Three Floors of Fun

Our exhibits spark children’s learning through play.
The experiences are open-ended, allowing children to explore, create and pursue their own interests.
Children build their brains and bodies during a visit to Minnesota Children’s Museum.

Step into this one-of-a-kind literary experience!

Beloved children’s books come to life in Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites™. Step into the worlds of seven popular picture books including:

    • The Tale of Peter Rabbit
    • The Snowy Day
    • Where’s Spot?
    • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
    • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    • Abuela
    • Tuesday

Each story is transformed into a three-dimensional play space where children walk into and interact with the story and its characters. Throughout the exhibit, children explore literacy skills and concepts through imaginative, interactive experiences and dramatic play. This special exhibit is only here through January 2, 2022.

 

The Scramble

Make your way up two different four-story climbers and test your courage on a 40-foot high catwalk. Whirl and whoosh back down on a giant spiral slide. Socks are required.

The Studio | Target Gallery

Art and tools come together in the classic string art experience. Create your own take-home art piece using colorful string, wood and nails. Or, add onto a larger collaborative piece in The Studio.

Creativity Jam | Target Gallery

Get creative with big and delightful blocks. The colorful interlocking pieces offer endless possibilities of large-scale creations. Children and adults show off their creative thinking.

Sprouts

Designed especially for toddlers, youngsters climb stairs, venture over a bridge and go down a slide before experimenting at a light table and splashing in a one-of-a-kind water table. Kids may get wet!

Backyard

Get outside to check out plants, the queen ant from the previous version of Our World and a variety of sculptures made from unexpected objects.

Our World | Best Buy Gallery

Step into a pretend town with a post office, fire station, farmers market, hardware store and food stand. Kids take on new roles, try out new words, make friends and act out adventures.

Forces at Play | 3M Gallery

Spray and scrub a wacky vehicle in the car wash. Engineer your own play with ramps, tubes, balls and cars. Children build critical thinking by building and experimenting. Kids may get wet while playing. 

Super Awesome Adventures

Sneak your way through a laser maze. Try out the green screen climbing wall. Hop across a river of hot lava. Kids tell stories, create adventures and build large motor skills.

Imaginopolis

Star in your own space adventure. Fly a ship, crawl through tunnels and explore a satellite. Kids stretch their imaginations and build on each other’s stories.

Tip Top Terrace

Take in the sights and sounds of the city. Touch, smell and taste plants in the sensory garden. Play with light by turning a giant kaleidoscope. Paint with brushes and water.

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