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Bring a Group

more-groupSpecial Note: No Reserved Field Trips During Our Expansion Project in St. Paul

We are expanding our St. Paul museum, reimagining our galleries and adding wonderful amenities for our visitors — including a new group reception area.

Play for All Group Scholarship Program

The Play for All Group Scholarship Program is designed to reach schools and nonprofit organizations that serve economically disadvantaged children and families. Qualifying organizations must show proof that at least 70% of the children and families they serve are economically disadvantaged and/or receive free or reduced lunches as part of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Program Details

  • Group size: Maximum of 20 children; no minimum required
  • Discounted admission rate of $2.50 per child/adult
  • One FREE adult with every four paid children
  • No reservations required
  • Transportation Scholarships available in limited supply
  • Program enrollment for 12 months
  • Valid at St. Paul location only

NOTE: Due to our renovation project, there are no large reserved group visits available during the 2015-16 school year. Small groups of 20 children or less can visit without reservation as part of the Play for All Group Scholarship Program. Please be aware of the following changes and plan accordingly:

  • No bus drop-off zone
  • No Museum orientation
  • No reserved lunch space
  • We do not host groups on Tuesdays. Full price admission will be charged to each person in attendance on a Tuesday.
  • We do not host groups larger than 20 children. Full price admission will be charged to each person in attendance if more than 20 children are present per group.

To enroll, download an application form and provide documentation of eligibility to the Museum Box Office or fax completed forms to 651.225.6094. You will be notified of acceptance to the program by mail after your application is reviewed. First-time participants must be pre-approved for the program in order to receive the reduced admission rate. Program enrollment is valid for one year. Participants must re-apply each year. Payment is due at the time of visit by cash or card. The policy and prices are subject to change without notice.

Save BIG with the Small Group Discount Program

Homeschool Families & Licensed Home Day Cares
Enroll today to receive big discounts off admission with the Museum’s Small Group Discount Program. There are no reservations or minimum group size requirements. Small groups of 20 children or less may visit on any day of the week. Sign up for a year’s access to endless amounts of fun at a reduced cost!

Program Benefits:

  • Discounted admission rate of $4.75 per child/adult (age 1 and older)
  • One FREE adult with every four paid children
  • Program enrollment for 12 months
  • Weekly Museum e-newsletter
  • Special event invites
  • Valid at St. Paul and the Mall of America location

To enroll, download an application form and bring proof of your status to the Museum Box Office or fax completed forms to 651.225.6094. Once approved, you will be mailed a discount card to present at future visits to receive the discounted rate. First time participants must sign-up at the St. Paul Museum to qualify.  The discount card is honored at our MOA location! Click to learn more about our pop-up Museum.

Accepted forms of documentation:

  • Home day care license
  • Letter of intent to Homeschool
  • Home educator association/alliance card

For questions or to help plan your visit, call 651–225–6000 or contact Group Reservations online.

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