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We Dig Pigs

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Join Lori & Dale Stevermer from Trail’s End Farm in Easton and learn about how they raise pigs on their family farm. Christensen Farms, and the MN Pork Oink Outings tent will be on site for some fun learning about pigs and pork!

Wellness For All: Move, Groove, and Improve

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health Systems. This walk-up program provides guests with an opportunity to interact with MCHS medical providers to learn about heart and lung health. We will have an obstacle course, jump ropes, music and dancing, and you can learn about your pulse and oxygen levels. There will also be a hydration station […]

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STEAM Powered Fridays

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) programs for all ages are included with admission. All activities will be planned for outside, weather permitting at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. July Schedule: July 1st - Wheels and Rotation: during this steam day we will be exploring how rotation can be used in unexpected ways! […]

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Butterfly House Guided Tours

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Interact with real live butterflies at the Children’s Museum’s Butterfly House! Guided tours are scheduled several times a week for families to learn about the important role Monarch butterflies play in pollination. While you’re visiting, you can also learn about the Life Cycle of the Monarch butterfly in the Ag and Nature Lab, too!

Therapy Dog Louie

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

What is a Therapy Dog? Learn more about the job a therapy dog does with Therapy Dog Louie and his owner Brenda Allen at CMSM!

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Baby Play

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

With a goal to support first-time parents or those who are caring for an infant, the Museum staff, and several early childhood expert volunteers will team up to offer content specific to our birth-two age range. Although topics such as sleep, development, feeding, and parent-child bonding will be selected and promoted for each session, parent […]

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Art Explorers in Cecil’s Imagineering Loft

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Join us in Cecil’s Imagineering Loft for a make-and-take art experience. We will explore and create with different art mediums each month: April: Watercolors May: Paper Collage June: Printmaking July: Drawing August: Painting

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Young Explorers

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Young Explorers is a weekly program open to all guests but specifically geared toward 2-5-year-old toddlers and preschoolers. Children and their grown-ups will explore learning new skills through play in a multi-sensory Museum experience which will be a child-led learning time. We will be exploring different areas of our awe-inspiring environment each week. Upon arrival, […]

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Art Explorers in Cecil’s Imagineering Loft

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Join us in Cecil’s Imagineering Loft for a make-and-take art experience. We will explore and create with different art mediums each month: April: Watercolors May: Paper Collage June: Printmaking July: Drawing August: Painting

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STEAM Powered Fridays

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) programs for all ages are included with admission. All activities will be planned for outside, weather permitting at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. July Schedule: July 1st - Wheels and Rotation: during this steam day we will be exploring how rotation can be used in unexpected ways! […]

Visiting Horses from Pinewood Stables

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Horses will be visiting from Pinewood Stables in the Alltech Farm Animal Experience. Children will have the opportunity to see horses up-close and learn about these farm animals.

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Baby Play

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

With a goal to support first-time parents or those who are caring for an infant, the Museum staff, and several early childhood expert volunteers will team up to offer content specific to our birth-two age range. Although topics such as sleep, development, feeding, and parent-child bonding will be selected and promoted for each session, parent […]

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Art Explorers in Cecil’s Imagineering Loft

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Join us in Cecil’s Imagineering Loft for a make-and-take art experience. We will explore and create with different art mediums each month: April: Watercolors May: Paper Collage June: Printmaking July: Drawing August: Painting

Recurring

Young Explorers

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Young Explorers is a weekly program open to all guests but specifically geared toward 2-5-year-old toddlers and preschoolers. Children and their grown-ups will explore learning new skills through play in a multi-sensory Museum experience which will be a child-led learning time. We will be exploring different areas of our awe-inspiring environment each week. Upon arrival, […]

Recurring

STEAM Powered Fridays

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) programs for all ages are included with admission. All activities will be planned for outside, weather permitting at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. July Schedule: July 1st - Wheels and Rotation: during this steam day we will be exploring how rotation can be used in unexpected ways! […]

Special Needs Accessibility Playtime (SNAP) Night

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Visit CMSM for this FREE play date for children with special needs or sensory challenges and their families. Explore the Museum and experience the Power of Play when fewer visitors are present. Prepare for your visit by viewing CMSM’s Social Story and available sensory accommodations.

Special Needs Accessibility Playtime (SNAP) Night

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Visit CMSM for this free play date for children with special needs or sensory challenges and their families. Explore the Museum and experience the Power of Play when fewer visitors are present. Prepare for your visit by viewing CMSM’s Social Story and available sensory accommodations here.

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Baby Play

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

With a goal to support first-time parents or those who are caring for an infant, the Museum staff, and several early childhood expert volunteers will team up to offer content specific to our birth-two age range. Although topics such as sleep, development, feeding, and parent-child bonding will be selected and promoted for each session, parent […]

Recurring

Young Explorers

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Young Explorers is a weekly program open to all guests but specifically geared toward 2-5-year-old toddlers and preschoolers. Children and their grown-ups will explore learning new skills through play in a multi-sensory Museum experience which will be a child-led learning time. We will be exploring different areas of our awe-inspiring environment each week. Upon arrival, […]

Food From Farms

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

An event for children and families to understand where their food comes from. We will have farmers, gardeners, and local kitchens on-site with interactive activities for kids to understand the farm-to-table experience.

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STEAM Powered Fridays

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) programs for all ages are included with admission. All activities will be planned for outside, weather permitting at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. July Schedule: July 1st - Wheels and Rotation: during this steam day we will be exploring how rotation can be used in unexpected ways! […]

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Art Explorers in Cecil’s Imagineering Loft

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Join us in Cecil’s Imagineering Loft for a make-and-take art experience. We will explore and create with different art mediums each month: April: Watercolors May: Paper Collage June: Printmaking July: Drawing August: Painting

Recurring

Art Explorers in Cecil’s Imagineering Loft

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Join us in Cecil’s Imagineering Loft for a make-and-take art experience. We will explore and create with different art mediums each month: April: Watercolors May: Paper Collage June: Printmaking July: Drawing August: Painting

Recurring

Art Explorers in Cecil’s Imagineering Loft

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Join us in Cecil’s Imagineering Loft for a make-and-take art experience. We will explore and create with different art mediums each month: April: Watercolors May: Paper Collage June: Printmaking July: Drawing August: Painting

Recurring

Art Explorers in Cecil’s Imagineering Loft

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

Join us in Cecil’s Imagineering Loft for a make-and-take art experience. We will explore and create with different art mediums each month: April: Watercolors May: Paper Collage June: Printmaking July: Drawing August: Painting