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Daily Drop-In Activities

Each day at the Museum there is a variety of activities available within exhibit areas, including tabletop play for toddlers and preschoolers, materials for building or art projects for school-age children, and agriculture-themed activities in the Ag Lab for all ages.

Special Events

Throughout the year, the Museum hosts theme days and events. These events include special guests, exotic animals, creative projects, guest performances, and more.

22 April 2021
Prairie's Edge Exploration Backpacks

Earth Day: Prairie’s Edge Exploration Kick-off!

Celebrate Earth Day by checking out a Prairie’s Edge Exploration Backpack during our spring kick-off event! ...

9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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09 May 2021
Zohar Organic Sunflower

Year of the Sunflower Kickoff

The National Garden Bureau has declared 2021 as The Year of the Sunflower. On May 9th, ...

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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08 June 2021
Mayo Clinic Healthy Habits all summer long at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

Healthy Habits All Summer Long | Mayo Clinic Health System

CMSM visitors will be outside engaging in healthy habits with Mayo resident doctors on one Tuesday ...

10:00 am - 11:30 am
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09 June 2021
North Mankato Taylor Library Bookmobile

Bookmobile

The North Mankato Taylor Library Bookmobile makes weekly stops at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota on Wednesday afternoons from 2-3pm. Join us for story time on the Lauri Kuch Memorial Stage each week! ...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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16 June 2021
North Mankato Taylor Library Bookmobile

Bookmobile

The North Mankato Taylor Library Bookmobile makes weekly stops at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota on Wednesday afternoons from 2-3pm. Join us for story time on the Lauri Kuch Memorial Stage each week! ...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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19 June 2021
Medical Career Exploration with Mayo Clinic Health Systems and Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

Wellness & Career Exploration for Tweens with Mayo Clinic Health System – Healthy Eating Medicine

CMSM Educators team up with Mayo Clinic Health System Doctors to provide medical career exploration developed ...

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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23 June 2021
North Mankato Taylor Library Bookmobile

Bookmobile

The North Mankato Taylor Library Bookmobile makes weekly stops at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota on Wednesday afternoons from 2-3pm. Join us for story time on the Lauri Kuch Memorial Stage each week! ...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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30 June 2021
North Mankato Taylor Library Bookmobile

Bookmobile

The North Mankato Taylor Library Bookmobile makes weekly stops at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota on Wednesday afternoons from 2-3pm. Join us for story time on the Lauri Kuch Memorial Stage each week! ...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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06 July 2021
Financial Literacy exhibit at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

Military Appreciation Days

The Museum will be recognizing and celebrating the contributions of Military Services members (past and present) ...

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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06 July 2021
Mayo Clinic Healthy Habits all summer long at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

Healthy Habits All Summer Long | Mayo Clinic Health System

CMSM visitors will be outside engaging in healthy habits with Mayo resident doctors on one Tuesday ...

10:00 am - 11:30 am
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07 July 2021
Financial Literacy exhibit at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

Military Appreciation Days

The Museum will be recognizing and celebrating the contributions of Military Services members (past and present) ...

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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07 July 2021
North Mankato Taylor Library Bookmobile

Bookmobile

The North Mankato Taylor Library Bookmobile makes weekly stops at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota on Wednesday afternoons from 2-3pm. Join us for story time on the Lauri Kuch Memorial Stage each week! ...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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This work is funded in part through grant support provided by the U.S. Bank Foundation, the Xcel Energy Foundation, and the L & N Andreas Foundation .