We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

224 Lamm St, Mankato, MN 56001-2305
+1 507-386-0279
Website
Save
Review Highlights
2.5-year-old could have spent all day here!

Our 2.5-year-old absolutely loved the time we spent here: we were here for 4 hours, but she would... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jenna V
Great place for younger kids

I visited in June, 2017 with my three children (ages 9, 6, 2). They loved the museum and its... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christopher A
,
Dundas, Minnesota
Read all 32 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
More
The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota is full of opportunities for discovery, development, and hands-on play. The Museum is many things: a mission, a place, and an organization -- but it is entirely devoted to serving children, families, and the greater community. Settled at its fantastic location in downtown Mankato, Minnesota, the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota features exhibits, activities, and spaces to engage all ages. From the Betsy Tacy-inspired Play Porch to the mind-inspiring attractions of the Whiz Bang exhibit, and with a towering Mankato Clinic Tree of Forts Climber so tall that it burst through the roof, there's plenty to do and see -- all within a safe, inviting, and comfortable space. The Children's Museum of Minnesota exists thanks to the support of dozens of businesses, hundreds of families, many wonderful volunteers, and the entire Greater Mankato community. Tens of thousands of visitors have already enjoyed the Museum at its previous locations since 2009. With the continued help and enthusiasm of all who have supported us, we can't wait to put smiles on many more faces -- for generations to come.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
224 Lamm St, Mankato, MN 56001-2305
CONTACT
Website
+1 507-386-0279
Write a Review
Reviews (32)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Our 2.5-year-old absolutely loved the time we spent here: we were here for 4 hours, but she would have easily stayed longer if naptime hadn't set in. ;) Particular favorites were the Betsy/Tacy-themed Play Porch (lots of toy babies to rock/push around + books to...More

Thank Jenna V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited in June, 2017 with my three children (ages 9, 6, 2). They loved the museum and its hands-on activities. While it's not as large as the Children's Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, it's also less crowded. The two museums have a few...More

1  Thank Christopher A
Reviewed May 25, 2017

We were headed to the Twin Cities and decided to stop here as a break for our 7 year old son. He ended up having more fun here than he did at the Science Museum in St. Paul. We were here for about two hours...More

Thank JandJSeward
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

I love bringing the children I nanny here. There are lots of hands on learning. The kids are having fun and learning at the same time.

Thank Elyse M
Reviewed February 15, 2017

When we visit Mankato we make sure to make a stop at the museum. It is set up wonderfully and so many fun activities. The hands-on activities are great and the exhibits are so much fun. Highly recommend a stop here..

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed January 18, 2017

I bought a Grandparent Membership two months ago, We have already saved a lot of money over paying each visit. It is a great place where kids roam free safely while parents and grandparents relax or participate in the activity.

Thank Harvey Z
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Fun for the whole family! Have a private room for parties-many activities to keep kids of all ages entertained. Lots of history- great learning opportunities for kids and adults. Family friendly- very clean easy to get to.

Thank Schoppy60
Reviewed January 17, 2017

There is so much to do here for elementary children and pre-school kids. There are hands-on activities and interesting exhibits. And, for the parents, a cafe/coffee shop.

Thank 110kitty
Reviewed September 19, 2016

What an awesome place for kids and adults! Lots and lots and LOTS of stuff to keep the kids occupied for several hours and different age appropriate areas as well. Great family stop and one to be sure is on the top of your list!

Thank borgmaul
Reviewed September 6, 2016

Awesome variety of hands on activities that emphasize MN culture and industries. The tree house is a multi-story wonder to behold. Live plants and fish, a field to market activity zone, dress up theater, crafts, and huge sandpit play area. A perfect place to play...More

Thank BobbieDijon
Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Pagliai's Pizza
239 reviews
.30 miles away
Olives
220 reviews
.46 miles away
Pub 500
125 reviews
.33 miles away
Wysiwyg
14 reviews
.33 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Sibley Park Zoo
107 reviews
.70 miles away
Carnegie Art Center
16 reviews
.66 miles away
Betsy & Tacy's House Tours & Gift Shop
13 reviews
.52 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit