Visit Rochester

1643 N. Broadway St., Suite A River Center Plaza Rochester, MN 55906 507-218-3100
Looking for information about our St. Paul or Mall of America locations?

Hours

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.

Admission

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

Parking

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

Events & Activities

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Wed 10

House Hunter Week @ Rochester

February 10 - February 14
Wed 10
Thu 11

Mayo’s Big Healthy Fun @ Rochester

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sat 13

Mayo’s Big Healthy Fun @ Rochester

February 13 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

To me the Children’s Museum is key to attracting and retaining young families here like my own.

It’s exciting times in Rochester.

Ryan Lais

Workforce & Education Coordinator, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce & Rochester Chamber Foundation

Exhibits

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Animal Secrets

January 22 – May 8, 2016 Animal Secrets, encourages families to work together through imaginative role-play and various hands-on activities, to discover nature from an animal’s point of view in stream, woodland, meadow and cave environments. Spark a curiosity for science in Animal Secrets, the new exhibit at Minnesota Children’s Museum of Rochester, and explore the hidden habitats of forest animals.

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.

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

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Zoom! The Cardboard Sled Race was a Blast!

Creativity Sled-Style This past weekend, people of all ages gathered to show off their creativity sled-style. What made these sleds special? They were all homemade using cardboard. Now in its third year, the Cardboard Sled Race was held at Rochester Golf & Country...

Great Snow Ball Recap @ Rochester

At Minnesota Children’s Museum of Rochester, we know how vital play is for early childhood development. It’s important to us that all children have the freedom and opportunity to play, no matter their family’s financial background. We are devoted to making play...

New Year’s Eve Family Fun for Kids AND Adults in Rochester

“Can we stay up and watch the ball drop?” is a familiar question heard in many homes. As parents, we know staying up until midnight isn’t a smart idea for young children. You could design your own family party and invite the neighbors or come to the museum to one of...

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...
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