St. Paulite, Anna Hase wins Lifetime Membership to Minnesota Children’s Museum

by | Aug 3, 2016 | Expansion, Press Release |

Anna Hase of St. Paul won a lifetime membership to Minnesota Children’s Museum. Anna, her husband Zac and 21 month old Tucker will have a lifetime* to play and learn. The museum is giving away two more lifetime memberships to celebrate more than 20 years of entertaining millions of families in downtown St. Paul.

Our family feels so blessed to have won a lifetime membership to Minnesota Children’s Museum! We have made so many wonderful memories at the Children’s Museum and we can’t wait to make more!” said Anna Hase, “With a new baby due mid August, this couldn’t have come at a more joyous time!

Iconic Exhibits Retire this Month

Now’s the time to plan last-chance visits. These galleries – Habitot®, Earth World and World Works, which have delighted families for more than 20 years retire.  We are making way for new experiences as we reimagine all our exhibits during our expansion and renovation in downtown St. Paul.

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To celebrate the final weeks of these iconic exhibits, we’re asking visitors to share their photos for a chance to win a lifetime membership – a passport level membership that’s valid until the winner’s nest is empty.  An empty nest simply means until the youngest dependent child in the household is 18. If a grandparent wins a lifetime membership, the membership is valid until the youngest grandchild is 18.

How to enter:

  • Take a new photo or share an old family favorite from Earth World, Habitot or World Works.
  • Share it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #PlayMoreMN and tag the museum between July 25 and Aug. 14, 2016.
  • Winners will be randomly selected each week.

About Our Expansion Project

We’re making big progress on our expansion and renovation in St. Paul. Anyone who visits the museum sees an amazing transformation in the works.  August will bring major milestones on the project – and changes for our visitors. We’re opening new galleries, another entrance on the skyway level and a new box office.

Forces at Play (Opens Aug. 27) Forces at Play in the 3M Gallery will be the first of 10 new permanent exhibits to open as part of our $30 million expansion.

  • The exhibit will offer an engrossing series of activities using air and water.
  • Build air-powered machines to launch ping-pong balls
  • Use valves to send water cascading from one source to another
  • Run your own car wash from start to finish with hoses and dryers

Thomas and Friends™: Explore the Rails (Opens Aug. 12)Travel to the Island of Sodor with Thomas & Friends, where you will solve a variety of challenges, climb into Thomas’ cab, load freight into train cars and fix Percy’s wobbly wheel.

Pattern Wizardry (Opens Aug. 25)This magical exhibition invites children’s inquiry through hands-on activity, introducing them to the fundamentals of patterns as the building blocks of our natural and man-made world.

Tot Spot (Opens Aug. 25) Our youngest visitors will enjoy a series of engaging activities in this Tot Spot. Toddlers will navigate a bog, crawl through a log, work their way through a maze and toss balls.

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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