“The museum is a tremendous community asset – a place where all generations can connect through play and innovation. With all the energy and momentum in our community, there are great things ahead for Minnesota Children’s Museum of Rochester!”

Beth Sherden, Director
Minnesota Children’s Museum of Rochester

“The museum is a tremendous community asset – a place where all generations can connect through play and innovation. With all the energy and momentum in our community, there are great things ahead for Minnesota Children’s Museum of Rochester!”

Beth Sherden, Director
Minnesota Children’s Museum of Rochester

Minnesota Children’s Museum of Rochester News

Growing and Retaining Our Area’s Work Force Talent

Growing and Retaining Our Area’s Work Force Talent

By John Eischen, Executive Director Rochester Area Builders Community assets like the Minnesota Children’s Museum of Rochester are often applauded for the vital role they play in making cities more vibrant and presenting residents and visitors with more options for...

Value of the museum for the whole family to connect

Value of the museum for the whole family to connect

by Michelle Steele I first visited the Minnesota Children’s Museum of Rochester during the last week of the museum’s very first exhibit. I was immediately impressed by the quality of the exhibits, how developmentally appropriate they were, and how my children could...

Lifelong Learning through Play.  Do You Feel Similarly?

Lifelong Learning through Play. Do You Feel Similarly?

By Jean MarvinEducation should be everywhere and lifelong. The Minnesota Children’s Museum of Rochester has made it a priority to provide everyone in our city – from toddlers to grandparents – with a fun and engaging place to play, connect, and learn...

Excitement is mounting

Excitement is mounting

Excitement about the Minnesota Children’s Museum of Rochester is mounting as concepts for the future of the museum come to life. The future iteration being designed for the museum will not only help to fill Rochester’s experience gap by providing an interactive space...

Power of Play in Rochester

“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything, then when we are at play.” -  Charles E. Schaefer From the time we’re born, we learn, explore, and dream through play. It leads us to develop new skills, connect with...

Zooming Ahead – Cardboard Sled Race Recap

Zooming Ahead – Cardboard Sled Race Recap

Whether they had been working on their sleds for weeks, a few days, or only a few hours, all participants created their homemade sleds using cardboard.  Participants used all their STEAM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) to make a sled...

Preschoolers Need to Get Outside!

Preschoolers Need to Get Outside!

Even hardy Minnesotans sometimes need reminders about the importance of getting children outside despite how low the mercury might drop in the dead of winter.  In her blog post, Preschoolers Need to Get Outside!, educator and Improv Parenting founder Keren Gudeman,...

“To me the Children’s Museum is key to attracting and retaining young families here like my own. It’s exciting times in Rochester.”

Ryan Lais
Workforce & Education Coordinator, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce & Rochester Chamber Foundation

Minnesota Children's Museum of Rochester Community Impact report

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Minnesota Children’s Museum 2019-20 Rochester Community Board

Elected to Second Terms:

Shelly Henry, Director, Campaign Administration, Department of Development, Mayo Clinic

Christopher Wendland, Shareholder & Attorney, Wendland Utz, Ltd. Las Firm

Elected to Second Term (Special 1-Year Term):

Loree Flick, Chief Enthusiast, Enthusiastic Events, LLC

Elected to First Terms:

Brooke Carlson, President, North Sky Health Consulting, LLC

Jenny Hosfeld, Executive Vice President/Chief Banking Officer, Think Mutual Bank

Laura Kropp, Director, Primrose School of Rochester

Kari Michaletz, Business Development, Construction Collaborative

Becky Montpetit, Owner, Rochester MN Mom’s Blog

Sankesh Prabhakar, Account Strategist, CWS Inc, and Founder of The Commission

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