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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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Great place to visit with kids, especially preschool age

The Children's Museum is a gem in St. Paul. Many exhibits designed for specific ages with... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
TravelBug_99938
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 year old grandson cried when we had to leave!

It didn't look like much on the outside due to construction and just finding a place to park. We... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2016
petefamx5
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Omaha, Nebraska
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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10 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1104
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

The Children's Museum is a gem in St. Paul. Many exhibits designed for specific ages with volunteers all around to help out. The traveling exhibits are usually quite good as well.

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. ~ Liz D.

Reviewed 27 January 2016

It didn't look like much on the outside due to construction and just finding a place to park. We parked in the Macy's parking lot. We should have parked in the closer lot with the skywalk to the museum, which gives a discount. Check online...More

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2016

Thank you for your review of the Museum and sharing your experience. ~ Liz D.

Reviewed 15 January 2016

A good portion was closed during our visit and remaining exhibits were largely ones shared in other children's museums we have visited: a water works / bubble zone, an ant-hill climbing zone, big foam blocks. All fun stuff, fine to burn half-a-day with kids, but...More

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2016

Thank you for your review of the Museum. We hope you'll come visit us again in 2016 as we have many hands-on experiences planned during our expansion project including the traveling exhibit Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails! this summer. ~ Liz D.

Reviewed 15 January 2016

Brought our 2 yr. old grandchild with his mom on New Year's Day. If your child can walk this is a great place to be. The activities and displays seem to be largely for kids 2-10. Older than that, they would probably be bored to...More

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. ~ Liz D.

Reviewed 8 January 2016

Took my boys and their cousins to the Children's Museum. Might be a little on the older side for this but they still had a great time. Ages 9, 10, 11, and 12. Spend over 5 hours exploring, playing and making an art project.

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2016

Thank you for your review of the Museum. ~ Liz D.

Reviewed 24 December 2015

Our children loved exploring the exhibits. Highlights included the water room with water tables and bubbles. They also enjoyed the cooperative conveyer system in the construction station and the season's room on the top floor.

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. ~Liz D.

Reviewed 17 December 2015

our kids always love this, so much to do, and so much for fun for them. Kids of all ages can find something fun to do. It usually pretty busy during spring break, but really not as bad as you would think.

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2015

Thank you for your review of the Museum. ~ Liz D.

Reviewed 16 December 2015

What a great learning place for adults and kids! We go several times a year. There is something there for all age.

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2015

Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. ~ Liz D.

Reviewed 7 December 2015

Growing up I went here and remember just loving it. I went back with my Nanny kids and it was just a whole day of awesome activities that a kid can actually get there hands on.

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2015

Thank you for your review of the Museum. We're thrilled you have such awesome memories of coming to play when you were a child and that you were able to introduce a new generation to the fun, hands-on experiences at the Museum. ~ Liz D.

Reviewed 4 December 2015

We visited on one of the Free Sundays sponsored by Target, so I was expecting massive crowds, but the staff (all of whom were super nice!) did a great job of crowd control, and only a certain number of visitors are allowed in at any...More

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2015

Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. ~ Liz D.

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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
16 August 2016|
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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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