Resources for Playful Learning at Home

Minnesota Children’s Museum is closed for now, but we are still committed to helping kids and families grow and learn through play.

We know this is a challenging time. Many parents are trying to balance working from home while figuring out how to keep their kids learning. Plenty of families are coping with the stress of lost income and illness.

We know that many of you are putting together structure and schedules and working with schools and teachers to keep the educational learning going for your children. Of course, this is important work.

At the same time, it’s important to remember to embrace unstructured playtime, too. Make it a point to include free play in the mix of each day.

Play is powerful. It builds brains and bodies. It also reduces stress and anxiety and inspires joy, which is crucial in the days and weeks ahead as we all grapple with this public health crisis.

While the museum is closed, we will continually update our website and share resources and information to help you enrich your children’s lives through playful learning activities and information.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Curated resources – Lists and links of virtual museum tours, story times, music shows, scientific programming and more.
  • Activities ideas – Activity videos and recipes for playful learning activities you can do at home using common materials and tools.
  • Creativity challenges – Challenges from one of our exhibit developers and her son that spark creativity and fun.

We wish all of you the very best and are holding all Minnesota families and kids in our hearts and thoughts. We hope these resources will be helpful as you navigate through this situation. And, we can’t wait to welcome you back to the museum when we reopen.

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St. Paul, MN 55102


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