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Behind the Scenes – Forces at Play

Behind the Scenes – Forces at Play

Behind the Scenes - New Forces at Play Gallery It won’t be long before we open the first new permanent exhibit in our expanded and renovated museum in downtown St. Paul. Forces at Play in the 3M Gallery will welcome visitors in August. This exhibit will be a blast –...
Play + Empathy

Play + Empathy

Play Cultivates Empathy We know that play is important in the development of essential lifelong skills, such as fine motor skills and social cues. Empathy, the foundation for human relationships, is also one of these. At its most basic definition, empathy is awareness...
Lifelong Kindergarten

Lifelong Kindergarten

Cultures, the social domain of practices, discourses, and material expressions that unite a community, are created when people play together, and creativity and creative expression is an essential part of this process. Sadly, emphasis on creativity decreases as...
Behind the Scenes – Forces at Play

Healthy Food at the Museum (But You Can’t Eat It!)

Yes! We’re talking carrots, but… Have you dined recently in Mini Our World? Gone are the plastic foods! We’re updating this favorite exhibit with something more sustainable. What that means for us are toys that will stand the test of thousands of kids at...

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