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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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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: 2-3 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 school-year Mondays (the Monday after Labor Day through Memorial Day) Closed holidays: Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
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Good way to kill time

We had time to kill before heading to the airport so we chose this. Our child was 11 months at the time and while there were alot of things she was unable to enjoy, there were a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Topeka, KS
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Topeka, KS
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We had time to kill before heading to the airport so we chose this. Our child was 11 months at the time and while there were alot of things she was unable to enjoy, there were a few things she could enjoy. The Tots room leaves much to be desired - what a complete letdown. However, the Clifford exhibit was... More 

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Minneapolis
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101 reviews 101 reviews
48 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We recently purchased a membership and have been visiting more often. My 8 and 11 year olds always have a lot of fun playing, creating, and using their imaginations. On our last visit my younger daughter was hurt by another child. I thought the caring and helpfulness of the staff was top notch. They really were concerned and their kindness... More 

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Blaine, Minnesota
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104 reviews 104 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Really impressive place for young kids, especially geared towards the learning phase of preschool/kindergarten. We were worried that there wouldn't be enough to do for our 1.5-year-old, but I was wrong! I would say our 1.5-year-old could participate in about half of the activities. The museum is split up into approximately 8 large rooms, with 2 big rooms on each... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum, Ryan! ~ Liz D. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My daughter loved everything BUT parents take their kids and then just let them loose and do not watch them, My daughter was pushed by other kids. I had to put my hand between my daughter and a kid older than her.. So if you take your child just be aware that parents do NOT watch their kids. Hopefully you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Thank goodness for a comfortable place to take our 3 year old when it's raining, snowing, -20 below or 100 degrees. We also go there during fair weather but our membership pays for itself. We love the rotating themes in the museum.

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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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188 reviews 188 reviews
53 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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