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Summer camps, sports practices, music lessons and maybe a road trip or two. Is your family’s summer schedule getting crowded? It’s a good time to remember to carve out time for good old-fashioned play – getting dirty, goofing off and making up your own rules.
Parents who want their children to grow up healthy should create time and space for their kids to play, the World Health Organization states.
Our team is working hard to get the museum ready for summer. Here’s a sneak preview of what we have in store.
Marie Lister, teaching specialist at University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development, shines a spotlight on executive function and how kids build these important skills through play.
We have lots of exciting activities for visitors of all ages in March and April that can make your spring break extra fun. Enjoy our popular permanent exhibits like our four-story climber, laser maze and wacky car wash, and check out our new experiences all in one fun-packed trip to the to the museum.
A Cosmic Junkyard has landed in the Imaginopolis gallery, and it’s providing out of this world fun for kids of all ages! Visitors can play, build and create their own stories in this new experience using materials that look like cosmic debris while surrounded by the sights and sounds of space.
Get ready for an out of this world experience! Imaginopolis is turning into a cosmic junkyard, giving visitors a chance to play, build and create their own stories using materials that look like cosmic debris while surrounded by the sights and sounds of space.
The exhibit provides a great blend of fun and learning, featuring interactive STEM experiences for kids ages 3 to 9. Visitors make investigations and observations, and apply what they learn to complete missions and challenges centered around the lives of animals and their creature powers.
For about a year now, two-year old Nchare and his parents – Dr. Nathan and Jenny Chomilo – have been members of Minnesota Children’s Museum. We were excited to hear from this family of medical professionals about their experience as museum members and what play means to them. We recently asked them some questions and we love their answers.
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