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Minnesota Children's Museum

10 W Seventh St, Saint Paul, MN 55102
+1 651-225-6000
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Ranked #6 of 54 Attractions 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...
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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 Tuesday 9 am - 4 pm Wednesday, December 24 CLOSED Thursday, December 25 CLOSED Friday & Saturday 9 am - 8 pm Sunday 9 am - 5 pm Closed school-year Mondays (Labor Day through Memorial Day), Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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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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Des Moines, Iowa
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174 reviews 174 reviews
49 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I went here for an afternoon with my 3 year old and 6 year old. My impression of the place is this is an expensive indoor play area with some opportunities for learning. Some of the displays were out of service. I struggle to describe this experience because it doesn't seem so much like museum which makes me feel like... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Not the cheapest Museum, but not that expensive either. My 5 and & year olds had a ball for over 3 hours. Its a great interactive space for kids to hang out, really well set up with toilets everywhere, and a eating room for those who had brought their own lunch and snacks. No cafe on site which is fine,... More 

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St Paul
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The grandkids loved it. It is educational and hands on experiences for the kids. Science, medical, how things work. They can even shop in a pretend supermarket or be the cashier!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We have taken our grand children to the children's museum for years. They are a bit too old for it now but they remember it fondly. What a fun space to freely explore and learn. I believe the children carry a memory of this great place with them all their lives.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've chaperoned multiple elementary school field trips. The kids always have a great time and I do too!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A fun day for children 2-6 or 7. There are quite a few activities on multiple floors. while it seemed a little disorganized, the child we took had fun. I can't imagine, however, taking multiple children because it was so crowded that it would be difficult to keep track of them. Lots of little rooms to play in and plenty... More 

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Escanaba
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I took my nine and four-year-old grandsons and they had a blast. I was worried that the nine-year-old would be bored but I was worried for nothing. I will be back not only because the kids had such an awesome time but because there is so much to see and do that we couldn't do it all. The price of... More 

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Marshall, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We went on a Sunday thinking it was the free Target Sunday, but we were off a week. No regrets. I'd gladly pay the price of admission (only $9.95 per person) many times over for the experience, and far less crowding than on the free day. So much stuff to do for all ages. My son loved the mini town... More 

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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My son wanted to go to Thomas the Train Museum so I did some research and found the Minnesota Children's Museum had and exhibit. So I planned his trip. The negative first: parking was a nightmare. Anyone visiting from out of town make sure you keep your parking ticket on your person - do not leave it in the car.... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing the Museum. When you visit us again please contact our friendly Museum staff ahead of time. They will happily provide information on parking options near the Museum that will make for a smoother parking experience. ~Liz D. More 

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