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Vibrant Pretend Town with a Fire Station, Post Office & More

What Kids Do

  • Climb into a fire truck, staff the chief’s desk, dispatch rescue crews at the fire station
  • Sort packages at the post office and route them using a chute and conveyor belt
  • Wear an apron and tool belt, stock shelves and run the cash register at the Hardware store
  • Take orders at the counter, cook meals and deliver food at the food stand

Skills Kids Build

  • Collaboration → Working together to put out fires, serve food, deliver the mail and more
  • Creative Thinking → Immersing themselves imaginatively into the community
  • Critical Thinking → Seeing answers to questions that come up (“How do I move that box downstairs?”)
  • Communication → Sharing thoughts and ideas with others


How to Support Your Child

  • Encourage your child to try out new roles
  • Let your child’s story unfold naturally
  • Add a plot twist: “What would happen if…?”
  • Prompt storytelling: Find a call box and tell the firefighters what you need

Our Exhibits!

The Scramble

Forces at Play

Super Awesome Adventures


Creativity Jam


The Studio

Our World

Tip Top Terrace (Seasonal)

The Backyard (Seasonal)

Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment logoOur exhibits 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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