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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.

Not a member yet? Join today!

Membership Basics

Overview

  • Free admission to St. Paul and Rochester locations for one year
  • Sneak peeks to new exhibits in St. Paul
  • Member-Only Nights
  • Discounts and early access to special events
  • $2 off per ticket for up to six non-member guests each visit
  • 10 percent discount at museum café and store
  • Discounts at partner retailers and attractions
  • 50 percent off admission for up to six people at children’s museums across the U.S. (Passport and above level memberships)

Hours, Parking, Etc.

  • Get information about hours, parking, dining and exhibits. | Visit Info 

Contact Us

Visit Information

Slower & Busier Times

  • No Group Tuesdays – The museum does not book field trips or reserved group visits on Tuesdays
  • Slower Times – If you prefer to visit the museum when it’s less crowded, visit in the afternoon, or on Friday or Saturday evenings. Pleasant, sunny days often are less crowded.
  • Target Free 3rd Sundays – The museum is free to all visitors on the third Sunday of each month. Expect busy galleries. Many members mark their calendars to avoid these days.

Clothing Advice

  • Socks – Visitors must wear socks in The Scramble. No shoes or bare feet are allowed. Adults who stay on the stairs and walkways may leave their shoes on.
  • Getting Wet – Kids might get wet playing in the car wash in Forces at Play or at the water table in Sprouts. Consider bringing a change of clothes.

Lost Cards & Lost Personal Items

  • Replacing lost or stolen membership cards – Call 651-225-6000 or visit the box office
  • Lost and found – 651-225-6000

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Play Tips for Parents

Kid-Powered Play

  • Every exhibit is designed to empower kids to take the lead while growing important skills like critical thinking, creativity, confidence and more.
  • The experiences are hands on, with lots of props, materials and tools. Kids pick their path, create their own stories and drive their own fun.
  • The museum was created to provide dynamic experiences. Gallery components change, teaching artists and other activities are brought in so members and visitors can experience and try something new. Check our emails and Facebook page for information.

Be a Great Play Partner Enhance your child’s play and watch them grow before your eyes. It’s easy:

  • Join your child’s story and add challenges or plot twists.
  • Be ok with repetition. It’s how they master their world.
  • Let your child explore freely.

For more tips and resources on play, visit our parent resource center.

Buy, Renew, Give

Buy, Renew or Give a Membership

Upgrade a Membership

  • Add one or two flex members to your membership at the box office during your next visit or by calling 651-225-6000.

Free Memberships

  • The museum provides scholarship memberships to families with qualifying incomes | All Play Memberships

Donate or Volunteer

Calendar of Events

MEMBERSHIP PERKS & PRIVILEGES

Featured Perks and Tips

Unlimited Admission

  • Get unlimited admission to the museum throughout the year.
  • Unlimited admission does not apply to group visits, special events, or as birthday party guests. Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. Photo ID is required at check-in.
  • Flex Members and guests must visit with at least one adult or child listed on the membership.

Discounts When You Travel

  • Take 50 percent off admission for up to six people at children’s museums across the U.S. Museums on the online directory with red R button participate in the discount program |
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Special Events

  • September – Member Month with special events and offers
  • Sept. 20 – Adults@Play, an adults-only museum takeover
  • Sept. 21 – Sneak peek to XOXO: An Exhibit About Love and Forgiveness
  • Sept. 23 – Members-only night
  • Oct. 27-29 – Halloween Spooktacular parties
  • Dec. 31New Year’s Eve party
  • Jan. 18 – Sneak peek to Wild Kratts®: Creature Power®
  • Jan. 27 – Members-only night
  • May 24 – Sneak peek to Rube Goldberg
  • June 2 – Members-only night

Birthday Party Discount

  • Members save $50 on birthday parties. | Learn More

Deals at Partner Attractions

  • Members get discounts at the Science Museum of Minnesota, Sea Life Aquarium at Mall of America, Candyland and other destinations. | Discount List
Membership Basics

Membership Overview

  • Free admission to St. Paul and Rochester locations for one year
  • Sneak peeks to new exhibits in St. Paul
  • Member-Only Nights
  • Discounts and early access to special events
  • $2 off per ticket for up to six non-member guests each visit
  • 10 percent discount at museum café and store
  • Discounts at partner retailers and attractions
  • 50 percent off admission for up to six people at children’s museums across the U.S. (Passport and above level memberships)

Hours, Parking, Etc.

  • Get information about hours, parking, dining and exhibits. | Visit Info 

Contact Us

Member Tips

Slower & Busier Times

  • No Group Tuesdays – The museum does not book field trips or reserved group visits on Tuesdays
  • Slower Times – If you prefer to visit the museum when it is less crowded, we suggest visiting in the afternoon, or on Friday or Saturday evenings. Pleasant, sunny days often are less crowded.
  • Target Free 3rd Sundays – The museum is free to all visitors on the third Sunday of each month. Expect busy galleries. Many members mark their calendars to avoid these days.

Clothing Advice

  • Socks – Visitors must wear socks in The Scramble. No shoes are bare feet are allowed. Adults who stay on the stairs and walkways may leave their shoes on.
  • Getting Wet – Kids might get wet playing in the car wash in Forces at Play or at the water table in Sprouts. Consider bringing a change of clothes.

Lost Cards & Lost Personal Items

  • Replacing lost or stolen membership cards – Call 651-225-6000 or visit the box office
  • Lost and found – 651-225-6000

Follow us

  • Be in the know! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Sign up for Play News email
Membership Tools

Buy, Renew or Give a Membership

Upgrade a Membership

  • Add one or two flex members to your membership at the box office during your next visit or by calling 651-225-6000.

Free Memberships

  • The museum provides scholarship memberships to families with qualifying incomes | All Play Memberships

Parent Resources

  • Find tips and information to enhance your child’s play at the museum and beyond. | Parent Resources

Donate or Volunteer

Play Tips for Parents

Kid-Powered Play

  • Thinking, moving, doing and exploring. In every exhibit, kids take the lead while growing important skills like critical thinking, creativity, confidence and more.
  • The experiences are hands on, with lots of props, materials and tools. Kids pick their path, create their own stories and drive their own fun.

Be a Great Play Partner

Enhancing your child’s play and watch them grow before your eyes. A few tips:

  • Join your child’s story and add challenges or plot twists.
  • Be ok with repetition. It’s how they master their world.
  • Let your child explore freely.

For more tips and resources on play, visit mcm.org/parent-resources.

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