Minnesota Children's Museum

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Rates

  • Admission: age 1-101 $12.95; children under one and members are free. Free admission on Target Free 3rd Sundays from 9am-5pm.

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  • Minnesota Children's Museum is located in downtown St. Paul on the corner of Seventh and Wabasha streets.

Green Practices

  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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Events

  1. Create and Animate with John Akre

    Create and Animate with John Akre

    10 W 7th St
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 225-6000

    Join us at the Minnesota Children's Museum with John Akre April 20, 21, 24, 28, 29!

    Johnakre.com

    John has more than 20 years of experience teaching animation and video classes to youth and adults.

    John will create a gigantic animation stand and will collaborate with visitors to create fun and engaging stop-motion films. Kids will lie on the floor and make movements, which John will capture frame by frame. They can also use paper props to animate and engage with in the video. To capture audio, John will ask kids questions, capture sound effects and encourage singing. Participants will immediately be able see the animation they are creating on a monitor. A final video will be created and shared on MCM.org and on our social media channels.

    There is no additional fee to attend! This event is included in admission price!

  2. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    10 W 7th St
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 225-6000

    In Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit, children play, sing, explore and pretend in some favorite and familiar places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

    Families try a fun activity, share a memory and create grr-ific new ones. Through immersive experiences, visitors work together in this exhibit to solve problems, use their imaginations to transform their surroundings, and play along with Daniel’s singable strategies to learn life’s little lessons.

    The exhibit also focuses on core social and emotional skills that all children are learning, helping target-age children prepare for experiences and places they will soon encounter like: sharing, listening, taking turns and gaining confidence.
    •Transform into a favorite character with masks and costumes
    •Compose a song or play along with one-of-a-kind instruments
    •Visit the Post Office and sort, deliver and receive packages and letters
    •Create stories through the Movable Character Mural
    •Step inside the Clock Factory to play with a variety of clocks
    •Identify spots in one’s own neighborhood on the interactive world map
    •Write or draw thank-you notes and put them on the Thank You Tree
    •Cozy up with a good book in O the Owl’s Reading Nest
    •Stroll with a Trolley along the path, and ring the bell upon arrival!

    Skills in Action
    •Working together to solve problems
    •Sharing and taking turns with others
    •Learning to empathize with others

    Playing in this exhibit will nurture a child’s ability to…
    •Share
    •Listen
    •Take turns
    •Gain confidence

    Special Members-Only Events
    •Sneak Peek – Friday, Jan. 26, 6 to 8 p.m. – The exhibit opens to members only
    •Members-Only Night – Sunday, Jan. 28, 5 to 8 p.m. – The entire museum, including the Daniel Tiger exhibit, opens to members only. Free admission for members by reservation. | Reserve Tickets

  3. Help Create a Solar-Powered Sculpture with Gita Ghei

    Help Create a Solar-Powered Sculpture with Gita Ghei

    10 W 7th St
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 225-6000

    Join us at the Minnesota Children's Museum with guest teaching artist Gita Ghei!

    Gitapatina.com

    Gita is a visual artist and educator whose mission is to create public art that celebrates diversity and the essential forces of nature.

    Gita will work with kids to create a Rainbow Spinner, a solar-powered sculpture that celebrates light and the formation of rainbows and colors. Using aluminum and copper foil, each visitor will create a distinct piece of art that represents their own unique super power. This artwork will be added the spinner, which will be installed in the museum’s Tip Top Terrace in summer or fall. The spinner will rotate on sunny days through solar energy. On cloudy days, visitors can pedal a stationary bike to power the sculpture.

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