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Minnesota Children's Museum

10 W Seventh St, Saint Paul, MN 55102
+1 651-225-6000
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Ranked #6 of 63 attractions in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
Owner description: Where creative play meets learning for children birth to 10 and their adults. Extended Summer Hours Sunday - Thursday 9 am - 5 pm Friday & Saturday... more » Owner description: Where creative play meets learning for children birth to 10 and their adults. Extended Summer Hours Sunday - Thursday 9 am - 5 pm Friday & Saturday 9 am - 8 pm Closed school-year Mondays (Labor Day through Memorial Day), July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day « less
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Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I want to love the Children's Museum. We have been members in the past. Unfortunately, I never really did. I don't know what didn't work about it for me. Overall, my children were bored with the museum after the first time through. That being said, the staff is wonderful and the facility is nice. I still give it 4 stars... More

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Madison, WI
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We took 4 kids, ages 3-11, to the Minnesota Children's Museum and loved it. There was something for all of the kids to do there, although I will say that the 11-year old is at the top of the age range for this museum. In any case, they had great fun crawling around in the ant tunnels, playing restaurant and... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This "museum" is too expensive and dirty to enjoy. Our own toys are more educational and enjoyable. The kids all seemed to share without being coached which was nice to see.

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Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My husband and I took our 2-year-old daughter here when we were in town visiting family, and we thought it was really great. She especially loved the city bus and the Thomas Train exhibit, and we could not pry her away from the water tables. I was a little surprised to see it mobbed with people on a Tuesday, but... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We head to the museum a lot and don't get bored. There is interactive hands-on play and exhibits and play areas of all kinds, and all germ-free. I have three daughters (eleven, nine, and newly three) and it is fun for all ages! Best museum ever!

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Cleveland, OH
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I visited this museum with my family (2 adults, a 2-yr old and 4-yr old), and another family (1 adult, a 7-yr old and twin 5-yr olds). We all had a blast! We went on a Sunday, and found free street parking (woot!). Unfortunately, there was no cafe or restaurant inside of the museum (the museum gift shop food offerings... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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114 reviews 114 reviews
45 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

When I am in town to see my children, we often go to the museum. They love the crane where they can experiment and pick up things, the water room, and the room at the top where they can create a storm! They especially like the room where it is like a town with the bus and all of the... More

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Stronghurst, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We took our son to see the Thomas Train exhibit. He loved seeing Thomas and Percy and playing on the huge train table. However the exhibit was somewhat small for the amount of visitors (a Friday afternoon). We found the rest of the museum to be an enjoyable experience despite the crowdedness. Our son loved the creativity center and building... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

First time in MANY years I have been to the Minnesota Children's Museum and I was impressed! Took our 2 New York City granddaughters for a rainy summer afternoon when they visited recently. I was impressed by the quality and variety of the exhibits we encountered. The girls are 2 1/2 and 5 and they both had a wonderful experience.... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We made the trip to St. Paul this summer with our three-year-old son to primarily see the Thomas & Friends exhibit. We didn't tell him where we were going or what we would be seeing so he became so excited when he saw the Thomas the Train picture on the front of the building! He was literally jumping up and... More

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