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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 - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Excellent Experience All Around

This is an amazing Children's Museum, one of the best I have ever been to. My only regret is that we do not live here to take advantage of such an amazing museum more often. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Patrick R
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing Children's Museum, one of the best I have ever been to. My only regret is that we do not live here to take advantage of such an amazing museum more often. If you are in the area and need to find a place for your child to get some exercise, this is certainly the place. The... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum! Glad to hear your son had a playful time! ~ Liz D. More 

New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were visiting Saint Paul and went to the children's museum for two dayswith a 5 and 2 year old. The facility is set up in rooms, perfect for watching two children of different ages. It was well stocked, the exhibits were in pristine condition, and there was a perfect blend of activity and exploration. My 5 year old loved... More 

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Glad to hear your family had a playful trip! Thanks for your review! ~ Liz D. More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My kids are always in a wonder when we go to this museum. They have a lot of fascinating activities for children to enjoy and my kids are always so happy when they get to go there. Not many things I dislike, as long as my children are happy, then I'm happy as well.

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

United States
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132 reviews 132 reviews
19 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I can't believe we spent two full days there, but we did. Our one and five year old found so much to do we just couldn't leave. Excellent facility, clean, organized, and nothing was broken. Loved it!

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

Regina, SK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We spent a good portion of a day here with a 3 and 1 year old. There was lots to do, they were worn right out. The admission is very reasonable, especially with the $2 off coupon found at tourist booths.

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

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

With many activites from science to everyday living, everything is hands-on. The one problem I thought I would have was when the school buses arrived. They addressed that issue by closing off certain areas for an hour to just families so we wouldn't have to deal with the hoards of excited children.

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Thank you for reviewing the Museum! Pleased to hear you enjoyed the Family Time Galleries during your recent visit. ~ Liz D. More 

Yellow Springs, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

There are many areas in the museum for different age groups. Some of the spaces need some refreshing as the look a bit worn. There were a lot of items that seemed to be germ magnets to me--like stuffed animals and costumes that couldn't be easily cleaned on a daily basis. Overall it is fun and educational and had lots... More 

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

Wisconsin
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

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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Waite Park, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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