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Minnesota Children's Museum

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Address: 10 West Seventh St, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone Number: +1 651-225-6000
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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. Extended Spring Break Museum Hours March 30 - April 4 Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. *Closed school-year Mondays (the Monday after Labor Day through Memorial Day) Closed holidays: Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
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Our family has been to multiple children's museums in the midwest. This has by far been the best! My 11 year old was entertained enough to not be completely bored and my 3 year... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Wisconsin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Our family has been to multiple children's museums in the midwest. This has by far been the best! My 11 year old was entertained enough to not be completely bored and my 3 year old loved it as well. We went on a Sunday and it was rather busy, but tolerable. There were lots of places for parents to sit,... More 

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Chaska, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum for kids ages 6 and under. My boys are 3 and 5. It's clean, well organized, has a terrific variety of activities, and easy access to bathrooms! There are 5 floors which can be a little daunting, but there are elevators. One of the exhibits changes about every 4 months. The one that's there through... 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 

Waite Park, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

if you have little ones this is the place to spend the day! the kids get to do sooooo many hands on fun it will be a rewarding day

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Minnetonka
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I took 2 of my nieces there. The 1 year old was too young for it, and the 8 year old was beyond what it had. I would have thought a children's museum would cater to an 8 year old, but it seemed more designed for those around 5. It was also pretty small, and we saw pretty much everything... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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85 reviews 85 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I took my daughter there on Sunday and we had a great time. Several regular exhibits for kids to learn and play, and my girl was thrilled with the Sid the Science Kid traveling exhibit.

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Paynesville, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We love the museum, and the Sid exhibit was awesome. The other new exhibit was great as well, looking forward to see what the future holds for the remodel. Definitely worth getting a membership yearly. Our kids love it anytime we come visit.

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a great place for the kids under 8 or so. The younger the better. Fun things for tikes and dress up/store play is awesome! Not much for adults to do while kids are playing is the only reason for the loss of a star. Would be neat if there were more things to read or something for the... More 

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Topeka, KS
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We had time to kill before heading to the airport so we chose this. Our child was 11 months at the time and while there were alot of things she was unable to enjoy, there were a few things she could enjoy. The Tots room leaves much to be desired - what a complete letdown. However, the Clifford exhibit was... More 

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Minneapolis
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We recently purchased a membership and have been visiting more often. My 8 and 11 year olds always have a lot of fun playing, creating, and using their imaginations. On our last visit my younger daughter was hurt by another child. I thought the caring and helpfulness of the staff was top notch. They really were concerned and their kindness... More 

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Blaine, Minnesota
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93 reviews 93 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Really impressive place for young kids, especially geared towards the learning phase of preschool/kindergarten. We were worried that there wouldn't be enough to do for our 1.5-year-old, but I was wrong! I would say our 1.5-year-old could participate in about half of the activities. The museum is split up into approximately 8 large rooms, with 2 big rooms on each... More 

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