Play with Possibilities

Anything’s possible at Minnesota Children’s Museum

Play with Possibilities

Anything’s possible at Minnesota Children’s Museum

A place to

Where kids lead the way and dream up their own adventures.
Where stories soar and ideas roam free.
Where “Look at this!” moments and “I did it!” milestones happen every day.
Where children improvise, innovate and stretch their minds

A Great Year

Minnesota Children’s Museum gained momentum during the past year, continuing to increase attendance, producing a variety of new hands-on experiences, making progress on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) goals, and strengthening the organization’s financial sustainability.

A few highlights from 2022-23:

  • Served more than 360,000 visitors, an increase of 44% from the previous year
  • Unveiled new experiences that enabled kids (and adults) to test boundaries, develop their creativity and explore their feelings
  • Advanced DEI initiatives by welcoming nearly a quarter of the audience through Play for All access programs, increasing staff cultural competency and engaging marginalized communities in experiences and programs
  • Supported parents and other caregivers by providing resources to support playful learning at the museum and beyond

Dynamic Experiences

Stepping into Minnesota Children’s Museum for the first time is a real eye-opening experience. Newcomers find opportunities to tinker and touch, spin and splash, climb and concoct.

Those who already know their way around always discover new experiences, too.

Here are some of the ways the museum’s exhibit developers, designers, artists and builders are making sure visitors explore with wonder and delight.

Championing Play and Supporting Families

Play is a lot more than “just fun.” It’s a powerful force in every child’s growth and development. That’s why the museum touts the power of play every chance it gets.

Inside the Museum

Kids have so much fun scampering through the museum that it’s sometimes hard to see the skills they’re developing along the way. Staff have been working on ways to help parents and caregivers see and support the learning that happens when kids play.

Beyond Our Walls

The museum’s “Playful Parenting: Bringing Play to Every Day” (link) website features activity ideas, supportive tips and articles intended to give families the information and inspiration they need to weave play into the fabric of their daily lives. Website visitors can find:

  • Activity ideas to spark hands-on learning
  • Questions from parents answered by child-development experts
  • Simple tips to practice playful parenting
  • Articles about the importance of play and trends in playful learning

Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The museum strives to provide a diverse, welcoming and inclusive environment for visitors and staff. Some of the efforts during the past year to advance this commitment included:

  • Creating a series of after-hours events for members of BIPOC employee resource groups and their families
  • Coordinating a series of events and gatherings for staff to develop cultural competency
  • Conducting Filter Shift intercultural competence training sessions and 6Cs of Inclusive Leadership sessions for staff

Ramona Kitto Stately, a member of the Santee Sioux Dakota Nation, shares stories of Dakota people with museum staff during a “Bdote: Learning from Place” tour of sacred sites in July 2023.


The museum partnered with the Twin Cities Hispanic Coalition in October 2023 for the first of a series of special events with BIPOC employee resource groups.


The museum hosted two Deaf Day events in partnership with Metro Deaf School and the Playful Learning Lab at the University of Saint Thomas, featuring ASL interpreters and special activities.

Opening Doors for Everyone

Our organization is committed to ensuring that all families can experience the museum’s playful learning opportunities. The museum’s Play for All access program provides:

  • Free or discounted tickets and memberships to income-qualified families
  • Free admission on Securian Financial Free First Sundays
  • Discounted group visit tickets for organizations that predominantly serve students from low-income families

During fiscal 2022-23, more than 80,000 children and adults enjoyed the museum through Play for All programs.

So much is possible – thanks to our generous donors.

We are filled with gratitude for the incredible generosity from our community. Philanthropic support helps create our playful learning experiences, provides resources for caregivers and ensures the museum is accessible to all. Our supporters help make Minnesota Children’s Museum a magical space where families make memories and children play, learn and grow.

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Serena Steward
Marianne Stoddard
Ashley and Chris Stout
Dan Strand
Carol Strege
Brittany Streich
Corey and Leah Strickland
Ali Stucky
Susan and Levi Stugelmeyer
Abigail Sugahara Moeller and James Moeller
Brittany and Jack Sullivan
Barbara Sundberg
Katherine Sutton Malek
Mark Sweeney and Gemma Irish
Andrew Sybilrud and Lindsay Glesener
Reg Symington
Royal Prince Syrus
Rachel Syverson
Brian and Jennie Szorcsik
Danielle Tanaka
Christine and Bryce Tannahill
Arnie Tannen
Rochelle Tascher and D. Engelking
Robert and Kathleen Tautges
Susan and Scott Taylor
Gael Tecca
Giovanna Techy
Yunfei Teng
Brenda Teran
Terri Tersteeg and James Peterson
Susan Tewksbury
Siva Ranjani Thangaraj
Sha Thao
Jon and Lea Theobald
Heather Thomas
Alycyn Thompson
Benjamin and Dayna Thompson
Christine Thompson
Tegan Thompson
John Thomson
Sara Thoreson
Brian and Virginia Thorkelson
Barb and Avesh Thukral
Folasade Tiamiyu
Hayley Tiffany
Brianna Tinjum
Elizabeth Tinucci and Marcos Stoffel
John and Carrie Tinucci
Katharine Tinucci
Jessica Tomaselli
Ryan Tomczik
Paula Tompkins
Daniel and Claire Townsend
Lacy Townsend
Andrew and Stacey Trahan
William Travis
Jessa Trboyevich
Juile Trebil
Lobsang Tsekyi
Megan and Marshal Tuetken
Don Tully
Shawn Turek
Jessica Turgeon
Brandon Turner
Janis and Donald Tweedy
Annelie and Keith Twist
Rachel and Nate Ulrich
Gabriela Uzcategui White
Peter Valsler
Carl Van Wijk
Amanda Vander Heiden
Sheng Vang
Yer Vang
Vickie and Bob VanNess
Vijayalakshmi Varadharajan
Juan Vazquez and Juana Diaz
Elmer Velasco
Reyna Velazquez Galarza
Jeanne Vergeront and Andrew Dick
Angela and Sophie Verrastro
Karen and Thomas Vickman
Tavaras Villagomez
Aileen Villanueva
Jenna Virant
Khe Vo
Sara Vogelpohl
Devon Vojtech
Karl and Abbey von Gohren
Kathryn VonBargen
James Vos
Elizabeth Voss
David Wagmer
Kim and John Wagner
Sharon Wagner
Toni Walbridge
Colleen Wald
Logan Waldo
Sherry Walker
Lisa and Jay Wall
Kali Walpole
Deborah Walstrom
Kenzie Walt
Todd Walter
Cody Warren and Michael Marcotte
Craig Warren and Morcine Scott-Warren
Jessica and Steven Warren
Cheri Washburn
Vanja Washington
Nula Watson
Susan Watson
Jason Weaver
Mollie Weaver
Anne and Eric Weber
Emily and Tim Weber
Erika Wederquist and Ross Halbur
Josef Wegele
Gini Wegleitner
Kathryn and Karl Wegler
Elizabeth and Erik Weiman
Pamela Weiss
Mariah Weitzenkamp
Travis Weldon and Teresa Nathan
Shawn West
R Michael Wheeler
Jan Whitman
Corinne Wichser and Kevin Lally
Rachel and Ethan Wieneke
Jessica Wiese
Barb Wigstadt and Brain Simonson
Gudrun and Ben Willett
Paul Wilmes
Cynthia Wilson
Susan Wilson
Jayce Winger
Samantha Winter
Jodell Wizykoski
Melissa Wogerman
Kelsey Wolf and Patrick Levy
Robert and Carolyn Wollan
Vincent Wood
Yoojin Woodward
Craig and Caralyn Wortman
Corona Woychik
Linda and Timmy Wu
Elisha Wulff
Mai Xiong
Nou Xiong
Brian Yablon
Chingyeng Yang
Leng Yang
Lisa Yang
Pa Houa Yang
Sha Yang and Xiuyu Gao
Tristan Yang
Lowell Yap
Margaret Yocum
Ingrid and Zack Youmans
Diane Young
Gloria Young
Matthew and Jessica Young
Sandra Zaffke
Ute Zahn
Steve Zaudtke
Jesse Zavala
Sara and Stephen Zawoyski
Brittney and Austin Zeller
Rebecca Ziegler
Pamela Zimba
Calais Zimney
Drew and Cate Zinkel
3M Foundation
Agra Culture Kitchen
Alliance Francaise
Ally Financial Inc
Amazon Smile Foundation
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
The Anchor Fish & Chips
Andersen Corporation & Foundation
Hugh J. Andersen Foundation
Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation
Ayco Charitable Foundation
Baby Grand
Bachman’s, Inc.
The Bakken Museum
Bank of America Corporation & Foundation
Best Buy Company, Inc. & Foundation
Billy Sushi
BMO Harris Bank
Boker’s Incorporated
Boss Foundation
Bremer Bank, St. Paul
C.H. Robinson Worldwide
Cafe Latte
Cambria Company LLC
Can Can Wonderland
Canadian Pacific Limited
Canterbury Park
The Cargill Foundation
Carlson Family Foundation
Charles Schwab & Company
City of Saint Paul
City of Saint Paul Cultural STAR Program
Commonwealth Companies LLC
Como Friends
Compass Capital Management
Continental Diamond
David B. Jones Foundation
Dellwood Foundation, Inc.
DLMC Foundation
Dodge Nature Center
The Driscoll Foundation
Ecolab, Inc. & Foundation
Enriquez Estate Winery and Vineyard
Estetica Salon and Spa
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Foodsmith Bistro Pub
Foss Swim School
Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery
Four Seasons
French Meadow Cafe & Bakery
H.B. Fuller Company Foundation
Give Lively Foundation
Glensheen Mansion
Goff Public
Google for Nonprofits
Hardenbergh Foundation
Heppner’s Auto Body & Glass
History Theatre
Holiday Inn & Suites – Arbor Lakes/Maple Grove
The Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation
Humana Foundation Inc.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
JE Dunn Construction
Margaret H. & James E. Kelley Foundation, Inc.
Kowalski’s Corporate Office
Leann Chin
Lion Hotel Group
Lions Tap Family Restaurant
Luci Ancora & Ristorante Luci
Macy’s, Inc.
Martin Patrick 3
Joe Mauer
McKinsey & Company
Medtronic, Inc. & Foundation
Metropolitan Airports Commission
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
Milk & Honey Ciders
The Minneapolis Foundation
Minnesota Humanities Center
Minnesota United FC
Mixed Blood Theatre
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
The Museum of Russian Art
Mutual of America Foundation
National Philanthropic Trust – UBS
Network for Good
New Scenic Cafe
Nushka Fund
Park Tavern
Pentair Foundation
Piper Sandler & Co.
Placemaker Hospitality
Pohlad Family Foundation
Polaris Industries Inc
Pool and Yacht Club
Powder Ridge
Punch Pizza
The Elizabeth C. Quinlan Foundation, Inc.
R.F. Moeller Jeweler
The Raptor Center
RBC Foundation – USA
The Red Balloon Bookshop
Renee’s Limousines
Margaret Rivers Fund
Rustic Root Winery
Saint Paul Saints
Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
Schwab Charitable Fund
Securian Financial Foundation
Sit Investment Associates, Inc.
Slumberland Furniture, Inc.
Soigné Hospitality Group
Stablish Foundation
Stages Theatre Co.
Minnesota Department of Education
Target Corporation
Teeny Bee Boutique
Tennant Foundation
The Bitty Kitty Brigade
The Captain
The Head Family Foundation
The Lumabel Charitable Fund
The Original Coney Island Tavern & Café
Thrivent Financial & Foundation
Travelers Foundation
Twin Cities In Motion
U.S. Bancorp & Foundation
United Properties
Greater Twin Cities United Way
UnitedHealth Group
Vokel Cellars
Walker Art Center
Wheel Fun Rental
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
Xcel Energy Corporation & Foundation
Yess Yoga
YogaFit Linden Hills

Fiscal Year 2023

July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023


Minnesota Children’s Museum made significant progress in continuing to rebound from the pandemic, which caused steep declines in attendance, membership and earned revenue. During the 2022-23 fiscal year (July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023), the museum saw sizable growth in year-over-year attendance, membership sales and significant growth in traveling exhibits revenue. The investment returns on endowment performed well.

Net assets increased by $4,165,000. Forgiveness of debt associated with New Markets Tax Credits (part of the financing for the museum’s 2017 expansion and renovation project) contributed to the surplus.

Of the museum’s $8,971,000 in expenses, 78% went toward programs.

Statement of Financial Position

June 30, 2023 June 30, 2022
   Current $5,824,000 $6,973,000
   Property & Equipment $25,505,000 $26,856,000
   Other Assets $10,078,000 $12,547,000
Total Assets $41,407,000 $46,376,000
   Current $2,930,000 $2,643,000
   Long Term $9,420,000
Total Liabilities $2,930,000 $12,063,000
Net Assets
   Without donor restriction $33,413,000 $30,372,000
   With donor restriction
      Purpose and time $1,149,000 $1,120,000
      Perpetual in nature $3,915,000 $2,821,000
Total Net Assets $38,477,000 $34,313,000
Total Liabilities & Net Assets $41,407,000 $46,376,000

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