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–Friday

Visit Length: 2–3 hours

Reserve: Call 651-225-6000 to schedule your field trip today!

*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.
Special Exhibits

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.

September 2023 – January 2024

Get ready to race, roll and have a ball playing with energy and motion in Ball-o-rama! Experiment with velocity, gravity and acceleration through interactive stations using balls and ramps to demonstrate speed, distance and the laws of physics.


More Upcoming Experiences

Field Trip to the Museum Request Form

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