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Field Trips

New Discoveries with Every Visit at the Museum!

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. In 2014, US City Traveler named Minnesota Children’s Museum one of the 10 Best Children's Museums in America.

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 all year and Mondays, May 19 through September 1, 2014
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 2014-2015 Exhibits

Healthyville

Healthyville®
September 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Eat smart, move more, live well! Students will have hands-on opportunities to explore nutrition and fitness in ways that help them understand their bodies, the importance of making healthy choices and apply concepts in everyday situations. 
National Standard and State Standards: Health, Physical Education

Healthyville® was created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children for the members of the Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative (YMEC).

Clifford

Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™
October 4, 2014 - January 18, 2015

Board the Birdwell Island ferry and journey to the world of Clifford™ where students will gain confidence as they work together on numerous, immersive “paws-on” adventures!
National Standard and State Standards: Math, Physical Education

™ & © Scholastic Inc. CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG and associated logo is a trademark of Norman Bridwell. All rights reserved. 

Creativity Jam

Creativity Jam
January 17 - May 10, 2015

Designed to spark collaboration and imagination, students immerse themselves in a multi-sensory landscape of color, materials and light to create and transform their own creative story.
National Standard and State Standards: Arts, Science

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Creativity Jam is funded with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

 
Sid the Science Kid

Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!
January 31 - May 31, 2015

Students are immersed in a variety of active STEM experiences that challenge them to form a hypothesis and perform an experiment in the classroom or explore the kitchen to discover the science behind everyday objects and actions.
National Standard and State Standards: Math, Science

Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! created by The Magic House in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company.

 

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

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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