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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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Changes and upgrades are terrific

Was previously a member at MCM, but found that the various children we brought seemed either too... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Mary-apolis
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bored Kids

Any season is the perfect time to enjoy the Children's museum. The kids get to play with all kinds... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
elisa b
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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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10 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1104
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Reviewed 5 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

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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.

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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

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Reviewed 10 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!

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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

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Reviewed 14 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

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We had not been to the Minnesota Childrens Museum since our children were you, now we took our granddaughter who is just over 2 years old. There is a great variety of things to do, just not for a 2 year old. If she was...More

Thank Tragnar
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This was an absolutely awesome place for my 3 young boys (ages 9, 7, and 2). They all had a great time and were busy. Activities definitely geared towards younger kids, but there was still plenty for my oldest to do as well. We have...More

1  Thank Jennie M
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Minnesota Children's Museum will engage your children of all ages...even if over 70! It provides a great learning experience for parents and children.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 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
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MNChildMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

It sounds like you all had a wonderful time! Did you know we have grandparent memberships? Grandparents can bring all their under-18 grandchildren to museum all year long plus receive discounts at other locations around town. We hope to see you all again soon.

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Ages 1-101: $12.95 Museum Members: Free Children Under Age 1: Free
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Response from MNChildMuseum | Property representative |
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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