Minneapolis-St Paul Kids Attractions

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Things to see and do with kids in Minneapolis-St Paul

The Twin Cities have lots on offer to keep the little ones enthralled and entertained. With activities both indoors and out in the open air, children are guaranteed a great time no matter the weather.

With a number of top-notch museums for the whole family, children will be learning something as well as having fun. With the likes of the Science Museum with an Omnimax theatre and interactive exhibits; or the Mill City Museum, which showcases local history in a restored flour mill on the Mississippi River, children will love what the Twin Cities have to offer. The interactive Children's Museum, which offers lots of places to explore and things to do for younger children is also a popular choice, as is the Bell Museum of Natural History, with hundreds of animal specimens and an interactive 'touch and feel' room.

A visit to the Minnesota Zoo, with thousands of animals on display along with a monorail and IMAX theatre, is always a good way to keep children occupied and gives them an opportunity to learn along the way. For some pure unadulterated fun the Valleyfair amusement park is always cause for excitement, giving both kids and their parents a good time on any one of its many rides.

Families with children will not feel limited in any way when in the Twin Cities. There is lots to see and do, and there is lots of fun to be had at any one of its wonderful attractions.

Fair grounds


Valleyfair is the largest amusement park in Minnesota, with 125 acres of rides and attractions ranging from high-speed roller coasters to midway games and an IMAX theater. Valleyfair also has the Soak City Waterpark with a range of waterslides and pools, and Challenge Park,...  see full details

Minnesota Zoo

Minnesota Zoo

A huge state-of-the-art zoo with over 40 acres of habitats housing more than 2,000 creatures of all kinds, the Minnesota Zoo is a fantastic attraction for those travelling with kids in Minneapolis. It features animals from every continent in large habitats that mimic their...  see full details

Minnesota Children's Museum

Minnesota Children's Museum

Children in the Twin Cities will love the Minnesota Children's Museum, aimed at kids six months to ten years old. Fun interactive exhibits allow children to go ice fishing, operate a crane, shovel coal into a locomotive engine, burrow their way through a...  see full details

Science Museum of Minnesota

Minnesota Science Museum

The Minnesota Science Museum is a much-loved family tourist attraction in St Paul. Often called the most popular museum in the Midwest, the building is a state-of-the-art facility housing dozens of interactive exhibits where children can learn about weather, biology, anthropology, paleontology, and many...  see full details