A Northwoods Winter…

Travel back in time to a world of simplicity, ease, excitement, and great fun. Play in the great Minnesota inside the Children’s Museum; go snowshoeing, skiing, or gather the dogs for a sledding outing. Ice fish, build a snowman, or even start a snowball fight!

Come inside before you get frostbites, and gather in front of the fireplace to experience the charm, warmth, and magic of a handcrafted cabin. Gather your family and friends and put together a puzzle, roast marshmallows, bake gingerbread cookies, and look through photo albums during the long winter months of Minnesota. Make your winter shorter by playing at the Museum over and over again!

This quintessential exhibit is made possible through a partnership with Lloyd Lumber, Mehltretter Custom Carpentry, Taylor Corporation, and Tom Hagen. Watch out for fish, pancakes with butter, and other amazing props made by the Museum’s volunteer sewing team. Read more about the community partners here.


A Northwoods Winter is a temporary exhibit in the main Museum gallery. To read more about Mni Wiconi, the future water play exhibit, follow this link.