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Minnesota Children's Museum

Learn to Play. Play to Learn.


photo from a Dog Tales event

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Special Events

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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.


SmartTrips St. Paul/Wabasha Block Party

Thursday, July 24 • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Join the Museum's program staff outside the Museum at this fun, family-friendly event! The 2nd annual Wabasha Street Block Party is the celebration of what Wabasha is and how it could be even better. The Block Party is a chance for everyone to experience a future of Wabasha that is more pedestrian, bike, and even more business friendly.

Civics Saturday

Saturday, July 26 • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

During the event, Museum visitors will have the opportunity to explore what it means to be a citizen through interacting with local civil servants from around the Twin Cities, and also having the opportunity to vote on something to do with the Museum. The event will consist of stations where children can learn about what these departments do and how they contribute to the community.

10:30 a.m. • Special Imagination Corner/meet & greet with Governor Dayton
11:30 a.m. • “Exercise your vote” with a special Big Healthy Fun! Featuring General Election the Eagle
1:00 p.m. • Special Imagination Corner with a county commissioner (Blake Huffman and/or Tony Carter)


Special Imagination Corner with KinderCare

Saturday, August 9 • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Join us for a special Imagination Corner for a hands-on fun at their activity table.
Sponsored by KinderCare

Dog Tales

Saturday, August 16 • 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.

Macy's Play Date

Tuesday, August 19 • 1 - 5 p.m.

Macy’s cardholders Macy’s cardholders receive FREE admission from 1 - 5 p.m. Non-card holders receive $2 OFF general admission during the same time period. All attendees can enjoy a free snack and special activity.

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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