Book Your Field Trip to the Museum

10 permanent exhibits and great visitor amenities. The experiences cultivate essential skills, including critical thinking, communication, creative thinking and more. We create an educational environment infused with excitement and hands-on interactions, making the museum one of the top destinations in Minnesota for educator and student visits.

Tackle challenges, fire up critical thinking skills and spark creativity as you explore the museum’s interactive and engaging galleries. All exhibit experiences fuel playful learning adventures that support state and national standards. Our exhibits

Play for All Scholarship
Designed to reach schools and nonprofit organizations that serve economically disadvantaged children and families, qualifying organizations must show proof that at least 50% of the children and families they serve are economically disadvantaged and/or receive free or reduced lunches as part of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Supports State Education Standards
Health & PE Language Arts Math Science Social Studies Visual Arts
Forces at Play
Shipwreck Adventures
The Scramble
Creativity Jam
Our World
The Studio
The Landing


Field Trip Details

Grade Level: PreK – 5

Group Size*: Minimum 20 children. Chaperone ratio of 1:4 is strongly recommended (chaperones admitted FREE).

Standard Rate: $7.50 per child

Play for All Group Scholarship Rate: $5.50 per child

Chaperones admitted FREE

Availability: Wednesday–Thursday

Visit Length: 2–3 hours

Reserve: Schedule your field trip today! Please fill out the form below or if you have questions call 651-225-6000

*Special needs groups: Please call 651-225-6000.


Field Trip to the Museum Request Form

Homeschool & Licensed Home Day Care Discount Programs

Homeschool families and licensed home day care providers are welcome to join our discount program to make museum visits convenient and affordable. Sign up for a year’s access to endless amounts of fun at a reduced cost!

Group Size: Maximum of 20 children
Cost: $6.50 per child (age 1 and older)
Chaperones admitted FREE
No reservations or minimum group size requirements.

Community Organization Program
Minnesota Children’s Museum’s Community Organization Small Group Scholarship Program is designed to reach small groups and nonprofit organizations that strive to reach under-served populations.

Community Nights

Empower family learning and build school community by hosting exclusive use of the museum for a community night.

Group Size: Up to 250 children and adults included in rate. Additional visitors are $50 per 50 people.
Cost: Standard Rate: $3,000
Non-Profit Rate: $1,750
Available: Tuesday or Thursday evenings,
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Reserve: Call 651-225-6000 to schedule

Upcoming Special Exhibits


Sept. 21, 2024 - Jan. 5, 2025

Get up close with the most curious little monkey and follow his lead as you engage in math, science and engineering activities modeled after Curious George’s own adventures.

Winter 2025

Travel back in time and come face-to-face with dinosaurs as you discover what life was like when they roamed the earth. Dig for fossils, explore a swampy bog and oozing volcano, climb through icy terrain and much more. Explore the extraordinary world of dinosaurs!


More Upcoming Experiences

Field Trip to the Museum Request Form

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