MN Children’s Museum
10 West Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
Neuroscience has confirmed that the first years in life are essential to future learning. Eighty percent of a child’s brain is developed by age three – meaning a child’s earliest experiences have the most impact on building strong brain architecture and preparing them for future success. Science also confirms that play is perhaps the best way children learn and develop across many fronts.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children. The Minnesota Children’s Museum provides children with an enriched environment in which to play.
Access Passports are available free of charge to families who qualify, based on income. Memberships are for one year; members must reapply annually. Membership to the museum include unlimited free admission to two adults and all children under 18 living in the household.
Information for Access Passports can be obtained in Somali, Spanish, and Hmong. People can download a membership forms from the website, call 651-225-6004, or visit the museum box office and make sure to bring proof of income. Visit the website to check the income criteria.
Also, admission is free every 3rd Sunday of the month.
Passport to Play provides free admission to families and is available to check out at all 14 Saint Paul Public Libraries and eight Dakota County Public Libraries.
Closed Mondays, open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, open until 8:00 p.m. Fridays.