Attraction Spotlight: Minnesota Children's Museum

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 7:54am.

Minnesota’s Children’s Museum has been open for over 30 years. The programs at the museum promote creativity and learning for children. Children have the opportunity to explore, discover and connect.

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The museum is a non-profit community education institution committed to encouraging kids to learn by playing. Upon visiting the museum, you can enjoy permanent exhibits, visiting exhibits and special events. Here is a look at what makes the Minnesota Children’s Museum a popular choice.


Permanent exhibits at the museum are those that are always there to enjoy. Unlike traveling exhibits, they are always around to enjoy time and time again. Permanent exhibits at the museum include:

  • Habitot
  • Earth World
  • World Works
  • Rooftop ArtPark

World Works is a hands-on exhibit with problem-solving and investigating opportunities. Kids can explore and observe in this area. Our World is a gallery exploring Minnesota’s diverse neighborhoods.

Habitot is great for toddlers to touch, crawl and cruise around on mats and pads in an exhibit that models the state’s four natural habitats. Rooftop ArtPark is an outdoor exhibit with a sandcove, cool water stream, and tree fort.

The museum
 also offers traveling exhibits to always offer the kid’s something new to explore. Right now you can enjoy Healthyville until January 4, 2015. This is a place to be a food detective, row a boat with a skeleton, learn about foods and study circulation and digestion. It’s a very hands-on type of exhibit.  

Your kids can also participate in drop-in activities anytime of the week which include face painting, imagination corner, live animal programs and studio arts.

Special Events

Special events are held throughout the year to offer more ways to learn and have fun. You can find events like music classes and story time guest readers at these events. This December you can enjoy “Fidgety Fairytales,” “Macy’s Play Date,” and “Dog Tales.”

Additional Info

Admission costs $9.95 for all ages except children under 1 are free. The museum is open all week except Mondays and 3-hour parking costs $5. You can get annual memberships with the museum.

The Minnesota Children’s Museum truly has so much to offer the community.

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