This post was created as a part of my ambassadorship with the Minnesota Children’s Museum.
It’s a busy time of year trying to pin down all those last minute gifts. Or maybe you haven’t even started shopping yet? Whether you are a planner or spontaneous shopper the Mall of America is a festive place to visit this time of year. That being said, bringing kids along for holiday shopping can be a painful experience. I’ve had to drag my three little fellas essentially in circles before as I try to conquer my Christmas shopping. This year when we visited the MOA we had a great option to let my energetic little guys blow off some steam- the Minnesota Children’s Museum. Yep, that’s right the Children’s Museum has a pop-up residence at the mall and it’s the perfect place to let little ones have a some time to play.
Located on the north side of the 3rd floor, this small space is the perfect place for kids and toddlers to have their own “me” time. With the theme of bringing storybooks to life, my fellas checked out the displays, but found their preferred place in the back of the museum. At first glance it appeared that the activities were best suited to toddlers, but a series of different gravity-focused displays had my fellas intrigued.
The concept is so simple. A small ball, ramps, and cylinders- this is the sort of stuff that creates future engineers as they play from a sense of curiosity.
My little guys mostly exercise self-control as we visit various stores in the giant MOA, but having the museum as a welcomed break from Christmas shopping was much appreciated by my crew. If you are a MCM member your membership works for this museum as well, no extra charges. Score! Depending upon how many children you have and how often you visit the MOA or the main Children’s Museum I highly recommend a membership as it quickly pays for itself, especially during the cold winter months.
One lucky Mama Report reader will win 2 free play passes for some fun at the museum!