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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.

DECEMBER

New Year's Eve

Sparklerama

Wednesday, December 31 • 5 – 9 p.m.

Dress up your little superstars in their favorite getup and rock out at our New Year's Eve Party! Join us for Sparkle-rama, the best kid-friendly party in town.

  • Dance to live music from Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade
  • Create sparkling masterpieces and bejeweled artworks
  • Take to the stage like rock stars with inflatable guitars
  • Count down to the magical ball drop at 8 p.m.  

Cost: $10 per member and $14 per non-member. Price includes snack and admission to the Museum. Registration is recommended and space is limited.

Click to reserve your tickets today!

 

JANUARY

Special Big Healthy Fun! with Lil Breathers Yoga

Saturday, January 3 • 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.

Imagination Corner with Bato! Bato! Marimba Band

Saturday, January 10 • 10:30 a.m.

Breck School’s Bato! Bato! Marimba Band will put on a performance that’s sure to get you moving and grooving.

Dog Tales

Saturday, January 17 • 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. 

Stages Theater Company Teaser Performance: Goodnight Moon

Tuesday, January 27 • 10 and 10:30 a.m.

A return engagement for the little bunny who wants to put off going to sleep for as long as possible. Margaret Wise Brown's 65 year old book has entertained four generations of little ones. The picture on the wall, the toys in their box, and the moon itself all become characters in this magical production. Be sure to read the book before seeing this teaser performance of the play.

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 macphail.org 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.

FEBRUARY

16th Annual Children’s Dental Health Day

Saturday, February 21 • 10 a.m. – 4 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).

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. 

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

 

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