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Big Frame House, Sensory Garden, Musical Playground & More

What Kids Do

  • Take in the sights and sounds of the city around them
  • Touch, smell and taste plants in the sensory garden
  • Make music using hands, gongs and mallets
  • Play with light by turning a giant kaleidoscope
  • Paint with brushes and water

Skills Kids Build

  • Communication → Talking or gesturing about what they see (or don’t see)
  • Creative Thinking → Expressing ideas through a variety of ways (painting, music, etc.)
  • Critical Thinking → Experimenting with light, color, plants, and even birds and insects
  • Collaboration → Playing music, creating art and exploring new perspectives with others

How to Support Your Child

  • Let your child lead the way
  • Ask questions to encourage their observations
  • Give your child time to explore
  • Share what you notice from this view

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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