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The Secret Life of a Jacket

In the daily hustle and bustle, much of children’s schedules revolve around choices made by the adults who care for them. Many children move throughout their day being shuffled from one transition to another. Often, the transitions lead to frustrations and meltdowns...

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Let’s Play: Mary Introduces Forces at Play Tot Spot

Inside the new Forces at Play in the 3M Gallery lies a special place in the larger exhibit designed and developed intentionally for very young children, ages 3 and younger — a Tot Spot. These areas are typically set apart in the galleries for those who may be a little...

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Unpacking Best Practices

By Eric Anderson Earlier this month, a group of thirteen community and industry leaders toured six children’s, health and innovation themed museums over four days. The group was brought together by the Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester Director...

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Expansion Update 12/16/2016

Behind the Walls: Expansion Update Behind the Walls: Expansion Update SARA KERR Director of Content Marketing and Communications Exciting progress! With the St. Paul museum closed, the big construction wall in the atrium has come down. Another exciting milestone: The...

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Peek Behind the Construction Walls

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE Peek Behind the Construction Walls Bob Ingrassia, Vice President of External Relations 3 Nov. 2016 Every day brings more progress on our expansion and renovation project in downtown St. Paul. Some of the changes are easy to see. From the outside,...

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Interview with Dr. Xiaosheng Wu

By Eric Anderson Last week we had the distinct pleasure of discussing our new exhibit, Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China, with Dr. Xiaosheng Wu. In addition to his research position at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Wu is the Principal of the Rochester...

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Behind the Scenes: Meet the Impact and Narrative Committee

By Eric Anderson Museums have a bad reputation of being stuffy buildings filled with glass cases collecting dust, hushed whispers and, of course, absolutely no running. At the Minnesota Children's Museum Rochester, we are determined to change that...

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