Museum hours

Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Daily admission is $12 per person, ages 1+ year

Children under the age of 1 year old receive free admission. 

Discounts are available for members of the military, and those who qualify for our Access programs. Memberships are another great way to save on admission! 

All memberships include unlimited access to the Museum during regular hours plus additional benefits.

Tips for a great trip

Our advice and helpful information to make your visit one for the memory books.

  • A typical visit is 1-3 hours. Give yourself plenty of time to explore.
  • Our exhibits are designed for children, newborn to age 10.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver, age 16+. All adults must be visiting with a child.
  • You can leave and come back the same day. Just let front desk staff know you plan to return.
  • Lockers are available to store items you don’t want to carry. Lockers are free for members, or $1 for non-members.
  • Pets are not allowed in the Museum. Service dogs are always welcome.
  • Please note: the Museum is not an allergen-free environment.

The Museum is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day (January 1st)
  • Easter (April 9th, 2023)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
  • Thanksgiving (Fourth Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24th)
  • Christmas Day (December 25th)

Weather Policy

For the safety of our guests and staff during severe weather, the Museum may close the outdoor play space and in some cases the Museum. Closings will be announced via Facebook, email, and on our website as soon as they are determined.

Explore more

View upcoming programs and events, learn more about group visits, book a birthday party, and more.

Museum Calendar

View our calendar for special events and programming.

Group Visits

Please click Learn More or reach out to info@cmsouthernmn.org for more info.


The Children's Museum is a place for everyone to play, learn, and grow. Learn more about CMSM's commitment as a place for ALL.

Parties & Rentals

Please click Learn More or reach out to info@cmsouthernmn.org for more info..