Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota (CMSM) is a children's museum located in Mankato, Minnesota. It features regularly scheduled art and science activities.Use our Mankato travel website to add Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota and other attractions to your Mankato vacation plans.
Indoor exhibits include an interactive quarry, a tree made of tree forts, and a vertical wind-tunnel. The museum offers seasonal farm exhibits outdoors during the warmer months.
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota reviews
I took my 4 & 6 year old here and it was the perfect way to spend a couple of hours. They could have stayed longer. They had a nice variety of activities and some of which I had never seen at a... more »
for the cost, it was perfect. It was small enough with enough stations for kids to run and play, yet be able to keep them busy. It was worth it for us to go play for 1-2 hours with the kids. We... more »
So so much fun for the kiddos! There are lots and lots of fun things to explore and try! An AMAZING tree with climbing net and an AWESOME tree net that is a sphere.My son just turned 2 and he loves it there! There is outside activities nice seating areas if you just need to sit down.Also there is a grocery store a block away if you have someone like gramma to spend time with your busy curious little monster👍👍 Highly recommended!! It is a beautiful museum!
A fun place to visit. It is great for children 8 and younger. My 6 year old had a blast, while my 12 year old was just a good sport. The tree house is a super fun feature. My kids played there for 30 min non stop. It was not very crowded when we visited and it was on a Saturday. There is lots to do and it is fairly priced to get in.
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