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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 63 attractions in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
Owner description: Where creative play meets learning for children birth to 10 and their adults. Extended Summer Hours Sunday - Thursday 9 am - 5 pm Friday & Saturday... more » Owner description: Where creative play meets learning for children birth to 10 and their adults. Extended Summer Hours Sunday - Thursday 9 am - 5 pm Friday & Saturday 9 am - 8 pm Closed school-year Mondays (Labor Day through Memorial Day), July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day « less
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Stronghurst, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We took our son to see the Thomas Train exhibit. He loved seeing Thomas and Percy and playing on the huge train table. However the exhibit was somewhat small for the amount of visitors (a Friday afternoon). We found the rest of the museum to be an enjoyable experience despite the crowdedness. Our son loved the creativity center and building... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

First time in MANY years I have been to the Minnesota Children's Museum and I was impressed! Took our 2 New York City granddaughters for a rainy summer afternoon when they visited recently. I was impressed by the quality and variety of the exhibits we encountered. The girls are 2 1/2 and 5 and they both had a wonderful experience.... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We made the trip to St. Paul this summer with our three-year-old son to primarily see the Thomas & Friends exhibit. We didn't tell him where we were going or what we would be seeing so he became so excited when he saw the Thomas the Train picture on the front of the building! He was literally jumping up and... More

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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Having a five year old boy, a stop at the local children's museum is always a must on our family vacations. This museum is definitely in the top five we have experienced. There are great exhibits for all ages that incorporate large motor and fine motor skill development as well as intellectual knowledge. Our son's favorite part was playing in... More

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TEMPE
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

By far the best museum for kids that I've seen. My three-year-old granddaughter spent a couple of hours here -- it's one of her favorite places -- and there's always something to do. Staffers are kind and patient. Parking is relatively inexpensive and nearby.

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Little Canada, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I wasn't sure how much my 2 year-old would get out of this visit, but he LOVED it. In one of the exhibits, the kids pretend to be ants in a colony. My son was running up and down the ramps and saying "Mommy! So fun! So fun!" I loved that they had such a variety of play - large... More

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Osceola, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

I took my daughter, who loves Thomas the Train to MCM and she had a blast. With every turn there was something new to see and do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It is a wonderful place to take your kids with you. Even better than an amusement park, my son spent hours on each station. If so good for their brain. They leant and get to know a lot. It's quite huge and totally worth of money. If you are new to children's museum like me. Come for a whole day,... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We took a 4 year old and he absolutely loved it! Thomas the Train was the special exhibit, but he wasn't nearly as excited about that as he was the "anthill". He couldn't get enough of this! There were child sized tunnels with a couple of levels. Inside the tunnels, there were chutes, slides and all the kids were the... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have been going to the MN Children's Museum for the last 10 years and have always had a very positive experience. We have been there with four kids who just turned one year old and they had fun in the Habitot area which is designed especially for the little ones. On summer days, you can get outdoors by heading... More

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