Member Corner

Member Corner

Your membership opens up a world of unlimited fun! You receive access to special events, a bunch of discounts and a year of free admission to exhibits where kids drive the fun and build their brains and bodies through play. Plus, your membership helps make a difference – it supports the museum’s nonprofit mission to spark all children’s learning through play.

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Socks are required in The Scramble. While raincoats are available, children often get wet in Forces at Play and Sprouts. The Backyard will feature a mud-making experience. We recommend bringing an extra pair of shoes and a change of clothing.

Limited lockers are available on a first come, first served basis. Lockers require four quarters for each single-time use. Please bring quarters with you, as the museum does not have a change machine available.


Afternoons and evenings are generally not as busy as mornings. The museum does not book field trips on Tuesdays, so those can be good days to visit for a quieter experience. Also, the museum is currently not booking field trips on Fridays.


The museum is replacing three of our four elevators in the coming months. As the project is underway, it will involve closing one or more elevators at times. We will share details in upcoming member emails.


The hardware store in Our World was recently converted into a brand new pet hospital and animal grooming center. The new experience is now open for visitors.


Members do not need to make a reservation to visit during regular museum hours. However, all visitors, including members, need to make a reservation on Securian Financial Free First Sunday. Members also may need to reserve or buy tickets for special events.


Beginning Monday, May 27, the museum will move to summer hours. This means the museum will be open seven days a week, including Mondays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.




The museum offers a series of members-only nights, when members can explore all their favorite exhibits after regular hours. Admission is free for members, but space is limited.


Museum members receive special discounted pricing on ticketed events at the museum throughout the year.

Current Month

sat28sep6:00 pmsat8:00 pmMembers-Only Night


As a museum member, you can receive discounts at the museum, partner retailers and attractions. Be prepared to show your museum membership card and a valid I.D. to receive these discounts.

Membership & Bonus Discounts

Museum members receive a discount on all spring break and summer camps at the museum.

Private Play Time

Members save 25% use code MEMBERPPT at check out.
Must show membership card at check in.

All Play Members save 50% use code ALLPLAYPPT at check out.
Must show membership card at check in.

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Save 10% off
your purchase at the museum café or store. Just show your membership card or museum member sticker at checkout.


All 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.

Plus Perks members receive 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*.

Learn more about becoming a Plus Perks member to take advantage of this benefit.

*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.


Receive $5 off an Individual; Dual/Individual Plus; or Household/Grandparents Basic, Plus, or Passport level membership. Discount only available on-site at the Bell Museum.


Spend $10 or more and get one FREE 4oz bag of Chicago mix popcorn.


Science Museum of Minnesota
Receive $2 off Science Museum admission tickets or $5 off a full price Explorer or Explorer+ level Science Museum membership.


SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium
Receive $4 off general adult and child admission when using promo code MCM22. Discount valid on-site or online.


Receive $2 off general admission or $10 off a Family, Dual, Grandparent or Homeschool membership. Discount only valid in person at The Works Museum.

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