All Play Tickets and Membership
for Qualifying Families
All families are welcome to experience the joy and learning that happens at Minnesota Children’s Museum.
If your family can’t afford to visit, you may qualify for discounted admission through the museum’s All Play program.
Special Notice: Due to COVID-19 precautions, all visitors ( including new members) must reserve tickets in advance.
Please do not enter the museum without a reservation.
Qualifying for All Play
Any family receiving benefits through EBT, WIC or free/reduced school lunch programs is eligible for discounted admission through the All Play program.
All Play Tickets
Qualifying families may purchase up to six admission tickets per visit for $3 each.
Be prepared to show proof of eligibility at the box office.
Current All Play Members
Existing All Play scholarship members must make a reservation before visiting the museum.
All Play Scholarship Membership
Qualifying families may purchase a one-year membership for $39.
- Unlimited admission for one year
- One free flex member per visit (for a relative, friend or caretaker)
- 10 percent discount at museum café and store
New All Play members should be prepared to show proof of eligibility at the box office.
Who is included in an All Play membership?
The membership may include two adults and all children under age 18 residing in a single household. In addition, an All Play member family may bring one guest for free each visit.
What happened to the free membership for qualifying families?
The museum is phasing out the free memberships. Families with current free All Play memberships will remain active through their expiration date. Note that all members who were active when the museum closed in March will automatically receive an extension to ensure 12 months of play in an open museum. All Play members whose membership expires may choose to renew for another year for $39.
Why is the museum charging a fee for All Play tickets and memberships?
Charging a steeply discounted rate for All Play tickets and scholarship memberships helps the museum sustain the program and contributes to the long-term viability of our organization.
Why did the museum make these changes to the All Play program?
The museum is committed to ensuring that all families have access to our playful learning experiences, regardless of their income. The changes add flexibility for lower-income families who want to visit and expand eligibility to reach more families. All Play tickets – This new option serves lower-income families who want to try the museum for the first time or visit only on occasion. Prior to this option, the only way to take part in the All Play program was to become a member. Over the years, we noticed that many All Play members visited only once or twice per year.
All Play membership – The All Play membership now includes a flex member, which means the member family may bring a free guest each visit.
Expanded eligibility – In addition to EBT and free/reduced school lunch, the museum now accepts WIC as proof of eligibility. Adding WIC expands the pool of families that can receive discounted admission.
What if I don’t have EBT, WIC or free/reduced school lunch?
Only families in those programs qualify for discounted admission through the All Play program. The museum will not accept tax forms, pay stubs or other forms of income verification.