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Minnesota Children's Museum


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Field Trips

New Discoveries with Every Visit!

At Minnesota Children's Museum, we pack educational activities into endless amounts of fun. We ensure every visit is loaded with opportunities for investigating, playing and learning. We create an educational environment infused with excitement and interactions, making the Museum one of the top destinations in Minnesota for educator and student visits.

The Museum offers self-guided field trips that let you and your students explore the Museum at your own pace. For groups with 20 or more children, call ahead, at 651-225-6000 to reserve a visit of the Museum where your students can discover hands-on, curriculum-supporting exhibits that are sure to pique their curiosity and make learning fun. For smaller groups, such as homeschool families or home daycares, click here to learn more about the discounted options available.

Reserve Your Museum Field Trip

Grade Level: PreK – 4
Group Size*: Minimum 20 children, maximum 120 children
Chaperone Ratio: one adult (admitted FREE) for every four children
Cost: Standard rate: $4.75 per child/chaperone over ratio
Play for All Program** Rate:
$2.50 per child/chaperone over ratio
Available: Wednesday - Friday through August 31, 2015 and Mondays, May 18 through August 31, 2015.
First Thursday of the month is reserved exclusively for PreK-K.
Visit Length: 2-3 hours
Reserve: Call 651-225-6000 to schedule your field trip today!

 *Special needs groups, please call 651-225-6000.

Play for All Group Scholarship Program

**The Play for All Group Scholarship Program is designed to reach schools and nonprofit organizations that serve economically disadvantaged children and families. Qualifying organizations must show proof that at least 70% of the children and families they serve are economically disadvantaged and/or receive free or reduced lunches as part of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Download the Play for All Group Scholarship Application.

Click here for frequently asked questions and to download your Information Packet.

Discover Our Exciting 2015 Exhibits

Broken? Fix It!

Broken? Fix it!
May 23 - September 7, 2015

Problem-solving is at the heart of this exhibit as students work together using critical thinking, cooperation and experimentation to diagnose and then solve problems while exploring hands-on STEM learning.
National Standard and State Standards: Math, Science

Sponsored by Think Bank Logo

Broken? Fix it! was created by the Long Island Children's Museum.


The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services is a national sponsor of the Broken? Fix it! exhibit.
Arthur's World

Arthur’s™ World
June 13 - September 27, 2015

Arthur’s World uses interactive, hands-on environments to engage students in imaginative roleplaying and reading activities in their favorite Arthur settings, The Elwood City Library and The Read Family Kitchen.
National Standard and State Standards: Health and Language Arts

Arthur's™ World © 2015 The Children's Museum of Boston, WGBH and Marc Brown. All underlying Arthur materials, including all artwork, border designs, setting for Arthur books, and Arthur characters are trademarks of Marc Brown's and are used with the permission of Marc Brown and WGBH.

All exhibits support State and National Education Standards for Language Arts.

Voted BEST INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT for babies & preschoolers by MN Parent magazine
Voted TOP 10 BEST CHILDREN'S MUSEUM in the United States

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