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Minnesota Children's Museum

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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

Creativity Jam
May 24 - September 7, 2014

Designed to spark creativity, collaboration and imagination, this gallery immerses visitors in a fresh, multi-sensory landscape of textures, sounds, materials and media. Children and adults become co-creators in developing exciting, unique programs and exhibits, all while exercising their creative thinking skills.
National Standards: ArtsScienceState Standards: ScienceArts

Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails
June 14 - September 21, 2014

Inspire the engineer in everyone! Young conductors go full steam ahead with interactive learning adventures as they explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts on the Island of Sodor with Thomas and his friends.
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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. 
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Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™
October 4, 20014 - 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!
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Creativity Jam
January 17 - May 10, 2015

Designed to spark collaboration and imagination, students immerse themselves in a multi-sensory landscape of textures, sounds, materials and media to tinker and transform their own creative concepts.
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Sid the Science Kid™
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.
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SUPPORTS MINNESOTA STATE AND NATIONAL STANDARDS

Arts Math Physical Education Science Social Studies

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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