Out in nature, with a twist

Out in nature, with a twist

Come Outside and Play

  • Greet the Queen Ant from the ant hill in the retired Earth World exhibit
  • Get your hands dirty with earthy materials
  • Hide out in a thicket 

Skills in Action

  • Noticing unusual objects and asking questions
  • Using familiar objects in creative and unexpected ways
  • Exploring the natural world with wonder and curiosity

Power the Play

  • Observe with purpose
  • Ask questions to encourage storytelling
  • Let children lead the way

©2017 Backyard was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum

Check out our other exhibits

THE SCRAMBLE

A four story, vertical adventure for scooting, climbing and sliding

IMAGINOPOLIS

Go anywhere. Be anything. This place is what you make it.

THE STUDIO

A playful workshop with real tools and authentic materials

SPROUTS

In Sprouts, learning takes root.

CREATIVITY JAM

A million and one ways to create… together

OUR WORLD

Everyone plays a role in this vibrant Minnesota city

SUPER AWESOME ADVENTURES

Laser maze, balance boards and green-screen climbing wall

FORCES AT PLAY

Air-powered ball launchers and a wacky car wash

TIP TOP TERRACE

Rooftop patio where visitors make music, sketch and talk about the city around them – Open seasonally (spring, summer and fall)

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