Join Today for a Year of Family Fun
With a family membership, you can visit as often as you like for one year. Enjoy unlimited play and boundless learning while making lifelong family memories.
Your membership helps keep the museum strong. We are a nonprofit dedicated to sparking children’s learning through play.
Benefits Begin Immediately
Memberships are active as soon as you complete your purchase. If you buy a new membership online and want to visit right away, tell a staff member at the box office during check in that you are a new or renewing member and they will issue you a membership card.
Getting Membership Cards
If you buy a membership while at the museum, you will receive your membership cards at that time. If you buy online, you may choose to have cards mailed to you or you may pick them up on your first visit. If you purchase through the mail, cards will be mailed.
Adding Guests to a Membership
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.
Renewing Extends Your Membership One Year
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.
All Play Memberships and Tickets Available to Income-Qualified Families
Qualifying families may purchase a one-year All Play membership for $39. Any family receiving benefits through EBT, WIC or the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is eligible for discounted admission through the All Play program. The museum also offers single-day All Play admission tickets for $3 each.
The museum offers discounts on memberships through various partner organizations. | See Discounts
Upcoming Special Exhibits
Feb. 3 – May 12, 2024
Step into the world of Wild Kratts® to explore the secret lives of amazing creatures in this hands-on exhibit. Immerse yourself in animal habitats from around the globe, discover incredible creature powers and go on a mission to foil the villains’ nefarious plans.
Monsters of all shapes and sizes are spending their summer vacation at the museum. Join in the fun as you maneuver through the monster obstacle course, show off your best moves at the monster disco, feed the giant monster and more. What kinds of monster friends will you make?
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 discount on up to six guest tickets per visit. Guest tickets cost $14, which is $2 off the box office price on weekdays and $5 off on weekends.
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
Exclusive museum branded item
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 unused 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.