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Minnesota Children's Museum


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photo from a Dog Tales event

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Special Events

Check out what's new at the Museum!

Special events and activities at Minnesota Children's Museum offer more ways to get your little ones laughing and learning. From music classes to special guest Story Time readers, the Museum's special events keep your kids discovering new experiences with family fun activities year-round.


Special Discount for Members: Get started on the right note with MacPhail Family Music Class

Tuesdays, January 27 – April 21 • 10 – 11 a.m.

Pair your Tuesday morning play time at the Museum with a fun and interactive Family Music class taught by MacPhail Center for Music. The class will feature activities for adults and children (infant through age 4). Children will gain exposure to melody, rhythm, and a wide variety of musical instruments. Every class will include plenty of singing, movement, instrument exploration, children’s literature, and hands-on creative play.

To register, call MacPhail Center for Music at 612-321-0100 or register online at by Friday, January 23. All families are encouraged to arrive early or stay after class to play at the Museum. Class will be canceled if minimum enrollment is not met.


FREE Admission for Homeschool Groups and At-Home Licensed Day Cares

Wednesday, February 18

Homeschool groups and at-home licensed day cares are welcome to join us for a fun-filled visit for up to FOUR FREE admissions during regular Museum hours. Bring proof of your status as a homeschool group or at-home licensed day care and enroll at the Museum Box Office for a full year's access to our small group discount programs. Accepted documentation includes a child care license, Homeschool letter of intent from the state or a home educator association or alliance card. No registration required.

Dog Tales

Saturday, February 21 • 10 – 11 a.m.

Encourage your child's love of reading in a comfortable environment as she reads a favorite book to a therapy dog from the Pals on Paws chapter of Therapy Dogs International at the Museum.

16th Annual Children’s Dental Health Day

Saturday, February 21 • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

February is Dental Health Month. Join us in the Atrium for the 16th Annual Children’s Dental Health Day sponsored by Minnesota Children’s Museum and Saint Paul District Dental Society. Parents will get a chance to talk to real dentists and learn important facts about children’s dental health, while kids get to meet the tooth fairy and other characters, pretend to be a dentist using a real dentist’s chair and tools, and get free products to keep their teeth healthy (while supplies last).

Sid the Science Kid Appearance

Saturday, February 21 • 4 – 8 p.m.

Bring your camera and join us in the Atrium for a special appearance by Sid the Science Kid. Sid will also join in Big Healthy Fun! at 6 p.m.

Sid the Science Kid Appearance

Saturday, February 22 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sid the Science Kid with be at Imagination Corner in the Atrium at 10:30 a.m. Bring your camera for a special photo opportunity!

Special Big Healthy Fun! with Lil Breathers Yoga

Sunday, February 22 • 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join Lil Breathers Yoga founder Sarah Gillian Fischer for a special Big Healthy Fun! in the Atrium. Sarah will lead families in some yoga specifically designed with children in mind. Start your day with some relaxing stretches and mind calming moves. 


Voted BEST INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT for babies & preschoolers by MN Parent magazine
Voted TOP 10 BEST CHILDREN'S MUSEUM in the United States

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