The museum is temporarily closed under a statewide order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

8 Reasons to Give a Gift Membership

Looking for that perfect gift for a special family in your life? Give the gift of play with a membership to Minnesota Children’s Museum. There are so many reasons to give a museum membership this holiday season. Here are the top eight:

1. It’s unlimited fun for an entire year

An annual membership to the museum provides the whole family with free admission for 12 months. That means they can play, pretend, explore, create and enjoy everything the museum has to offer for an entire year. Now that’s a gift that keeps on giving!

2. Play builds strong brains and bodies

Our museum is intentionally designed to let kids take the lead. Our open-ended activities give kids the space and freedom to explore their interests and build 21st century skills that help them thrive in school and throughout life – skills like confidence, critical and creative thinking, communication and more. Learn more about the power of play.

3. It provides a great play space during inclement weather

Whether it’s rain, snow or uncomfortable temperatures, Minnesota weather can make outside play difficult at times. A museum membership offers the flexibility of having a play space available when it’s needed.

4. Families bond and make memories at the museum

When parents and caregivers play with their kids, it strengthens the bond between them. Our museum offers the perfect space for family togetherness away from the distractions of home and school. Parents often discover something new about their kids when they visit, and families build memories that last a lifetime.

5. Experiential gifts are the best kind of gift to give

According to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, gift receivers feel more connected to gift givers who give experiences instead of “stuff.” This is true even if they don’t do the actual experience together. Plus, the memories made from an experiential gift typically last longer than toys, too.

6. We’ve got health and safety precautions in place

The health and safety of our visitors is our number one priority. We’ve implemented additional COVID precautions since reopening, including significantly reduced capacity, timed ticket entry, social distancing cues, mask wearing, sanitizer stations and more. We stay on top of all CDC recommendations and continually adjust our precautions as needed to provide a safe place to play.

7. Members get special perks

Museum members get exclusive access to exhibit sneak peeks and other members-only events. They also receive discounts to the museum café and store, as well as other local family attractions and other children’s museums around the country.

8. There’s always something new to see or do at the museum

New exhibits come in, materials and activities rotate and change throughout the year – so there’s always something new for kids and families to discover and explore. In addition to our permanent exhibits, we’ll have some exciting travelling exhibits to explore throughout the year including Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit, which opens in January 2020, and Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice in summer 2021.

Now, that is an amazing gift! Don’t wait – visit our gift page and purchase a membership today! Be sure to purchase by Dec. 6 to ensure the membership packet is delivered by Dec. 24.

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10 West Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

651-225-6000

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