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Toddler Maze during Harvest Fest Festival at the Childrens Museum of Southern Minnesota Mankato
Wild Things Zoo Visit exotic animals at the Childrens Museum of Southern Minnesota 2020

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is all about hands-on play and unique programs and events. Read below to learn more about what is happening in the Museum. If you would like the Museum’s upcoming events delivered to your inbox, click the button below to join our mailing list!

Fire Safety Day at the Childrens Museum of Southern Minnesota in Mankato 2019

Special events at the Children's Museum

18 June 2024

Summer Camp

Join us for an awe-inspiring summer break filled with opportunities for children to use their curiosity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity! Summer Camp Schedule: June 11, 20, and/or July 10| Sew Much Fun Camp – Campers will get the opportunity to explore a number of different sewing and needle techniques. Join us to meet the […] …

9:00 am4:00 pm
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18 June 2024

Pollinator Programming

Join us at CMSM in the Butterfly House to learn more out the importance of pollinators, the lifecycle of the Monarch and Painted Lady, and the Minnesota native nectar and host plants that feed and home our butterfly friends! Weekly Theme: June 4/6 – Pollinator Plants- Nectar and Host Plants June 11/13 – Pollinator Habitats […] …

9:00 am11:00 am
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18 June 2024

Baby Play

The goal of this program is to provide infants and toddlers a great opportunity for social connection and play in an aw inspiring environment. Each week will highlight a different play schema or area of development to guide the play invitation that will be facilitated by museum staff. In addition, each 4th Tuesday will include […] …

10:00 am11:30 am
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19 June 2024

Summer Camp

Join us for an awe-inspiring summer break filled with opportunities for children to use their curiosity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity! Summer Camp Schedule: June 11, 20, and/or July 10| Sew Much Fun Camp – Campers will get the opportunity to explore a number of different sewing and needle techniques. Join us to meet the […] …

9:00 am4:00 pm
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19 June 2024
We've got the beat in Cecils Imagineering STEAM loft at the Childrens Museum of Southern Minnesota in Mankato

Young Explorers

This program is for all age groups that are visiting the Museum. Activities are inspired by place, seasons, nature, play schemas and child development. On the 2nd Wednesday each month the Young Explorer Program activities are inspired by one of the six areas of wellness (Move, Relax, Eat Well, Sleep, Maintain, Discover) MCHS Family Medicine […] …

9:30 am11:00 am
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20 June 2024

Summer Camp

Join us for an awe-inspiring summer break filled with opportunities for children to use their curiosity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity! Summer Camp Schedule: June 11, 20, and/or July 10| Sew Much Fun Camp – Campers will get the opportunity to explore a number of different sewing and needle techniques. Join us to meet the […] …

9:00 am4:00 pm
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20 June 2024
Sandbox in the Dotson Back 40 at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota in Mankato

Summer Solstice

In celebration of the longest day of the year – Summer Solstice- we will be making nature crowns, sundials and going on nature scavenger hunts! …

9:00 am4:00 pm
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20 June 2024

Pollinator Programming

Join us at CMSM in the Butterfly House to learn more out the importance of pollinators, the lifecycle of the Monarch and Painted Lady, and the Minnesota native nectar and host plants that feed and home our butterfly friends! Weekly Theme: June 4/6 – Pollinator Plants- Nectar and Host Plants June 11/13 – Pollinator Habitats […] …

9:00 am11:00 am
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21 June 2024
STEAM powered Fridays Summer Activity for kids at the Children's Museum in Mankato

STEAM Fridays

Join us at the museum for an immersive STEAM experience each Friday morning running from June 7th – August 23rd. This program takes place outside (weather permitting) from 9am-11am Experience the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math – this program is created for all ages that visit the museum. Weekly Themes: June 7– […] …

9:00 am11:00 am
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21 June 2024
North Mankato Library Bookmobile storytime at the Childrens Museum

Rock N’ Read

In collaboration with our local libraries and the well loved Teddy Bear Band we will be celebrating the start of summer and our love of reading with a Rock n’ Read event! Sign up for a library card, join in the fun of reading, create some art, play at the museum and at 10:30am join […] …

10:00 am12:00 pm
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21 June 2024

Lions Club KidSight Screening

The Lake Crystal Lions Club will visit the Children’s Museum on June 21st from 11am-3pm for FREE vision screenings for Museum members or paid admission guests on these days. Lions KidSight USA is a nationwide program bringing Lions clubs across the country together to ensure our children receive eye screenings and follow-up care when needed. …

11:00 am3:00 pm
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22 June 2024

Playing with Art – Visiting Artist Series

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is thrilled to unveil a dynamic, multi-faceted project aimed at sparking the imaginations of young artists in our region. The Museum will roll out a series of events designed to celebrate creativity, foster artistic exploration, and culminate a children’s art show through the Visiting Artists Series. Through the Visiting […] …

9:00 am11:00 am
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