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Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

224 Lamm St, Mankato, MN 56001-2305
+1 507-386-0279
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So your babysitting your young grandchildren...

This is the place to be for fun and educational opportunities in the same place. It’s even better... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Toddsgang
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Mankato
via mobile
Phenomenal

Oh my goodness where do I start? There's so much for young and old alike to do here. So many... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
schwambergershelley
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Mankato, Minnesota
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The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota is full of opportunities for discovery, development, and hands-on play. The Museum is many things: a mission, a place, and an organization -- but it is entirely devoted to serving children, families, and the greater community. Settled at its fantastic location in downtown Mankato, Minnesota, the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota features exhibits, activities, and spaces to engage all ages. From the Betsy Tacy-inspired Play Porch to the mind-inspiring attractions of the Whiz Bang exhibit, and with a towering Mankato Clinic Tree of Forts Climber so tall that it burst through the roof, there's plenty to do and see -- all within a safe, inviting, and comfortable space. The Children's Museum of Minnesota exists thanks to the support of dozens of businesses, hundreds of families, many wonderful volunteers, and the entire Greater Mankato community. Tens of thousands of visitors have already enjoyed the Museum at its previous locations since 2009. With the continued help and enthusiasm of all who have supported us, we can't wait to put smiles on many more faces -- for generations to come.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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224 Lamm St, Mankato, MN 56001-2305
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+1 507-386-0279
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This is the place to be for fun and educational opportunities in the same place. It’s even better in the summertime

Thank Toddsgang
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Oh my goodness where do I start? There's so much for young and old alike to do here. So many opportunities for Littles for sensory, gross motor, fine motor, etc. What a great facility!

Thank schwambergershelley
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

There were sure lots of kids there the day we went. Our Grandson has a great time everytime he visits. So much for them to do and they can learn lots of things there too.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is by far one of the best places for kids to go and enjoy and play and explore. The grandkids have ranked it the top choice when we have a rainy day or even a day not filled with other activities.

Thank Mary W
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

$$$$$ I think that it is overpriced for what it is. after the first visit when everything is new it just becomes an expensive playroom. If your child(ren) are at school age and play well with others they will LOVE it but you will probably...More

1  Thank Lemke F
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I took 3 granddaughters to this amazing place- a first for all of us. The girls, ages 8&9 loved every minute, especially the tree fort, painting wall, garden/farm area, and sculpting. We were there for 2 hours, left for lunch because a section we wanted...More

1  Thank Connie S
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Our 2.5-year-old absolutely loved the time we spent here: we were here for 4 hours, but she would have easily stayed longer if naptime hadn't set in. ;) Particular favorites were the Betsy/Tacy-themed Play Porch (lots of toy babies to rock/push around + books to...More

Thank Jenna V
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

I visited in June, 2017 with my three children (ages 9, 6, 2). They loved the museum and its hands-on activities. While it's not as large as the Children's Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, it's also less crowded. The two museums have a few...More

2  Thank Christopher A
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

We were headed to the Twin Cities and decided to stop here as a break for our 7 year old son. He ended up having more fun here than he did at the Science Museum in St. Paul. We were here for about two hours...More

Thank JandJSeward
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I love bringing the children I nanny here. There are lots of hands on learning. The kids are having fun and learning at the same time.

Thank Elyse M
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