The museum is temporarily closed under a statewide order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Memberships will be extended.

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.

Not a member yet? Join today!

Membership Basics

Overview

  • Free admission for one year
  • 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)

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Visit Information
  • All visitors, including members, must have a reservation
  • Masks required for visitors age 5 and older and encouraged for children ages 2 to 4
  • Arrive within 10 minutes of your scheduled time
  • More Visit FAQs

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.
  • 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.

Discount Memberships

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

Donate

  • Support the museum’s mission with a financial contribution. | Make a Donation

MEMBERSHIP EXTENSION FAQ

Does my membership get extended to account for the museum being closed?

Yes. All members will automatically get their memberships extended to ensure they get 12 months of free admission to the museum.

Can I cancel or suspend my membership?

We are not cancelling or suspending memberships. Expiration dates have been extended to ensure that members get 12 months of play under their current membership term. Memberships will remain active through the new expiration date. Please call 651-225-6000 with any additional questions.

Are you offering refunds on memberships?

We do not provide full or partial refunds on memberships.

The date on my membership card has expired. Are you sending out new cards?

The museum’s computer system will reflect the new expiration date, so you will be able to check in even if your membership card indicates an expired date. New cards may be issued at check-in during your first visit back to the museum.

Do I still get a discount at other children’s museums?

Yes, admission discounts at children’s museums across the U.S. are still in place, but you will need a current membership card when checking-in at these locations. If you will be traveling and have an expired card, please contact us to obtain a new one. Please allow two weeks for processing and mailing of your new cards.

Why should I renew my membership?

Your membership fee provides valuable support to Minnesota Children’s Museum, a nonprofit organization that’s been providing playful learning experiences for nearly 40 years.

Now is a great time to add a year to your existing membership (which is being extended to ensure that you get a full 12 months of play). We’re planning to raise prices by $10 on the Passport, Deluxe and Premier membership levels on Aug. 1. Renew before then to beat the price increase.

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 

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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

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  • 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 rough-example.flywheelstaging.com/parent-resources.

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