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Three Floors of Fun!
From the irresistible pretend town in Our World to the delightful toddler play spaces in Sprouts, our experiences spark joy and foster growth through the awesome power of play.
Can I bring a stroller into the museum?
What should I wear/pack?
This is a playful space where children and adults alike can play throughout the museum. To get the most out of your experience, we suggest wearing comfortable clothes and shoes and bringing:
Extra clothes and shoes – While raincoats are available, children often get wet in our Forces at Play and Sprouts exhibits. We recommend bringing an extra pair of shoes and a change of clothing. Socks are required for playing in The Scramble.
Sunscreen – Two of our galleries are located outside.
Are there times when it’s generally quieter at the museum?
Please note that weekend mornings, school breaks, school release days, Securian Financial Free First Sundays and holidays can be popular times to visit. Days with rain, cold or excessive heat can be popular.
May I drop off my children at the museum?
What galleries and experiences will be open and closed?
All indoor exhibits are open. Outdoor exhibits are closed for the season. Visit our Exhibits page for more information.
What age range does the museum serve?
Kids from 1 to 10 or even older have fun in the museum. We have hands-on exhibits that appeal to a variety of ages and interests. Most of the exhibits have something for everyone, but here’s a general guide:
For older kids:
The Studio – A maker space with real tools and authentic materials
Shipwreck Adventures – Adventure play, laser maze and green-screen climbing wall
For 3 and under:
Sprouts – Joyful landscape of discovery with its own water tables
Tot Spots – Many exhibits have an area designed specifically for our youngest visitors
Are the water features open? Are there special safety precautions in place?
Yes. The water features in Sprouts and Forces at Play are open. The water in Sprouts is treated with disinfecting UV light. The water in Forces at Play is fresh and not recirculated or reused.
When are the café and store open?
The café and store are open during normal museum hours.
Do you have quieter spaces for resting, nursing, etc.?
Do you have restrooms and changing rooms available?
Are there lockers available?
Does the museum have WiFi?
How often do you clean the museum and the props?
Can I apply the price of admission to a membership?
Can I book a party or field trip?
The museum is not hosting birthday parties. We are booking field trips. | Learn More
Do you have support materials for children with different abilities?
Do you have a lost and found?
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