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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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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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Best family outing in twin cities

Let's face it...it's rains and snows here. Kids need a place to play! This children's museum is outstanding - my kids could spend hours here. The water exhibit is always a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Rochester, Minnesota, USA
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The price was right and the concept is wonderful. It is truly worth visiting but, from my perspective, keep expectations within reason. They are really only just getting started and it shows. That is OK. My grand daughter is under two, but she loved running around and putting the eggs in the basket. She also loved pulling the scraps of... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Let's face it...it's rains and snows here. Kids need a place to play! This children's museum is outstanding - my kids could spend hours here. The water exhibit is always a favorite The downside - I am not the only one to figure this out. My kids had to wait 20 minutes to do the bubbles last time. Find a... 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. We love the water area too and are looking forward to an expanded water exhibit at the completion of our expansion and renovation project, due to begin this fall. Hope to see you again soon! ~ Liz D. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I spent hours there with a 6 year old. There were so many activities, he had a blast! We easily spent 3 hours playing without getting bored. Outdoor activities on the roof, water play, building, dress up, animals, you name it, they've got it. Highly recommended.

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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. So glad you had a blast exploring the Rooftop ArtPark, water play and animals! ~ Liz D. More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There is nothing much in this CM. There was craft class going on, which was ok but apart from the class there was nothing much to do for the kids (except one climing activity, which lasts 3-4 minutes). Our daughter was very excited going there but once she was out of craft class, she got bored and we all came... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We’re sorry to hear you had a negative experience during your recent visit. We’ve been sparking children’s learning through play since 1981 and are dedicated to providing children with a fun, hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover. Please call our customer service line at 651-225-6000 if you'd like to talk about the specifics... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you have kids in the Twin Cities area, this is a must-do for you! Both our kids (8 and 4) found so much to keep them stimulated and interested. Their favorites: the water tables and bubble stations, the block factory, and the kid-sized ant farm.

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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. Delighted to hear some of the highlights of your playful visit. ~ Liz D. More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We brought our twin 5 year-old girls on a Friday and they had lots of fun. Lots of different activities and the right amount of space so it wasn't crowded but was easy to keep track of their locations. Each of the levels had something different for them to experience. The volunteers were all very helpful and were interested in... 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. We're so glad you had a playful visit! ~ Liz D. More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had a blast. We are the grandparents and went with our daughter, her husband and our 3 grandchildren (22, 8, and 1yo...yes, you read that correctly). We are already all thrilled with our family and don't get to see each other as much as we'd like and spending the afternoon at the Children's Museum was the cherry on top!... More 

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

Thank you for taking the the time to review the Museum. Happy to hear the Museum was the cherry on top of your family day! ~ Liz D. More 

Holmen, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

3 levels of exploration & fun. I think the adults had just as much fun as the kids (ages 0-6) did! This museum has so many cool features, it is definitely worth the $10 admission price (Google search for coupons and we found $2 off). Their water exploration area kept my son & husband busy for an hour. The top... 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. Glad to hear you had such a playful visit! ~ Liz D. More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

if you have a special needs child, run far, far away! This place is sensory overload and there aren't any quiet places to find, especially on a weekend.

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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. We’re sorry to hear you had a less then positive experience during your recent visit. We agree that the current Museum can be overly stimulating and took that into consideration with the design of the new Museum. We are beginning our expansion and renovation project this fall and we have hired an... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I brought my 13 month old daughter here after having recently visited the Science Center in Birmingham, which she LOVED. I expected Minnesota to have a leg up on Alabama, but was very disappointed. The area dedicated to children under 4 is full of stairs, ramps, and uneven footing with just a few stuffed animals to play with. For a... 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. We’re sorry to hear you had a disappointing visit. At the heart of what we do at Minnesota Children’s Museum are the children – what fascinates them, their curiosity, creativity and imagination. Habitiot®, one of the galleries you visited with your daughter, was created especially for the Museum’s youngest learners.... More 

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