Discover a new world with every visit.
Minnesota Children's Museum is buzzing with clever, playful learning experiences. Our creative early childhood programs - expertly designed by professional educators and led by supportive volunteers and staff - provide hands-on educational experiences for the whole family.
From wiggly worms to book worms, our range of daily drop-in activities is sure to engage and captivate every child and bring out their inner scientist, artist and tinkerer. Drop-in and explore with your child as they flex creative muscles, experiment and develop new skills and interests. You may be amazed at what your child can do and get useful tips for keeping the learning momentum going long after your visit.
Paint Your Own Face
You are the artist and your face is the canvas!
Children of all ages transform their faces into works of art at the Museum’s popular Paint-Your-Own-Face Spark Cart. By providing children the opportunity to work with face painting crayons themselves, this unique twist on the popular children’s activity promotes self-awareness, imaginative and creative thinking, dramatic play and of course plenty of smiles.
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Curiosity Center Programs
Join us for hands-on creative fun!
Explore unique and inventive activities expertly designed to promote innovation, imagination and out-of-the-box thinking in the Museum’s Curiosity Center. Discover new ways to use old materials, create a mess or a work of art (sometimes both!), or challenge the whole family to a collaborative create-a-thon.
View the calendar with all our latest Curiosity Center drop-in activities.
Wonder, wiggle, sing and giggle!
Drop-in to Imagination Corner for an irresistible burst of playful learning led by one of the Museum's skilled activity leaders or special guest presenters. Join your Museum neighbors to sing, play, move, hear stories, and imagine as we learn about ourselves and the wonderful world all around.
Big Healthy Fun!
Explore nature and the arts at the Rooftop ArtPark.
Rooftop ArtPark Glass Studio
The daily drop-in programs at the Rooftop ArtPark are designed to bring together nature and creative expression. These hands-on arts programs offer kids an opportunity to explore a wide range of media and use the natural world around them to create works of art. Here, raindrops can become paint and sidewalks can become a canvas. Kids are encouraged to explore their environment to express themselves in new and imaginative ways.