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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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Keeping Young Children Engaged!!

The energy level was extremely high all around us. The children kept moving from one activity to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
KathyPLMN
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Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
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Lots of fun for kids ages 2-13

A lot for kids to do So many hands on activities you'll be here for hours! Many different... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beth T
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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: 09:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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10 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1104
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The energy level was extremely high all around us. The children kept moving from one activity to the next. Very safe with friendly attendants helping with experiments and projects. Even had a special '3 & under' section that my 2 year old granddaughter could have...More

Thank KathyPLMN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot for kids to do So many hands on activities you'll be here for hours! Many different exhibits to keep your kids engaged and entertained. They won't even realize they are learning.

Thank Beth T
MNChildMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We're so pleased you and the kids enjoyed themselves. We have some helpful information on our website on how to support the learning that happens during play. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with our grandchildren ages 16 months, 4 and 6 years. They had a blast! There was something for everyone. The postal service room was wonderful and the car wash and outdoor activity areas were great.More

Thank Jo H
MNChildMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! We're delighted you all enjoyed yourselves! If you're interested, we have a two special events coming up: Halloween parties on Oct. 29 and 30 and New Year's Eve. We hope to play with you again soon. By the way, do you have a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We changed our plans from going to the state fair to the children's museum due to the rain on a Saturday, along with everyone else I think! The line to purchase tickets was all the way back to Subway at 10:30am and then as we...More

Thank LACIE B
MNChildMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for writing about your day. Rainy days are incredibly busy at the museum. If you'd like a very quiet visit, join us on a Friday and Saturdays after 4 p.m. when we are open until 8 p.m. Otherwise, afternoons during the week...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mom and I brought my niece here so she could play and explore a bit. It has 4 floors worth of interactive puzzles, climbing, toys and exhibits for kids to play with. Kept my niece and most other kids entertained for a few hours....More

Thank valerier746
MNChildMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so pleased you enjoyed yourselves! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cold or wet in St Paul with the next gen in tow? Well, if they are between 2 and 12, then this place has you covered. We visited with our 4 year old daughter and she had a blast. Particularly the long slide (Scrambler) and...More

Thank Kris S
MNChildMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks! We hope you visit us on warm and sunny days, well! We have two outdoor exhibits -- Tip Top Terrace on the fourth floor and the Backyard (next to the car wash in Forces at Play).

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So many choices for toddlers. The toddler area had water features and kids put on raincoat. Lots of toddler friendly activities. My grandson liked the sticker room. Also a sensory room with lots of corn kernels in buns to play and pour. Another room full...More

Thank nana1003
MNChildMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience! After Ball-o-rama (the room full of balls), Tinkertoy®: Build Your Imagination™ will open on September 23 followed by Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, A Grr-iffic Exhibit™ on January 27. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were members before the renovation, and excitedly waited for the grand re-opening. I've been reading reviews here on TA and am so relieved that we are not the only ones highly disappointed in the changes. Both of my kids were very sad about the...More

Thank gypsymamma
MNChildMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We really appreciate hearing from visitors whether they are members or not. Unfortunately, our old museum was showing its age. The exhibits had not been updated in 20 years -- nor were many of them...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

I read about the "bigger, better" museum yet we were unimpressed. We took my 11 year-old niece and my 4 year-old nephew. They played in the Scramble, there is a post office exhibit, a car wash, a room to place stickers on (?), and a...More

1  Thank Melshopper
MNChildMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience. We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with the new museum. We have taken a different approach that we understand may not appeal to everyone. The new exhibits focus on open-ended activities that put children and their imaginations in...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

We absolutely adored the old museum and came almost every weekend with our daughter, starting when she was about 6 months old. Now she's two and half, and we were so excited for her to explore the "new museum" (as she calls it), but we...More

2  Thank amberfagan2
MNChildMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience. There are definitely parts of the old museum we miss, as well. Prior to the expansion and renovation, the permanent exhibits were starting to show their age. Many had undergone few changes since the downtown St. Paul location opened...More

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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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