⚬ Your small group will enjoy an exclusive play experience.
⚬ Choose from two popular exhibits.
Available 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Wednesday – Sunday
- Pretend town with post office, fire station, food truck, farmers market and more
Up to 12 guests: $150
Up to 20 guests: $225
⚬ Private Play Time sessions may be booked up to 30 days in advance
⚬ Available dates will appear as orange or blue squares on the booking page
⚬ Adults and children count toward total number of guests
⚬ Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance
⚬ All visitors age 5 and over are required to wear a mask, whether or not they have received a vaccine or previously had COVID-19.
⚬ Children ages 2 to 4 are encouraged to wear a mask.
⚬ Please plan for guests to arrive on time
⚬ Maximum number of guests is 12 or 20 people, depending on package booked
What to Expect After Booking
⚬ Confirmation email with date and time of Private Play Time
⚬ Link with event details to share with your guests
⚬ Downloadable PDF invitation to customize for your guests
Private Play Time FAQ
Where do guests check in?
Do I need to tell the museum the names of my guests?
Do museum members count toward my total number of guests?
What if some of my guests arrive late?
Does our group have to wear masks even if we are comfortable playing together without them?
What are your cleaning procedures?
The museum has enhanced its safety protocols and cleaning procedures since reopening in August, which includes an upgraded air filtration system, additional space for social distancing, and additional hand sanitizing stations. For a look at what to expect during your visit, check out this short video tour.
Will museum staff be in the gallery during Private Play Time?
Are food items and drinks allowed during Private Play Time?
No, food and drink are not allowed in exhibits or common areas during Private Play Time. Covered coffee cups are okay.
Will the museum’s café and store be open?
No, the café will not be open during Private Play Time. The café will open at 9 a.m. when the museum opens to the public.
Can I have more than 20 guests?
Can guests stay and play in the museum after Private Play Time?
Yes, Private Play Time guests may stay and play in the museum when it opens to the public following their private experience. However, due to capacity restrictions following orders from Gov. Tim Walz, all museum visits are currently limited to two hours. Please plan on finishing your visit no more than one hour from the end of your Private Play Time session.