A Northwoods Winter…

A Northwoods Winter… our most popular seasonal exhibit, has returned for its third year, making the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota an always-popular destination during the cold months in Minnesota.

A Northwoods winter… will take you to a world of simplicity, ease, excitement, and great fun, as it helps long Minnesota winters shorter. Bring your family to the Museum to experience an indoor winter wonderland, all while snowshoeing, skiing, or gathering the dogs for a sledding outing. In the Museum’s Northwoods Winter, you can ice fish, build a snowman, go on a snowmobile ride, or participate in daily snowball fights.

Gather in front of the fireplace inside this cozy, handcrafted quintessential cabin, and experience the charm, warmth, and winter magic. There are cookies to bake, games to play, as well as outdoor stories to be shared by the fire. Families and friends can roast marshmallows, work on puzzles, or look through photo albums. Travel “up North” without leaving the area: find A Northwoods Winter… right here in downtown Mankato.