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Minnesota Children's Museum

Address: 10 West Seventh St, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone Number: +1 651-225-6000
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Ranked #9 of 124 things to do in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's museums, Museums
Owner description: Where creative play meets learning for children birth to 10 and their adults. Museum Hours Closed...
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Type: Children's museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: Where creative play meets learning for children birth to 10 and their adults. Museum Hours Closed School-year Mondays* Tuesday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. to 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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Minnetonka
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My daughter loved everything BUT parents take their kids and then just let them loose and do not watch them, My daughter was pushed by other kids. I had to put my hand between my daughter and a kid older than her.. So if you take your child just be aware that parents do NOT watch their kids. Hopefully you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Thank goodness for a comfortable place to take our 3 year old when it's raining, snowing, -20 below or 100 degrees. We also go there during fair weather but our membership pays for itself. We love the rotating themes in the museum.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

So glad we stopped here on our trip. Kids (3 and 1) had so much to do and had so much fun. We've been to children's museums before but this one took the cake! Kids of all ages would not get bored here. Staff was very helpful and nice. Would make the trip just to visit again!

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