“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

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

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?

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 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

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!

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

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