Minnesota Children’s Museum is closed until further notice due to COVID-19.  Learn More

Play helps us cope. Play helps keep us happy.

Our doors are closed for now, but our playful spirits remain wide open.

We’re sharing ideas and inspiration to help parents and other caregivers maintain joy and reduce stress in their homes as our community bands together in a time of crisis.

Parent Resources

A Message from Our President

We need your help. The museum’s closure puts us in a dire financial situation. The museum is a nonprofit organization that relies on ticket sales, memberships and other sources to operate. This closure comes during our busiest season, making the impact all the more severe.

We have taken immediate steps to put the organization in the best position to be able to re-open when it’s safe to do so. These measures have been heartbreaking and there are no guarantees it will be enough without support from our community.

If you’re able, please help us preserve the museum. We remain hopeful that together we can continue sparking children’s learning through play for many more years to come.

Coping and Learning through Play

Our museum is closed for now, but Minnesota Children’s Musem is still here to help kids and families grow and learn through play.



Warm Hearts with Window Art

Kids and families everywhere are decorating their windows with hearts, rainbows and other art to spread messages of love and hope. Here are some ideas you can try at home and then hang in your windows.

Play Tips for Parents


A Daily Framework for the Whole Child 

One of our exhibit developers  created a  list to help shape her 7-year-old son’s day while school is closed.  This list has received a lot of positive responses on social media. We recently asked Michelle her intention behind this list and tips she has for other parents.

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