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Zooming Ahead – Cardboard Sled Race Recap

Whether they had been working on their sleds for weeks, a few days, or only a few hours, all participants created their homemade sleds using cardboard.  Participants used all their STEAM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) to make a sled...

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Get Daring in The Scramble

Get Daring in The Scramble BOB INGRASSIA Vice President External Relations When the St. Paul museum re-opens in June, you’re going to notice The Scramble. It will be impossible to miss this four-story climbing adventure, which will occupy the shiny new addition to the...

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Museum in St. Paul Opening in June

There’s no way around it — this is disappointing news: Our newly expanded museum in downtown St. Paul won’t open until June. We’d been working toward reopening in April. Unfortunately, as anyone who’s ever embarked on a construction project large or small knows, plans...

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Preschoolers Need to Get Outside!

Even hardy Minnesotans sometimes need reminders about the importance of getting children outside despite how low the mercury might drop in the dead of winter.  In her blog post, Preschoolers Need to Get Outside!, educator and Improv Parenting founder Keren Gudeman,...

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The Secret Life of a Jacket

In the daily hustle and bustle, much of children’s schedules revolve around choices made by the adults who care for them. Many children move throughout their day being shuffled from one transition to another. Often, the transitions lead to frustrations and meltdowns...

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Let’s Play: Mary Introduces Forces at Play Tot Spot

Inside the new Forces at Play in the 3M Gallery lies a special place in the larger exhibit designed and developed intentionally for very young children, ages 3 and younger — a Tot Spot. These areas are typically set apart in the galleries for those who may be a little...

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Unpacking Best Practices

By Eric Anderson pollen@gmail.com Earlier this month, a group of thirteen community and industry leaders toured six children’s, health and innovation themed museums over four days. The group was brought together by the Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester Director...

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