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.
Travel back in time and discover what life was like when dinosaurs roamed the earth!
Go face-to-face with the prehistoric world and meet dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover clues about how these larger-than-life creatures lived and explore the hot and cold habitats where dinosaurs once roamed.
In the Field Research Station, step into the role of paleontologist by uncovering fossils with brushes and creating drawings of the dinosaur environment using fossil rubbings and tracings.
The steamy “Land of Fire” brings you to the prehistoric home of the Triceratops and T-Rex. Circle the land in an insect costume and buzz through a volcano with oozing lava, or work through a swampy bog and identify an ecosystem of animals and plants.
No coats are needed for a trip across the “Land of Ice” where you’ll meet a Troodon and an Edmontosaurus, two dinosaurs that made their homes in the cold climate of Alaska. Climb the rocky steps, breeze down an icy slide and hop across stepping stones in an icy river.
Come explore the extraordinary world of dinosaurs!
Our World | Best Buy Gallery
The Studio | Target Gallery
Express your thoughts and feelings through drawing and other art in this maker studio. Create a journal or make a booklet with various materials. In The Studio, kids and adults grow their creative thinking.
Creativity Jam | Target Gallery
Forces at Play | 3M Gallery
Super Awesome Adventures
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.
Temporarily Closed or Removed
As part of the museum’s health and safety precautions, some experiences have been removed or modified.
- The Scramble – Two climbing towers and corkscrew slide
- Paint Your Own Face in the Martha MacMillan Atrium
- Ball launchers in Forces at Play
- Costumes in Our World and Imaginopolis