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Dynamic Duo: Erica & Sloane

Dynamic Duo: Erica & Sloane

Erica Sunde and her nearly two-year-old daughter Sloane received a museum membership as a gift about a year ago. It’s been a gift that keeps on giving as it has provided this dynamic duo with unlimited fun for a whole year.
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Meet Taj, aka “Ukulele Dad”

Meet Taj, aka “Ukulele Dad”

Our members are like family to us. We get to meet them and see them on a regular basis and watch their families and kids grow. It’s one of the best parts about working here. We occasionally get the chance to highlight some of our members and the unique personalities and talents they bring to our community. One member who all of our staff know is Taj or, as he’s affectionately known around here, “Ukulele Dad.”
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7 Questions with Member Erica Villanueva

7 Questions with Member Erica Villanueva

Erica Villanueva and her family have been members of Minnesota Children’s Museum for at least three years. We recently asked Erica some questions about her family, their experiences at the museum and what play means to them. We loved her answers!
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Games Have Taken Over The Landing

Games Have Taken Over The Landing

Giant games, board games, an interactive dancing game have taken over The Landing just in time for the cold winter months. The museum developed this experience in collaboration with the Center for Hmong Arts & Talent (CHAT), which provided content ideas, visual design elements and overall input and consultation.
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XOXO Exhibit: A Place to Honor the Impact We Have On One Another

XOXO Exhibit: A Place to Honor the Impact We Have On One Another

Giant games, board games, an interactive dancing game have taken over The Landing just in time for the cold winter months. The museum developed this experience in collaboration with the Center for Hmong Arts & Talent (CHAT), which provided content ideas, visual design elements and overall input and consultation.
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Recycle, Repurpose, Reinvent in The Studio

Recycle, Repurpose, Reinvent in The Studio

It was a moment made to post on Commit Kindness (commitkindness.com). And it happened when my children and I were on our way to XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness at Minnesota Children’s Museum to explore the connections between the exhibit and Commit Kindness.
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Be Their Person: Build Resilience

Be Their Person: Build Resilience

In our makerspace – The Studio in the Target Gallery – we’re celebrating the idea that waste can become a resource, and that with a little imagination and creative thinking, the familiar can be transformed.
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Parents As Brain Builders

Parents As Brain Builders

I’ve spent tens of thousands of hours taking care of kids of every age, with a diversity of needs, developmental stages, experiences and disabilities. I’ve also spent hundreds of hours just observing children and their caregivers. Over time, all of these children have taught me a ton, and as a result, I have grown as a caregiver.
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