Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

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  • $8 per person; free for children 12 months and under. Annual memberships starting at $108 for the whole family.


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  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 am - 4:30 pm Thursday: 9 am - 7 pm Saturday and Sunday: 9 am - 4 pm

Green Practices

  • Desc of Green Practices in Place: LEED Silver Certification
  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Water Conservation/Wastewater Mgmt Plan
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices
  • Organic or Local Food & Beverage Choices

Attraction Attributes

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

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  1. Free Family Night Concert Series: Haydn Go Seek

    Free Family Night Concert Series: Haydn Go Seek

    224 Lamm Street
    Mankato, MN 56001
    Call: (507) 386-0279

    Join the Mankato Symphony Orchestra for a new Family Concert Series created for children and their caregivers. The performance features musicians, actors, storytelling, and musical activities. Concerts have a run time of approximately 45 minutes and are performed without intermission. All ages are welcome!

    All performances are held at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. Come to the concert an hour early (starting at 2 pm) and enjoy hands-on play at the Museum at no cost. What a great way to get the wiggles out before the show!

  2. Outdoor Winter Adventure

    Outdoor Winter Adventure

    224 Lamm Street
    Mankato, MN 56001
    Call: (507) 386-0279

    Stop by the Children’s Museum for an Outdoor Adventure Day. Dress for winter weather and enjoy outdoor fun in the Dotson Back 40 with snowshoeing, fort-building, and more! At 10 am, Scott Kudelka, Minneopa Area Naturalist, will be at the Museum to lead a snowshoeing adventure in the Museum outdoors. Learn how to put snowshoes on and go on a hike about the Dotson Back 40. Learn the history of snowshoeing, and see how you’ll do at one of the most accessible and easiest of all winter sports.

    This adventure day is part of SnowKato Days, a 10-day winter festival in Mankato, full of activities for all ages and interests. Included with Museum membership or daily admission.

  3. Special Needs Accessibility Playtime

    Special Needs Accessibility Playtime

    224 Lamm Street
    Mankato, MN 56001
    Call: (507) 386-0279

    Children with special needs or sensory challenges and their families are invited to a free-of-charge playdate at the Museum during a time when fewer visitors will be present. Come explore the Museum's exciting exhibits and enjoy hands-on play!

    To help prepare your child for this playtime, check out the Museum's social story:

  4. Trivia Night

    Trivia Night

    1900 Premier Dr
    Mankato, MN 56001
    Call: (507) 386-0279

    It's time for our annual fundraiser, Trivia Night! Join us for a night of food and fun, casual dress, and a cash bar. (P.S. You'll need cash for a meat raffle and other fun games, too!)

    Have a team already? Reserve a table of 8 and make sure you all stick together! Your team table reservation will include dinner, beads for each person, and mulligans for your team. (Beads? You'll need them to participate in a variety of games between the rounds of trivia questions. Mulligans serve as one free answer per round.) The cost for a table of 8 is $480.

    Individual tickets are $45 per person and include dinner. Individually purchased tickets do not guarantee seating at the table of choice.

    Doors open at 6 pm, dinner is at 6:30 pm, and Trivia and Games start at 7:30 pm.

    This year's sponsors are Gislason & Hunter LLP and Minnstar Bank N.A.

Meetings & Conferences

  • Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
  • Meetings Website
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Exhibit Space (sq ft): 11,000

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