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Minnesota Children's Museum

Learn to Play. Play to Learn.


Offer Magnificent King-sized Fun and Learning

As visitors explore The Amazing Castle and its eight themed areas, they are introduced to seven storybook characters who are part of the castle community. From the carpenter to the seamstress, each character has a special role. As they move through the castle, village visitors playfully explore the interconnectedness of community members in a setting inspired by fantasy and history.

Pretend play is known for its ability to serve the development of the whole child - social, emotional, physical and cognitive. In The Amazing Castle, pretend play is king! Benefits for children include using more complex words and sentences, developing narrative abilities, controlling impulses, navigating complex social situations, and using their whole bodies to play and learn.

Host benefits include:

  • Plentiful supply of elaborate costumes and props
  • Dragon character costume option
  • Top-notch educational, marketing and installation materials
  • Responsive support from experienced staff
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Content focus: Imaginative play, problem solving, economics, social studies

Target Audience: Ages 2 to 12, families and school groups

Languages: Text graphics are in English and Spanish

Venue Length: 3-4 months

BOOK TODAY! Contact Amber Stevenson, Traveling Exhibits Manager by calling 651-225-6053 or email.

Castle Overview

1,500 square feet

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Cost Per Venue:

Open Venues: 
 Summer 2015 and after

Tour Schedule:


Past Hosts

  • Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • Boston Children's Museum
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • Canadian Children's Museum
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
  • Chicago Children's Museum
  • Children's Discovery Museum (formerly Lied Discovery Children's Museum)
  • Children's Museum of Memphis
  • Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
  • Columbia Children's Museum
  • Creative Discovery Museum
  • Edventure Children's Museum
  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
  • Gail Borden Public Library
  • Imagine IT, Children's Museum of Atlanta
  • Kalamazoo Valley Museum
  • Kidzu Children's Museum
  • La Crosse Children's Museum
  • Minnesota Children’s Museum (x4)
  • Minnesota Children's Museum-Rochester
  • Papalote Museo del Nino:
  • Port Discovery
  • San Antonio Children's Museum
  • The Building for Kids - Fox Cities Children's Museum
  • The Magic House, St.Louis Children's Museum
  • T.R.E.E. House
  • Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia

Current and Future Hosts

Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery
September 21, 2013 - January 26, 2014

Dacotah Prairie Museum 
February 8, 2014 - May 25, 2014

Upcountry History Museum 
June 28, 2014 - September 28, 2014

Hawaii Children's Discovery Center
November 1, 2014 - May 17, 2015

Available Summer 2015 and beyond



Contact Traveling Exhibits for more information.

©2013 Minnesota Children’s Museum. All rights reserved. The Amazing Castle was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum with funding from Curtis & Marjorie Nelson and The Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation.

Voted BEST INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT for babies & preschoolers by MN Parent magazine


Voted BEST CHILDREN’S MUSEUM three years in a row by Nickelodeon’s Parents Connect


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