Visit Rochester

1643 N. Broadway St., Suite A
River Center Plaza
Rochester, MN 55906

Looking for information about our
St. Paul or Mall of America locations?


9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
12 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed on Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.


Ages 1-101: $5.50
Museum Members: Free
Children under one: Free


Free parking for Museum visitors is available in the River Center Plaza parking lot.

Ditch the Batteries

Let someone else track down that new race car video-game thingy that’s all the rage this holiday season


Snowball: Winter Fun

October 7, 2015 – January 15, 2016
Have a snow-filled blast indoors building an igloo, tossing snowballs and strapping on carpet skates to glide through this cool, wintery wonderland.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

October 7, 2015 – February 28, 2016
Step into the pages of three beloved children’s books and enter a world of early literacy adventures, including The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Snowy Day and Where’s Spot? Discover a love of reading in the exhibit’s immersive environments designed for children from birth through eight years old.

Enjoy Unlimited Play

Join today and you’ll get unlimited access to stimulating and fun-filled experiences all year long.

Events & Activities

Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester Social Media Buzz

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Rochester with TWO Great Events

Enjoy a family-style Noon Year’s Eve during the day and a festive gala for adults at night.

Noon Year’s Eve for Families

Great Snow Ball (21+)

Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester News

Bremer First Free Sunday in Rochester

Thanks to our partnership with Bremer Bank, once a month, kids can truly play freely at Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester. Admission is free on the first Sunday of every month between noon and 4 p.m. “We are delighted to support Minnesota Children’s Museum and...

Rochester Donations Stay in Rochester to Support Playful Learning

Help us bring playful learning to Southeastern Minnesota! Play is shown to be essential for healthy brain development and we need your support.  As a nonprofit organization, our Museum looks to the generosity of its members and advocates of play. If you value the...

Imagination Station Drop-In Activities @Rochester

Hands On Creativity with Art Enjoy the process of creating! Give your imagination a workout and come visit Imagination Station. These special drop-in activities in our classroom are always available and bound to get your creative juices flowing. Imagination Station...

Give Back Month @ Rochester

You may have read about Arthur – a very young man (okay, a little boy of 4 years) who raided his piggy bank to donate to the St. Paul museum’s Capital Expansion Campaign, Room to Play. Arthur’s mom, Claudia, says “We think it’s important to share our...

Never Miss an Event in Rochester – Use Our New Calendar

Our website’s new calendar system makes it easier than ever to plan your day of play with us. When you scroll down the main page, you’ll notice a monthly calendar with all of our events listed. This includes everything from our drop-in exhibits in Imagination Station...

Join the “Day of Play” in Rochester

Everyone in and around Rochester can help unleash the power of play during the “Day of Play” on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Here’s how: Make time to play on Oct. 7 and share a photo. It’s that easy! The Day of Play is the kickoff to Minnesota Children’s...

Rochester’s New Look!

As patrons of the Minnesota Children’s Museum of Rochester, you may have noticed some changes recently. We are in the middle of a public rebranding and are delighted to share our reimagined vision with you. Our updated website is easier to use than ever before and...

Bring a Group to Minnesota Children’s Museum of Rochester

At Minnesota Children’s Museum of Rochester, we pack educational activities into endless amounts of fun. Every visit is loaded with customizable opportunities to investigate, play and learn. Classroom Programs Your students will experience a content-rich,...
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