Coming in 2022: A Sunken Ship Adventure, Thomas the Tank Engine and Much More

The new year will bring a variety of new and exciting adventures and experiences to Minnesota Children’s Museum.

Visitors will explore a sunken ship surrounded by a whimsical interpretation of Lake Superior and the North Shore, play with Thomas the Tank Engine and his many friends, and step into the worlds of beloved stop-motion characters Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.

Plus, the Imaginopolis gallery will morph into a fantastical forest filled with larger-than-life animals, plants and insects.

Coupled with visitor favorites such as the giant slide in The Scramble and the pretend town in Our World, these new experiences will make the coming year at Minnesota Children’s Museum more fun than ever before.

It’s a great time to make sure your family or another family you love gets to explore all the new exhibits. With an annual membership, visit as much as you like for a full year and enjoy other great benefits.

It’s also a wonderful time to help ensure that Minnesota Children’s Museum can continue to provide experiences that spark creativity and lifelong family memories for years to come. As a nonprofit organization that is facing financial challenges due to the pandemic, we need your support now more than ever!

Here’s a look at what’s coming in 2022

Shipwreck Adventures (Opens Winter 2022)

Scuba diving at Minnesota Children’s Museum? Yes! In this all-new permanent exhibit on the first floor, visitors don scuba diving vests and gloves, strap on an oxygen tank and make their way through a sunken ship hull.

Emerge from the water to practice scuba diving skills and explore the oversized and out-of-scale natural landscape of Lake Superior’s North Shore.

Adventure seekers take on physical challenges in an action-packed and imaginative space, creating their own stories along the way.

Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails (Jan. 15 – May 8, 2022)

Families travel to the Island of Sodor with Thomas and his friends. Children solve a variety of challenges, climb into Thomas’ cab, load freight into train cars and fix Percy’s wobbly wheel.

Little engineers lead the way on learning adventures with fun-filled stops to explore science, technology, engineering and math concepts with Thomas & Friends. It’s an opportunity to discover the engineer within and go full steam ahead into problem solving on the Island of Sodor.

Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep: Shear Genius (May 28 to Fall 2022)

Visitors step into the worlds of beloved stop-motion characters Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep – 62 West Wallaby Street and Mossy Bottom Farm – to explore the contraptions, antics and escapades of Wallace, Gromit, Shaun and other familiar Aardman characters.

The exhibit is your chance to use iconic inventions at Wallace & Gromit’s home, blast off in Wallace’s bright orange rocket, tend sheep at Shaun’s farm and create your own stop-motion animation.

Imaginopolis: Nature Remix (Opens Fall 2022)

Kids use their imaginations to create stories and make new friends. This fantastical experience transports children into a secret and mysterious forest, where everything is recognizable but with a whimsical twist.

Discover unexpected and out-of-scale animals, plants and insects. Climb into a giant seed pod and seek shelter in fallen colorful logs. Feed a giant owl and build a secret hideout.

The Amazing Castle (Fall – Winter 2022)

Explore eight themed areas and get to know storybook characters who make this wonderful castle a community. From the carpenter to the seamstress, each character plays a special role. As they move through the castle, village visitors playfully explore the interconnectedness of community members in a setting inspired by fantasy and history.

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