IMPORTANT NOTICE: The museum is CLOSED for maintenance through Thursday, Oct. 6. The museum reopens Friday, Oct. 7.

Give a Family You Love a Year of FREE Admission


Includes admission for up to two adults and all children in a household.

‣ Unlimited admission for one full year
‣ $2 discount on up to six guest tickets per visit
‣ 10% discount at museum café and store
‣ Discounts at partner retailers and attractions
‣ 50% off admission for your family at children’s museums nationwide via the ACM Reciprocal Network

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Guest Add-Ons – $30 each
‣ Free admission for a friend, caregiver, grandparent or other relative every visit
‣ Can be a different guest each visit


Includes Household membership benefits PLUS…

‣ 6 free parking passes
‣ 4 free admission tickets
‣ 4 free ice cream treats at the museum café
Choice of canvas tote or insulated beverage bottle
‣ Free/discounted admission to hundreds of science centers and museums across the U.S. via ASTC Travel Passport Program

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Guest Add-Ons – $30 each
‣ Free admission for a friend, caregiver, grandparent or other relative every visit
‣ Can be a different guest each visit

Give single-day passes to three floors of fun!

Give single-day passes to three floors of fun!

Upcoming Exhibits

 NEW  Permanent Exhibit!
Coming Winter 2021

Discover a shipwreck, practice scuba skills and explore towering cliffs.


Opens Winter 2022
Take a trip to the Island of Sodor, the land of Thomas, Percy and many other useful engines.

Gift Membership Details

How do I renew a gift membership?

During the purchase process, you will be given the option to note the membership as a renewal. If you have additional questions about the process, please call 651-255-6000 for assistance.

Can I send my gift membership directly to the recipient?

Yes. During the purchase process, you’ll be asked if the membership is a gift and where it should be sent. You’ll then have the choice between sending the membership package to yourself or directly to the recipient family. You’ll also have the option to include a special messages with your order.

When can my gift recipient start using their membership?

Gift Memberships are active as soon as you complete your purchase. Gift Membership purchased between October and January received an expiration date of 1/31/23 or later. This allows for time between purchase and gifting to ensure a full 12 months of play. If the family you gifted would like to visit right away, they can bring an ID to the museum box office to receive their membership cards.

What if my gift recipient has a current membership? Will they lose any time if I renew it now?

A gift membership always provides a full year of membership. If a current membership is still active, an additional year will be added to the account, extending the expiration date by 12 months.

Current members can extend their membership’s expiration date by 12 months at any time during the year. Renewing early is a great option for members who want to take advantage of any special offers they have received.

How do I know if my gift recipient already has a membership?

Please call 651-225-6000 and a membership and sales assistant can confirm whether the family has a membership with Minnesota Children’s Museum. In order to confirm an existing account, we will need the first and last name of an adult in the family, as well as an address or phone number.

When will my recipient receive their membership materials?

Gift membership packages will be mailed out within one week after purchase. If preferred, you can purchase or renew a gift membership at the museum box office during regular business hours to receive membership cards the same day. The gift membership package includes two membership cards (one for each adult named on the membership), a welcome letter and temporary tattoos for the kids.

Do you send out any communications that might spoil the surprise of my gift?

During the gift season email communications to new gift members is limited until after 1/15/23. Current members who receive a gift membership will still receive ongoing communications about museum happenings but will not be told their upcoming gift.

How many people are included in a membership?

All memberships include one year of unlimited admission for up to two named adults and all children in the household under the age of 18. Additionally, you can add up to two guests to any membership. The guest add-on provides free admission for a friend, caregiver, grandparent or other relative every visit. The guest can be a different person each visit. At least one person in the member family, either an adult or a child, must attend with the guest.

Special Exhibits

Jan. 21 – May 7, 2023

Step into the 3D world of four well-known paintings as each is brought to life like never before.

May 20 – Sept. 3, 2023

Hands-on and digital experiences focus on the five emotions featured in the film: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear. Visitors learn to recognize emotions and explore ways that we express and manage our own emotions.

More Upcoming Experiences

Household Membership Benefits

Free Admission for One Year

Unlimited visits for one year for two named adults and all children under age 18 living in the same household.

Discount at Museum Café and Store

Show your member admission sticker for a 10% discount on food, drinks and merchandise at Tomato Tomäto on the museum’s second floor.

Discounts at Partner Retailers and Attractions

Save on tickets or membership at various stores and attractions. | Member Bonus Benefits

Discounted Guest Tickets

Members receive a $2 discount on up to six guest tickets per visit.

Half-Price Admission to Children’s Museum Nationwide

Members get 50% off admission for up to six guests at participating children’s museums across the U.S. via the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) Reciprocal Network.

Access to Special Events

Members get invited to special events, such as members-only nights and sneak peeks for new exhibits.

Household Plus Perks Benefits

Household Plus Perks includes all the benefits of the Household membership level listed above, plus…

Six Parking Passes

Six passes for free parking at the World Trade Center ramp while visiting the museum

Four Admission Tickets

Tickets to share with friends and relatives or to donate to a charitable cause

Four Ice Cream Treats

Four coupons for a free ice cream treat at the museum café

Limited Edition Museum Branded Gift

Exclusive to Household Plus Perks members

Discounted Admission at Science Centers and Museums Nationwide

Free or discounted admission at participating science centers and museums across the U.S. via the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program*.

*Institutions within 90 miles of Minnesota Children’s Museum, including the Science Museum of Minnesota, Bell Museum, The Bakken Museum and The Works Museum, are excluded.

Perks Valid for One Year

Plus Perks benefits must be redeemed during the 12-month period of the membership. Perks not redeemed during the term of the Household Plus Perks membership expire with the membership.

Keep Your Unused Benefits! Renew prior to the membership expiration date and you’ll receive all of your remaining Plus Perks benefits. Call 651-225-6000 for more information.

Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. Photo identification is required at check-in. Minnesota Children’s Museum reserves the right to make changes to its benefits structure at any time without notice.

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