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Minnesota Children's Museum

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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This is by far the best indoor only time we’ve spent with the Grandkids (Boy 8, Girl 4). Busy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lori M
via mobile
Great place for a rainy morning

We have taken our grandkids to this museum many times and they love it. Since their ages have... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“car wash”(9 reviews)
“all ages”(31 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
10 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1104
+1 651-225-6000
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 May 2008

Highly interactive and original exhibits for hands-on fun across 4+ floors. Highly recommended!! My children (1,4,5.5) enjoy the community area (restaurant, grocery store, post office, dr. office, music stage, bus) and the water area (bubbles, ping-pong balls through pipes, boat races) the best. There are...More

4  Thank TMHK
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 July 2015

if you have a special needs child, run far, far away! This place is sensory overload and there aren't any quiet places to find, especially on a weekend.More

3  Thank manda99
MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2015

Thank you for your review of the Museum. We’re sorry to hear you had a less then positive experience during your recent visit. We agree that the current Museum can be overly stimulating and took that into consideration with the design of the new Museum....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the best indoor only time we’ve spent with the Grandkids (Boy 8, Girl 4). Busy, busy, busy! We spent an entire day there and they still weren’t ready to leave. At least 3 hours were spent in Our Town with most...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have taken our grandkids to this museum many times and they love it. Since their ages have ranged from 2 through 9 on these visits, I know the museum is fun for those ages. Since the parents and grandparents have had fun, too, I'm...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2018

Everyone was great, however, there is one young man, Jordan, that is exceptional! So knowledgeable and great with the kids... young and old! Thank you for a wonderful time!

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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This has been so fun for our family that we bought an annual pass, and we live 3.5 hours away! We could spend the whole day here, kids ages 4, 2, and 1. Stroller friendly, good food available for purchase, every visit is great and...More

Thank lschanilec
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We have been members since 2010 and were very happy with the museum before the renovation. Then the renovation happened where they spent $30 million to shift rooms around and add exhibits. They ended up getting rid of the exhibits that our kids loved and...More

1  Thank Tourist798465
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I love taking my daughter to this place. Whenever we go there, we always spend spend more time there than we expect to. There's so much to do and so much for my daughter to learn that I always fight the urge to come home...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The kids say they only want to go for a little bit, which invariably turns into hours and hours. The 2017 redesign is fantastic with the laser maze and giant slide. Stay away from the museum on the 3rd Sunday of the month it is...More

Thank C C
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The recently renovated museum is amazing! So many great static and rotating exhibits that no two trips are ever the same. We love the water table in the Sprouts room, the car wash in the bottom floor, the mail room and Dinosaur Train exhibit upstairs,...More

Thank kborstad
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I liked my kids experience when going here, if your kids are older I suggest the science museum. Cool activities.

Thank Dale W
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Went today with my 6 year old grandson. He seemed to thoroughly enjoy the museum as did most of the other kids from my observation. What struck me was how simple everything was. Both in design and function. I was trying to see the educational...More

Thank John P
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Classie K
7 March 2018|
Response from aafangel | Reviewed this property |
Ages 1-101: $12.95 Museum Members: Free Children Under Age 1: Free
Cassandra C
14 August 2017|
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Response from MNChildMuseum | Property representative |
Every third Sunday is free thanks to Target.
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 :)