Imaginopolis

Cosmic Junkyard

Cosmic Junkyard

Construct Your Own Cosmic World

  • Crawl through a black hole to enter the gallery
  • Build onto a space satellite using tubes, hoses and panels
  • Play astronaut at the console of a spaceship bridge
  • Document and share adventures in the captain’s log
  • Decode alien messages throughout the gallery
  • Take a break on futuristic chairs

Skills in Action

  • Creative Thinking: Use imagination to build something new
  • Control: Adapt to an ever-changing environment
  • Communication: Interact with others to construct

Play Tips for Parents

  • Give kids some time to explore this exhibit
  • Join a child’s adventure without taking over
  • Notice a child showing self-control — adapting to new situations, coping with surprises, staying focused

Imaginopolis honors Pat and Dale Larson.

©2017 Imaginopolis was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum

Changing experiences are funded in part with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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Check out our other exhibits

THE SCRAMBLE
A four story, vertical adventure for scooting, climbing and sliding
FORCES AT PLAY
Air-powered ball launchers and a wacky car wash
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
TIP TOP TERRACE
Rooftop patio where visitors make music, sketch and talk about the city around them – Open seasonally (spring, summer and fall)
THE BACKYARD
Quirky outdoor space for exploring the natural world – Open seasonally (spring, summer and fall)

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