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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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All new kids retreat

Go at opening and kids won't let you leave. Kids could live and learn here. One of the few places... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
W7325BFmikeg
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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My daughter and I took her 2 1/2 year old daughter here recently. We like the sprout area for under... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
pahb44
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 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 5 days ago

Go at opening and kids won't let you leave. Kids could live and learn here. One of the few places where you can see your tax money working and worth every penny. Kids learn by doing, that's a new concept-ha! Parking is easier than most...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My daughter and I took her 2 1/2 year old daughter here recently. We like the sprout area for under 3's here. It is a busy - but safe - place for younger visitors to learn and play. The special exhibit was also fun -...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My grandchildren are now old enough to really enjoy the Children's Museum, so we joined. If you go more than one or twice a year, it is well worth it. Our grandchild range from 2 to 15 and there are things for everyone (even adults)...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We took our 1.5 year old daughter to the museum since they had a Daniel Tiger Exhibit going on and she loves him. She was a touch too little for most of the things, but the tot areas she really enjoyed. Very clean and wasn't...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

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

2  Thank Laurie J
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

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

1  Thank wildhockeylife
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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.

1  Thank pepe574
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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.

1  Thank SojournMN
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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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