There are three great reason to visit the Minnesota Children’s Museum this spring.
First, the seasonal Rooftop ArtPark opens this Saturday, April 21. Situated on the Museum’s fourth floor rooftop, this exhibit overlooks 7th Steet in downtown Saint Paul. As with all MCM gallerys, this one is interactive and is an entertaining combination of art and nature, where kids can climb a treehouse or cast images under the shadow dome.
Next, there is the disgustingly engaging Grossology exhibit, which runs at MCM through May 13. What kid (or parent for that matter) wouldn’t want to learn about the oftentimes unpleasant workings of the human body through interactive displays that explore belching, vomit and flatulence?
Finally, there is the How People Make Things exhibit, appearing at MCM through June 3. Here, children learn about how things we see in our everyday lives are produced; from crayons, to baseball bats. Also, they can don the wardrob of the fatory worker and participate in various industrial processes such as assembling a toy streetcar, milling wax or cutting and assembling a paper horse.
As if that weren’t enough, the Museum’s permanent attractions offers seemingly endless activities that kids never tire of, as we discovered at a recent visit. They can make paper, bubbles, explore the dynamics of water and participate in block production and shipping facility amoung many other things to do.
For information on hours, tickets, parking and other details involved with a visit to the Minnesota Children’s Museum, go to www.mcm.org.