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Minnesota Children's Museum

10 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1104
+1 651-225-6000
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Fantastic place! Only 1 minor complaint

There are numerous areas of entertainment here. My son is 3 and had a great time, especially at the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
aafangel
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Midland, Michigan
via mobile
Nice Place but.....

We had not been to the Minnesota Childrens Museum since our children were you, now we took our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tragnar
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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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.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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10 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1104
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are numerous areas of entertainment here. My son is 3 and had a great time, especially at the “Our World” stop and the Car Wash. The staff is also very friendly. One item that they need to address, and I’m hoping that enough comments...More

Thank aafangel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had not been to the Minnesota Childrens Museum since our children were you, now we took our granddaughter who is just over 2 years old. There is a great variety of things to do, just not for a 2 year old. If she was...More

Thank Tragnar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an absolutely awesome place for my 3 young boys (ages 9, 7, and 2). They all had a great time and were busy. Activities definitely geared towards younger kids, but there was still plenty for my oldest to do as well. We have...More

Thank Jennie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Minnesota Children's Museum will engage your children of all ages...even if over 70! It provides a great learning experience for parents and children.

Thank PTravelerH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The energy level was extremely high all around us. The children kept moving from one activity to the next. Very safe with friendly attendants helping with experiments and projects. Even had a special '3 & under' section that my 2 year old granddaughter could have...More

Thank KathyPLMN
MNChildMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It sounds like you all had a wonderful time! Did you know we have grandparent memberships? Grandparents can bring all their under-18 grandchildren to museum all year long plus receive discounts at other locations around town. We hope to see you all again soon.

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

A lot for kids to do So many hands on activities you'll be here for hours! Many different exhibits to keep your kids engaged and entertained. They won't even realize they are learning.

Thank Beth T
MNChildMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! We're so pleased you and the kids enjoyed themselves. We have some helpful information on our website on how to support the learning that happens during play. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Went with our grandchildren ages 16 months, 4 and 6 years. They had a blast! There was something for everyone. The postal service room was wonderful and the car wash and outdoor activity areas were great.More

Thank Jo H
MNChildMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you! We're delighted you all enjoyed yourselves! If you're interested, we have a two special events coming up: Halloween parties on Oct. 29 and 30 and New Year's Eve. We hope to play with you again soon. By the way, do you have a...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

We changed our plans from going to the state fair to the children's museum due to the rain on a Saturday, along with everyone else I think! The line to purchase tickets was all the way back to Subway at 10:30am and then as we...More

Thank LACIE B
MNChildMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thanks so much for writing about your day. Rainy days are incredibly busy at the museum. If you'd like a very quiet visit, join us on a Friday and Saturdays after 4 p.m. when we are open until 8 p.m. Otherwise, afternoons during the week...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017

My mom and I brought my niece here so she could play and explore a bit. It has 4 floors worth of interactive puzzles, climbing, toys and exhibits for kids to play with. Kept my niece and most other kids entertained for a few hours....More

Thank valerier746
MNChildMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

We're so pleased you enjoyed yourselves! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor.

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Cold or wet in St Paul with the next gen in tow? Well, if they are between 2 and 12, then this place has you covered. We visited with our 4 year old daughter and she had a blast. Particularly the long slide (Scrambler) and...More

Thank Kris S
MNChildMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thanks! We hope you visit us on warm and sunny days, well! We have two outdoor exhibits -- Tip Top Terrace on the fourth floor and the Backyard (next to the car wash in Forces at Play).

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Cassandra C
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Response from MNChildMuseum | Property representative |
Every third Sunday is free thanks to Target.
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Linda N
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Response from Jennifer W | Reviewed this property |
I think so for sure. My niece went when they were around that age. They spend a whole day :)
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