Help us make Room to Play

Make a gift in support of our Expansion and Renovation Project

We are expanding our St. Paul museum, re-imagining our galleries and adding wonderful amenities for our visitors. Our project is a major investment in the Power of Play. We are creating a 21st century children’s museum for all of Minnesota to enjoy.


Any individual or family making a gift over $500 will be invited to help create a beautiful art installation for our skyway vestibule, pictured below. We hope these soaring kites will reflect how the generosity of our community has allowed Minnesota Children’s Museum to soar!

As construction gets under way, we will keep the Room to Play campaign going strong. We are continuing to raise the funds we need to fully realize our vision for all-new exhibits and great new amenities at our central Museum in downtown St. Paul.

Make a gift in support of this project today and take advantage of these exciting donor benefits:

All donors will be invited to a special Sneak Peek of the new Museum before our Grand Opening in June 2017.

$250 – One-year Deluxe Family Membership to Minnesota Children’s Museum
$500 – Personally-decorated donor recognition that will be displayed in the new Museum, PLUS benefits listed above
$1,000 – Four “Sneak Peak” passes to new gallery openings, PLUS all benefits listed above
$2,500 – Behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum during construction, PLUS all benefits listed above
$5,000 – Recognition on campaign donor wall in new Museum, PLUS all benefits listed above

Support our expansion project.

Campaign Donor roster

Signature Gifts

3M Foundation

Best Buy Foundation

State of Minnesota

City of St. Paul Cultural STAR Program

Target Foundation

Major Gifts

Tom and Amara Abood

Charlene and Mark Altman


John and Kelly Baker Family

The Otto Bremer Trust

Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation

Sarah Ross Caruso

Chad and Maggie Dayton

Katharine and Douglas Donaldson

Emerson Process Management – Rosemount Division

Ann Ferreira and Jon Reissner

HT Fish and Kathryn Nelson

Nancy and Robert Hatch

The Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation

Rick and Gretchen Jelinek

John Larsen Foundation

Amy and Bill McKinney

The McKoy Family

Susan Oberman Smith and Doug Smith

I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation

Rahr Corporation

James L. Reissner Family Foundation

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Ann Simonds and Ken Rosenblum

Helene and Jeff Slocum

Ed and Valerie Spencer

Toro Foundation

U.S. Bancorp Foundation

Lillian Wright & C. Emil Berglund Foundation

Premier Gifts


Martin and Esther Capp Family Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation

Ecolab Foundation

General Mills Foundation

Martha MacMillan


Beaverdale Foundation

Brad and Holly Boehne

Ann and Mike Brilley and Family

Betsy Buehrer

Cashill Family

Terry and Sarah Clark

Joel and Melissa Conaway

John and Gretchen Corkrean

Kristi and Jeff Fox

Allison and Scott Gage

Janel Goff, Goff Investment Group

Trisha Homans

Dianne and Scott Krizan

Philip and Sarah Krump

The Longview Foundation – Lucy and Bob Mitchell

Beth and Nathaniel Opperman

Marcia Page and John Huepenbecker

David and Laura Quigg

Carleen Rhodes

Phil & Schele Smith Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation

Cassidy and Andrew Steiner

Jon and Lea Theobald

Think Mutual Bank

Ronda and Rodney Wescott

Leadership Gifts

Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation

Katherine B. Andersen Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation

Hugh J. Andersen Foundation

Andersen Corporate Foundation


F.R. Bigelow Foundation

The Driscoll Foundation

Hardenbergh Foundation

Marialice and Nevin Harwood Family

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Mardag Foundation

William and Martha Rappaport Meyers

Ordway Family:

Cedar Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation

Dellwood Foundation, Inc.

Suzanne C. and William B. Payne

Carl & Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation

The Saint Paul Foundation

Securian Foundation

William Schmoker Family Foundation

Terri Tersteeg and Jim Peterson

Thrivent Financial Foundation

Travelers Foundation

Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota


Robert and Jeannine Befidi

Allan and Lou Burdick

Steve Christenson and Lisa Hondros

Michelle and Michael Conklin

Karyl and Dan Corcoran

Jay and Page Cowles

Larry and Beth Crosby

Dr. Francis and Holly Denis

Liz Deziel and Tom Stukel

Lisa Poseley Duff

Paul and Jennifer Dzubnar

Lisa Farrell

Michael and Brandy Fiddelke

Helen and Jim Franczyk

James and Laura Grant

Great Clips Incorporated

Hema Gunasekaran

Barbara Hahn and Paul Neseth

Patrick and Laura Harris

John Heizer

Sara Hill and Jonathan Glover

Robert and Lida Ingrassia

Paul and Carey Kasbohm

Margaret H. & James E. Kelley Foundation, Inc.

Eric and Katherine Kirchner

Alexandra and Robert Klas

Wade and Renee Lau

Stephen and Ann Masten

Arlene and Michael McHugh

Kate and Ian McRoberts

Jennifer Moll and Tim Bolan

Rochelle and Colin Myers

Joy and Christopher Newborg

Laura Nichols-Endres and Jake Endres

Joseph Olson and Lisa Foss Olson

Rhoda and Paul Redleaf

Amy and Kenneth Saldanha

Sercl Family Fund of the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation

Steven and Suzanne Stensrud

Carley and William Stuber

Carolyn Taylor

Jeanne M. Voigt Foundation

Stephen and Sara Zawoyski

Campaign Donor roster recognizes gifts of $1,000 and greater. This list is current as of May 9, 2016. We have made every effort to ensure accuracy and ask that you contact Andrew Newman, Development Assistant with any questions or corrections at 651-225-6073.

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