Our World

All in a Day’s Play

All in a Day’s Play

Vibrant Minnesota City

  • Fire Station: Climb into the cab of a fire truck made with real-life parts
  • Post Office: Put on a carrier’s uniform, shoulder a bag and deliver the mail
  • Hardware Store: Don an apron, strap on a toolbelt, stock shelves and help customers
  • Food Cart: Take orders at the counter, cook meals in the kitchen and deliver food to customers in the park

Family Favorite — Playfully Updated!

  • Fire Station: Staff the chief’s desk and dispatch rescue crews
  • Post Office: Sort packages, send them down a chute and route them back up a conveyor
  • Light Rail Car: Step into a train car as a passenger or the driver
  • Farmers Market: Organize your wares with crates, stands and tables

Skills in Action

  • Cooperating with others to identify and pursue a common goal
  • Showing compassion and sympathy
  • Asking thoughtful questions and making connections

Power the Play

  • Encourage children to try out new roles
  • Let a child’s story unfold naturally
  • Add a plot twist: “What would happen if…?

©2017 Our World 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

FORCES AT PLAY

Air-powered ball launchers and a wacky car wash

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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