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Minnesota Children's Museum
Ranked #11 of 130 things to do in Saint Paul
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Bigger, Better, Bolder Museum is Open! This is our first major renovation since we opened our downtown St. Paul museum in 1995. Children and adults alike delight in our 10 new exhibits and enjoy a variety of new amenities. A glass addition along West Seventh Street houses The Scramble, a four-story climbing adventure. Elsewhere in the new museum, visitors delight in an updated pretend town, get creative in two maker workshops and engineer their own fun in an air-and-water exhibit. Families also enjoy a bigger toddler gallery and step out into a revamped rooftop and backyard. Kids craft their own adventures in a ninja-training course and a carpet skate park. This is play like it’s meant to be. Natural. Joyous. Genuine. Children will explore, experiment, try new things, test their limits, adapt and grow. Each exhibit helps children develop the life skills they need to succeed throughout life — how to think creatively, make plans, analyze problems, tackle challenges, speak and listen, work as part of a team and more.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stroller parking
Reviewed August 23, 2013

If you have children you absolutely have to take them here. They will have a wonderful time exploring the interactive exhibits. They even have a separate area for tiny ones!

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We visited with a 2 year old and a 10 year old, and they both had a lot of fun! It was also very wheelchair accessible so my mother could see all the fun. There are several galleries,with some permanent exhibits as well as changing exhibits, so we spent the whole day there. There is a cafeteria on site, but you can also bring a bag lunch or go to one of the nearby downtown restaurants and come back in. They also had fun structured music and play as well as face painting. It was well worth the admission, and they offer a AAA discount as well as free admission the 3rd Sunday of each month.

Thank MN_NightRN
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This place is a blast for younger kids! Three floors of things to explore, everything is interactive so the kids can actually play and learn instead of just "look but don't touch". Great place to go any time of year but particularly nice in the dead of winter. Ample restroom and downtime facilities, a coatroom, and a cafeteria area. A must for families with kids under 10.

Thank Cambium29
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Children's Museum is best for very small children, with activities that will appeal to preschoolers. The emphasis is more on playing activities then on educational museum learning, but that is OK for the smaller crowd. There is even a room just for babies to play. I highly recommend it for kindergarten and under. Younger elementary students might like it as well. The price is a bit high, as there is no children's discount, so plan on spending close to $50 for a family of four.

Thank MinnesotanTraveler
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Children's Museum is constantly changing and is a must see for visitors with all ages of children. The grandchildren just love going there.

Thank Patricia S
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