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Minnesota Children's Museum

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Address: 10 West Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone Number: +1 651-225-6000
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Where creative play meets learning for children birth to 10 and their...
Where creative play meets learning for children birth to 10 and their adults. Closed holidays: Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
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We brought our twin 5 year-old girls on a Friday and they had lots of fun. Lots of different activities and the right amount of space so it wasn't crowded but was easy to keep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We brought our twin 5 year-old girls on a Friday and they had lots of fun. Lots of different activities and the right amount of space so it wasn't crowded but was easy to keep track of their locations. Each of the levels had something different for them to experience. The volunteers were all very helpful and were interested in... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We had a blast. We are the grandparents and went with our daughter, her husband and our 3 grandchildren (22, 8, and 1yo...yes, you read that correctly). We are already all thrilled with our family and don't get to see each other as much as we'd like and spending the afternoon at the Children's Museum was the cherry on top!... More 

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Holmen, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

3 levels of exploration & fun. I think the adults had just as much fun as the kids (ages 0-6) did! This museum has so many cool features, it is definitely worth the $10 admission price (Google search for coupons and we found $2 off). Their water exploration area kept my son & husband busy for an hour. The top... More 

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

Thank you for your review of the Museum. Glad to hear you had such a playful visit! ~ Liz D. More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

if you have a special needs child, run far, far away! This place is sensory overload and there aren't any quiet places to find, especially on a weekend.

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

Thank you for your review of the Museum. We’re sorry to hear you had a less then positive experience during your recent visit. We agree that the current Museum can be overly stimulating and took that into consideration with the design of the new Museum. We are beginning our expansion and renovation project this fall and we have hired an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I brought my 13 month old daughter here after having recently visited the Science Center in Birmingham, which she LOVED. I expected Minnesota to have a leg up on Alabama, but was very disappointed. The area dedicated to children under 4 is full of stairs, ramps, and uneven footing with just a few stuffed animals to play with. For a... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. We’re sorry to hear you had a disappointing visit. At the heart of what we do at Minnesota Children’s Museum are the children – what fascinates them, their curiosity, creativity and imagination. Habitiot®, one of the galleries you visited with your daughter, was created especially for the Museum’s youngest learners.... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 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, 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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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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, 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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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this review

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

Ontario
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61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 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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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this review

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

Green Bay
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 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 

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Additional Information about Minnesota Children's Museum

Address: 10 West Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone Number: +1 651-225-6000
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 9

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