Field Trips +
Come Play with us!
At the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, our mission is to ignite the natural curiosity of every child through the power of play in a dynamic, awe-inspiring environment. Visit our galleries and discover the many exciting opportunities to engage in hands-on learning that await your group.
Fill out a Group Visit request form here: https://www.cmsouthernmn.org/group-visit-online-request-form/
$9 per child
$4.50 per adult
Group Visit Options
Currently guests may explore the Museum’s exhibits through a self-guided visit.
At this time the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is offering unfacilitated field trips. We have an awe inspiring environment that offers many extended learning opportunities!
Our newly developed education team is currently working on a couple of different program choices that classrooms can engage in along with the museum visit. We will reach out soon to share these exciting opportunities for school groups. The price quoted today will not change and there will be no additional cost for these programming options.
The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota strives to be a place that is accessible to all visitors. All entrances are accessible to visitors who use wheelchairs and the Museum has a lift for visitors with limited mobility to access Cecil’s Imagineering Loft. Service animals are welcome in the Museum. Groups are encouraged to share information about how the Museum can help make a visit successful when scheduling a visit. Group visitors are also encouraged to review the Museum’s School Group Social Story together to prepare for a visit.
Currently, the Museum offers our Community Room space for groups who wish to eat lunches/snacks on-site. Please include your interest in this option in your request for a visit.
Use of this space includes a fee of $25/30 Mins.
Parking and Transportation
Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Museum for cars and vans. Group organizers should make arrangements with van and/or bus drivers to drop off and pick up students from the Kato Engineering School Group Entrance on Lamm Street. Limited bus parking is available on Lamm Street on the side of the street closest to the Museum.
Please be respectful of other visitors when you take photos inside the Museum. The Museum takes photos of group activities for use in communications. Please let Museum staff know if you or any member of your group wishes not to be photographed.
Safety and Supervision
For the safety of all visitors to the Museum, we do not allow any adults in the Museum who are not accompanied by children or a staff chaperone, and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Group chaperones are asked to stay with their group members during the entire visit and are responsible for ensuring that group members follow Museum guidelines during the visit. Adults who are supervising children who are not group members are not counted as chaperones for the group and may be asked to pay regular Museum admission fees.
If you or a member of your group needs assistance during your visit, please ask any staff member on the Museum floor. Please report any accidents or emergency situations to Museum staff immediately, so that they may contact the appropriate emergency responders and provide assistance. Have questions? Please send us an email!