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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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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Kids play more. Adults do, too. We thrive as a happier, healthier and more...

Kids play more. Adults do, too. We thrive as a happier, healthier and more innovative community through the radiant power of play. Tuesday - Thursday: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays: 9 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sundays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. *Closed Mondays Labor Day through Memorial Day and the following holidays: Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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My Kids Love This Place!

It's amazing...3 stories with multiple things to do on each floor. We had a hard time getting the kids away from the 1st room, telling them there's more! And boy was there. It's a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
alarson1985
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Stewartville, Minnesota
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Stewartville, Minnesota
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's amazing...3 stories with multiple things to do on each floor. We had a hard time getting the kids away from the 1st room, telling them there's more! And boy was there. It's a little pricey, but if you stay for a few hours, it's well worth the money.

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Thank alarson1985
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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118 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Children's Museum is a gem in St. Paul. Many exhibits designed for specific ages with volunteers all around to help out. The traveling exhibits are usually quite good as well.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It didn't look like much on the outside due to construction and just finding a place to park. We parked in the Macy's parking lot. We should have parked in the closer lot with the skywalk to the museum, which gives a discount. Check online for information before going. Cost is expensive but the grandkids loved it. Our 4 year... 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 and sharing your experience. ~ Liz D. More 

Lansing, Illinois
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good portion was closed during our visit and remaining exhibits were largely ones shared in other children's museums we have visited: a water works / bubble zone, an ant-hill climbing zone, big foam blocks. All fun stuff, fine to burn half-a-day with kids, but it didn't take all that long to explore everything. New stuff is coming in 2016,... More 

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

Thank you for your review of the Museum. We hope you'll come visit us again in 2016 as we have many hands-on experiences planned during our expansion project including the traveling exhibit Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails! this summer. ~ Liz D. More 

Rochester, Minnesota
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329 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brought our 2 yr. old grandchild with his mom on New Year's Day. If your child can walk this is a great place to be. The activities and displays seem to be largely for kids 2-10. Older than that, they would probably be bored to death, except for adults of any age that happen to be just kids at heart.... 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 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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135 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Took my boys and their cousins to the Children's Museum. Might be a little on the older side for this but they still had a great time. Ages 9, 10, 11, and 12. Spend over 5 hours exploring, playing and making an art project.

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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 

Chaska
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Our children loved exploring the exhibits. Highlights included the water room with water tables and bubbles. They also enjoyed the cooperative conveyer system in the construction station and the season's room on the top floor.

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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 

Northfield, Minnesota
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45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

our kids always love this, so much to do, and so much for fun for them. Kids of all ages can find something fun to do. It usually pretty busy during spring break, but really not as bad as you would think.

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Thank kakes005
MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this review

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

Oakdale, Minnesota
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

What a great learning place for adults and kids! We go several times a year. There is something there for all age.

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Thank Sromanch
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 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Growing up I went here and remember just loving it. I went back with my Nanny kids and it was just a whole day of awesome activities that a kid can actually get there hands on.

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

Thank you for your review of the Museum. We're thrilled you have such awesome memories of coming to play when you were a child and that you were able to introduce a new generation to the fun, hands-on experiences at the Museum. ~ Liz D. More 

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