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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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Nice Children's Museum

The MCM was a wonderful place to explore. My children are 5 and 6 1/2 and really enjoyed all of the... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Melinda H
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Fun Place Might be better when they are a little older

We went last July on our family vacation. Our little girl was only 2, but she had a great time. A... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2016
Jennifer W
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Lincoln, North Dakota
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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10 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1104
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+1 651-225-6000
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Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The MCM was a wonderful place to explore. My children are 5 and 6 1/2 and really enjoyed all of the exhibits. I think one of their favorite things was being able to paint their faces as soon as they got there. The only downside...More

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum.

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Reviewed June 13, 2016

We went last July on our family vacation. Our little girl was only 2, but she had a great time. A lot was a bit above her, but she liked the bubbles and the jungle room and the slides. It was pretty interesting for us...More

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2016

Thank you for your review! We hope you'll back and play again soon!

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Reviewed June 12, 2016

A great place to take young children ages 7 and under. They also have a baby room for children under 18 months

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2016

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Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I would not go again until the construction is done and our son is older. Our son is 7 months old and he only liked splashing in the water and soap. Since only limited areas were open everyone crowded in the same room.

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2016

We appreciate your review and aim to delight all of our visitors. We would like to know more about your recent visit. If would you care to elaborate on your recent Museum experience please send an email to <feedback@mcm.org> Thank you!

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Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

My 3.5yr old and 5yr old and I visited the MCM over Memorial Weekend 2016 between parking in the ramp w/were there for just over an hour. There is NOTHING left to do for the kids and they were board after 20min. We LOVE the...More

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. We appreciate your feedback and aim to delight all of our visitors. The Museum is undergoing a lot of changes during our expansion and renovation project – new exhibit spaces and new experiences. We're also...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2016

We visited with a young child (1 year old) and were not certain if it was a appropriate for someone this age. It is! For children 1 through teens there are age-appropriate displays and delights. We'll be back.

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

Thank you for your rave review! ~ Liz D.

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Reviewed April 20, 2016

I have explored the Minnesota Children's Museum several times each year since moving to Minnesota in 1993. My family never get bored of it! The exhibits are amazing and you never leave the museum without learning lots of new things. It is the perfect place...More

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2016

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

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Reviewed April 20, 2016

This museum does a wonderful job of engaging the children and help them explore what they are familiar with (living in a town) and that which they may be unfamiliar with science, nature and the like.

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2016

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

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Reviewed April 16, 2016

We've been on and off members of the Children's museum, however, this review is strictly for the 3rd Free Sunday's that the Children's Museum offers. ***Note that although this day is "Free" you still have to check-in and the workers do ask for a $5-10"...More

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

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

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Reviewed April 10, 2016

The kids really enjoy the hands on exhibits with water and blocks and crawl spaces.Only recommend this for younger kids and not older kids and teenagers

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MNChildrensMuseum, Social Media Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2016

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

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Ages 1-101: $12.95 Museum Members: Free Children Under Age 1: Free
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Response from MNChildMuseum | Property representative |
Every third Sunday is free thanks to Target.
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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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