your kids will have such a blast, that it is worth it! You can easily spend the whole day there. Bring a snack and a bottle of water, plan to get a little wet or dirty too. The rooftop exhibit is great fun! There are lots of activities to do. The... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum and sharing your insider tips! ~ Liz D. More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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286 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

This is an amazing Children's Museum, one of the best I have ever been to. My only regret is that we do not live here to take advantage of such an amazing museum more often. If you are in the area and need to find a place for your child to get some exercise, this is certainly the place. The... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum! Glad to hear your son had a playful time! ~ Liz D. More 

New Hampshire
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

We were visiting Saint Paul and went to the children's museum for two dayswith a 5 and 2 year old. The facility is set up in rooms, perfect for watching two children of different ages. It was well stocked, the exhibits were in pristine condition, and there was a perfect blend of activity and exploration. My 5 year old loved... More 

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Glad to hear your family had a playful trip! Thanks for your review! ~ Liz D. More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

My kids are always in a wonder when we go to this museum. They have a lot of fascinating activities for children to enjoy and my kids are always so happy when they get to go there. Not many things I dislike, as long as my children are happy, then I'm happy as well.

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177 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

I can't believe we spent two full days there, but we did. Our one and five year old found so much to do we just couldn't leave. Excellent facility, clean, organized, and nothing was broken. Loved it!

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Thank you for your review of the Museum! ~ Liz D. More 

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