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In Town for Spring Break? Check Out Our New Experiences

We have lots of exciting activities for visitors of all ages in March and April that can make your spring break extra fun. Enjoy our popular permanent exhibits like our four-story climber, laser maze and wacky car wash, and check out our new experiences as well.

Extended Hours

We’re open on Mondays and have extended hours during the week from March 25 to April 7 to help you maximize your fun time at the museum. Here’s the full schedule:

  • Mondays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sundays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Experiences  

Over the past few months, lots of changes have come to the museum. Below are some of the highlights. Most of these experiences will be gone by summer, so spring break is the perfect time to see them.

  • Wild Kratts®: Creature Power!®. This exhibit brings the Wild Kratts PBS Kids show to life in an interactive, hands-on experience. Visitors learn about animal habitats and the creatures within them while completing missions and challenges. Presented locally by UnitedHealthcare.
  • Cosmic Junkyard. In this space-themed experience, kids play, build and create their own stories using materials that look like cosmic debris while surrounded by the sights and sounds of space. A satellite, com room, captain’s log and space hatch are just a few of the elements featured in this gallery.
  • Drawn to Drawing. The Studio our maker space will feature drawing over spring break. Visitors can use familiar and specialized materials – beeswax crayons, graphite pencils, Etch a Sketches and more! Some days, we’ll pull out Ozobots, mini robots that follow drawn lines and color code commands.
  • Games on The Landing. Giant games, board games, an interactive dancing game and more have taken over The Landing on the fourth floor. We worked with the Center for Hmong Arts & Talent to create this fun and beautiful experience that includes 3-D Twister, Giant Chess and more. This experience is made possible by Macy’s.

Super Easy Activity for Home

Want to keep the playful learning going at home? Consider creating a your very own laser maze. Have kids tape crepe paper streamers, ribbon or string in a zigzag pattern across hallway walls to build a maze of “laser beams”. Then, challenge them to get through it without touching! This super easy activity can keep them entertained for quite a while. Plus, they’ll exercise their minds and bodies while they’re at it.

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