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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.

SEPTEMBER

MacPhail Family Music Classes

Tuesdays, September 17 – November 5 • 10 - 11 a.m.

Registration required. 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. Experience the joy of creating a musical community this summer!

Dog Tales

Saturday, September 20 • 10 - 11 a.m.

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

Special Imagination Corner with Steve Weeks

Saturday, September 26 • 10:30 - 11 a.m.

Join critically acclaimed children’s musician Steve Weeks for an interactive family romp, filled with music, humor and games as he performs such favorites as "Kiki Kangaroo," "Birdsong" and "Don't Nothing Work Around Here No More." Come prepared to laugh. Come prepared to sing and bring those dancing shoes! Click here to visit Steve's website. 

OCTOBER

Super Pet Saturday

Saturday, October 18 • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Dog Tales

10 - 11 a.m.

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

FutureVet Presentation

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

After stopping in to practice reading with therapy dogs during Dog Tales, bring your animal lovers to FutureVet at 11:30 a.m. to meet a veterinarian and a friendly therapy dog “patient.” Learn about choosing and caring for pets at home and about how veterinarians care for pets in their work. The program will conclude with a mini-graduation complete with goodie bag, diploma and stethoscope for each child (while supplies last).

Voted BEST INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT for babies & preschoolers by MN Parent magazine

 


Voted BEST CHILDREN’S MUSEUM three years in a row by Nickelodeon’s Parents Connect

 

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