More Than Play
Minnesota Children's Museum inspires a love of learning, life skills, creativity, mathematics, confidence, communication, connectivity, critical thinking, curiosity and the motivation to go and experience success in school and life. Play is learning.
There's a world of fun to explore. And when you visit, it's not only to get a fun fix. It's a hands-on experience where kids get curious, get creative and get adventurous. They acquire knowledge, gain know-how and practice skills that they take with them as they build a love of learning that supports them throughout life.
The Many Benefits of Play
At Minnesota Children's Museum, anything is possible. Imaginations run wild, curiosities are taken on mad adventures and reality always comes with a twist. But behind all the mind-bending exhibits and experiences, real-life lessons are being taught. Kids learn creative problem solving, creative thinking and skills they can take with them throughout their journey in life.
As children use their imaginations, it encourages them to become creative thinkers and keen observers of the world. Every interaction in our permanent galleries and participation in drop-in activities at the Museum fuels the fire for a lifetime of imaginative thinking.
It's never too early to develop a love of reading - and the vocabulary skills that are developed while listening to Story Time in the Atrium, exploring story books found in every gallery or "acting out" different roles that a letter-carrier costume conjures up in Our World.