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.
What’s your mask policy?
Under CDC guidance, masks are optional while visiting the museum. Anyone who is sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or has had a positive test or recent exposure, should not visit the museum.
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
Will the water features be open? Are there special safety precautions in place?
Will the café and store be open?
The café and store are open with additional sanitizing, social distancing and other precautions in place. The menu and hours may be limited.
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?
What are your ongoing COVID-19 precautions?
The health and safety of our staff and visitors is our top priority. We have:
- Enhanced our procedures for cleaning and sanitizing all museum spaces
- Installed additional hand sanitizer stations throughout the museum
- Removed or modified some experiences, including face painting and air play
- Upgraded air filters and created new protocol for monitoring air flow
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?
Do you have support materials for children with different abilities?
Do you have a lost and found?
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