May is Minnesota Museums Month, and the Twin Cities has no shortage of exciting spots to hit. Here are our top picks for the most fun, educational, and inexpensive museums for you and your Little.
- Minnesota History Center This is one of the best museums for matches of all ages. Interactive exhibits like “Then, Now, Wow” will keep younger Littles engaged, while older teens will love walking through “Open House: If These Walls Could Talk,” a replica of a real Minnesota home that housed 50 families over the years.
- Mill City Museum Not only is the location beautiful, what you find inside is even more striking. Get messy with baking labs or take the 8-story elevator ride through the exhibits. Once you’ve worn yourselves out, hit the 9th floor Observation Deck for some jaw-dropping views of St Anthony Falls and the Mississippi River
- Minnesota Children’s Museum This one is a given. Come on, it’s designed for kids! If you’ve got a Little who’s on the younger side, this is a spot you can’t miss. In exhibits like Earth World, Our World, and World Works, everything is hands-on. We promise, your Little won’t want to leave.
- Bell Museum of Natural History Located on the University of Minnesota campus, this museum constantly has something new for your Little to explore. Particularly adventurous kids can interact with live reptiles and amphibians, and don’t miss Saturday with a Scientist every weekend from 11-2 for presentations from local experts on cool and creepy topics like poisons and the human body.