Adult Take Over of the MN Children’s Museum

Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Children's Museum

Most adults always enjoy a day of just getting to feel like a kid again – riding down a hill on a bike a bit faster than an adult “should,” or an impromptu water fight while washing a car maybe.

Well, the Minnesota Children’s Museum understands these sentiments, and will be hosting their (very first) Adult Take Over at the end of this month. Taking a page from the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Social Science events, the museum will be open only for adults who are 21 years of age or older on September 28 from 6-10pm.

Those that attend will be in a kid-free environment to explore new kid-friendly exhibits with an adult beverage in hand, if you so choose; There will be a cash bar and food will also be available for purchase.

(A pretty good date night idea for all those parents that may need a night off, and for other couples looking for a unique and playful night out.)

The Spiral Slide found in The Scramble. (Photo found on

Some of the highlights will be:

The Scramble area that has a Spiral Slide (you know you want to…), a netted catwalk, and climbing towers. In Super Awesome Adventures you’ll find a laser maze, carpet skate park, and a green screen climbing wall. Forces at Play will delight any of us that grew up playing Army Air-powered ball launchers. There is also the wacky car wash area (which should get interesting after a few drinks).

In addition, the event includes special activities and programs designed to ignite creativity:

There will be Interactive improv with The Theater of Public Policy.

Can Can Wonderland will be on hand for attendees to relive grade school art class: You’ll get to work with others on Make-and-take art projects.

There will be a Keynote presentation by University of Minnesota design prof and master of innovation Barry Kudrowitz.

The Minnesota Children’s Museum is partnering with Leadership St. Paul on this event. Leadership St. Paul is a program through the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. The program is designed to raise awareness of the needs and challenges that affect the Saint Paul/East metro region and enhance individual leadership skills with a focus on community stewardship.


Tickets are discounted through Sept. 21. Pre-sale tickets are $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members. After Sept. 21, tickets will be $12 for members and $17 for non-members.

So take a night off from adulting on September 28th and go have some fun kid-style.

(Above information can be found in this press release)