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Minnesota Children's Museum

Who We Are

A Bigger, Better, and Bolder Minnesota Children's Museum is now open!

We have renovated the museum from top-to-bottom to bring an all-new experience to downtown St. Paul. Learn more about the 10 galleries here:

Donate Your Time to Minnesota's Future

Spark children’s learning through play by volunteering at Minnesota Children’s Museum! Discover how you can make a positive impact on children and their families and support the Museum by giving your time in one of the many available volunteer positions.

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

There are a variety of ways for you to get involved and volunteer at Minnesota Children's Museum! Whether you'd prefer to play in the galleries or assist behind the scenes in the office, we have a great opportunity for you to spark children’s learning through play Minnesota Children's Museum.


  • Playologist:play with visitors in 10 new permanent galleries and provide customer service
  • Studio Assistant:lead informal creative arts and STEM/Maker activities in the brand new Studio
  • Group Assistant: help birthday parties, field trips, and school groups have a memorable visit
  • Helping Hand Volunteer: lend a hand wherever you are needed most!

If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer in our bigger, better, and bolder Museum this summer, please complete the following application. 

Learn more about adult volunteer opportunities and complete an application.

To learn about our behind-the-scenes opportunities in administrative roles or in our exhibit shop, please email us at  

Skilled Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a meaningful way to utilize your professional skills and build your resume? We're looking for skilled volunteers for projects in human resources, evaluation, and technology. We'll leverage your professional skills to strengthen our infrastructure and build capacity to meet our mission. Learn more about skilled volunteer opportunities, complete an application, or submit a project proposal.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

High school students can PLAY, LEARN and SERVE at Minnesota Children's Museum by joining our Play Team. This is a great opportunity for teens to have fun, gain experience and give back to our community.

Learn more about youth volunteer opportunities. We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2017. Check back in the fall to apply for our school year 2017-2018 session.


Now accepting applications for fall 2017!

Minnesota Children’s Museum offers a variety of unique internships that are an opportunity for you to gain practical experience and develop workplace skills. Internships at the Museum are part-time (about 10 hours per week for 10 to 12 weeks). About 20 positions are available during each term and there are three terms each year. Applicants typically have completed at least one year of college and must be at least 18 years old.

Questions? Contact us at 651-225-6046 or

What We Do

Sparking Children's Learning Through Play

Minnesota Children's Museum is dedicated to providing children with a fun, hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover. The Museum helps to instill a life-long love of learning by nurturing the real-world skills children need to become engaged citizens in the future.

The Museum, in operation since 1981, embraces these core concepts:

  • Early learning is the foundation for lifelong learning.
  • Families are our children’s first teachers.
  • All children deserve a time and place to be children.
  • Diverse perspectives enrich children’s lives.
  • Play is learning.