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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. Museum Hours Tuesday - Thursday 9 am - 4 pm Friday & Saturday 9 am -... more » Owner description: Where creative play meets learning for children birth to 10 and their adults. Museum Hours Tuesday - Thursday 9 am - 4 pm Friday & Saturday 9 am - 8 pm Sunday 9 am - 5 pm Closed school-year Mondays (Labor Day through Memorial Day), July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day « less
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Marshall, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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

Green Bay
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We are frequent visitors of the Children's Museums in Wisconsin (Green Bay and Appleton) but the Children's Museum in St. Paul takes the cake. There are two big highlights: The 'ant' area, which has an extensive system of carpeted child-size tunnels where the kids can pretend to be ants. I was amazed at how many tunnels, twists and turns there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Kids loved it! Tons of fun things to do. Tunnels for kids to crawl around. Could go dozens of times and not see the same things.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is my first time to see a so great place for children to play, learn, and interact with other children. It also provides many opportunities to explore creativity for both children and adults. A wonderful museum for a family!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We took our three and a half year old and almost one year old to this museum. We stayed about three hours but really needed at least six hours to really let the kids go crazy and have free reign. This is a wonderful place for children, even down to babies. Our baby is not walking just yet, and they... More

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Minnesota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I want to love the Children's Museum. We have been members in the past. Unfortunately, I never really did. I don't know what didn't work about it for me. Overall, my children were bored with the museum after the first time through. That being said, the staff is wonderful and the facility is nice. I still give it 4 stars... More

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Madison, WI
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We took 4 kids, ages 3-11, to the Minnesota Children's Museum and loved it. There was something for all of the kids to do there, although I will say that the 11-year old is at the top of the age range for this museum. In any case, they had great fun crawling around in the ant tunnels, playing restaurant and... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This "museum" is too expensive and dirty to enjoy. Our own toys are more educational and enjoyable. The kids all seemed to share without being coached which was nice to see.

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Detroit, Michigan
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My husband and I took our 2-year-old daughter here when we were in town visiting family, and we thought it was really great. She especially loved the city bus and the Thomas Train exhibit, and we could not pry her away from the water tables. I was a little surprised to see it mobbed with people on a Tuesday, but... More

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