Celebrate Eid al Fitr at Minnesota Children’s Museum

by | Jun 30, 2016 | Press Release |

Minnesota Children’s Museum welcomes all Muslim families to celebrate the first day of Eid at the Museum. For Minnesota Muslims, Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of the daily fast within the holy month of Ramadan. Following special Eid prayers, families gather to rejoice and celebrate.

WHAT:  Museum Eid Mubarak celebration with $5 admission (half-price) for everyone and other partnerships:

WHEN:  First day of Eid al-Fitr (likely July 6, 2016) during museum hours (St. Paul:  9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Mall of America™:  10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

WHERE:  Minnesota Children’s Museum, 10 West Seventh Street, St. Paul and Mall of America™ Pop-Up Museum, 3rd floor of the north side of Mall of America®  near Sears 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington.

COST:  $5 per person

WHY:  The museum wishes to ensure all families feel welcome all the time. We want to share the powers of play with everyone to make our diverse and rich community happier, healthier and more innovative.

“I am extremely delighted that our museum will this year, for the first time offer programs and activities for families and children celebrating Eid!” says museum board member and CEO of The Language Banc, Inc., Siyad A. Abdullahi. “Many Muslim Minnesotans who have observed Ramadan will gather at the end of the Ramadan month to rejoice, and celebrate and enjoy all the festivities. It is the most special time of the year for many kids from these families, and it is fantastic that the museum will be one of the places they come learn, and enjoy themselves! I want to thank the museum’s staff, and leadership for being part of Eid Celebrations!”

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About Minnesota Children’s Museum

Minnesota Children’s Museum is dedicated to sparking children’s learning through play. Our vision: “Kids play more. Adults do, too.  We thrive as a happier, healthier and more innovative community through the radiant power of play.” The Museum, which first opened in 1981 and moved to downtown St. Paul in 1995, serves more than 460,000 visitors each year at its locations in St. Paul and Rochester, and reaches thousands more across the state through Smart Play Spots, Storyland exhibits and other programs. As the nation’s leading developer of traveling children’s museum exhibits, the Museum is a trailblazer in creating immersive learning environments, reaching more than 10 million children and adults in the United States, Canada and Mexico through the nation’s largest collection of children’s traveling exhibits. The Museum is consistently rated as one of the top children’s museums in the country by national media outlets such as Forbes and Parents and was named as a finalist for an Institute of Museum and Library Services Medal of Service, the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries. Follow Minnesota Children’s Museum on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and visit our Power of Play blog.

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