Hot Wheels: Race to Win Opens at Minnesota Children’s Museum on Jan. 18

The museum’s upcoming special exhibit and events are all focused on the world of car racing 

St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 14, 2020 – Minnesota Children’s Museum will open the Hot WheelsTM: Race to WinTM exhibit on Saturday, Jan. 18. In this hands-on exhibit, kids and families get a behind-the-scenes look at the world of racing and investigate the scientific process for designing super-fast cars.

This is the first time this exhibit has been in Minnesota. It was created by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Mattel, and is locally presented by United Healthcare. The exhibit will be open through Sunday, May 24, and is included with the price of museum admission ($12.95 per person ages 1 to 101). Admission is free for museum members.

“We’re thrilled to host this exhilarating exhibit, which offers our visitors the opportunity to explore physics concepts in a fun and interactive way,” said Dianne Krizan, president of Minnesota Children’s Museum. “The exhibit appeals to multiple generations, providing fun for kids and evoking nostalgia for parents and grandparents.”

Visitors use the popular Hot Wheels® toy cars to learn about the world of racing and experiment with different scientific principles to discover what makes a car go fast. Exhibit activities include:

  • Competing to see who has the fastest car at the track table
  • Testing tire-changing speed in the Pit Stop Challenge
  • Experiencing the unique sounds of different racecar engines
  • Experimenting to see how car design affects speed and performance
  • Racing down a Hot Wheels track and making a jump without crashing
  • And more!

Radio-Controlled Car Racing Events 

Dollar Hobbyz, a world-class Hobby Store and Race Complex that specializes in Radio Control (RC) cars, trucks and drones, will be at the museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 21 and 28 and April 4 and 11. During these times, visitors will have opportunities to play with RC cars, see demos from the pros and test their own racing skills.

These no extra cost to attend these events. It’s included with price of admission.

About Hot WheelsTM: Race to WinTM 

This exhibit was produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Mattel. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary family learning experiences across the arts, sciences, and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families.

About Minnesota Children’s Museum

Minnesota Children’s Museum sparks children’s learning through play. The museum, a nonprofit organization, serves more than 550,000 visitors each year at its locations in St. Paul and Rochester. Through interactive exhibits and programs, the museum provides open-ended, self-directed experiences that cultivate critical thinking, creativity, confidence and other lifelong skills. The museum serves as a resource for parents to advance their children’s playful learning in the museum and beyond. Minnesota Children’s Museum is a leading producer of hands-on rental exhibits for children’s museums and discovery centers. Visit for more information.

The museum is the leading developer of traveling children’s museum exhibits with more than 35 years of experience and the largest collection of rental exhibits on the road.

About Mattel

The Mattel family of companies (Nasdaq: MAT) is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. Mattel’s portfolio of best-selling brands includes Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends® and Fisher-Price® brands, including Little People® and Power Wheels®, MEGA® Brands, including MEGA BLOKS®and RoseArt®, as well as a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. In 2013, Mattel was named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Magazine and in 2014 ranked No. 5 on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. With worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel’s companies employ nearly 30,000 people in 40 countries and territories and sell products in more than 150 nations. At Mattel, we are Creating the Future of Play. Visit us at or

Media Contact

Courtney Finn
Director of Strategic Communications
Minnesota Children’s Museum

HOT WHEELS and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by, and used under license from, Mattel. © 2019 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.

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