My husband had this week off from work, so we thought it would be the perfect time to all go together. My boys have a well-used train table at home, and love anything trains. So this was the perfect exhibit!
My little guys wore their Thomas shirts, and before we left the house they were yelling at each other with excitement, pointing at the other's shirt. Roman yelling "Thomas" and Logan just yelling gibberish, but with full gusto!
Logan (my almost 18 month old) actually shrieked with excitement when we first walked into the Thomas the Train Exhibit. The exhibit included trains you could climb aboard, the largest kid's train table my kids had ever seen, costumes to dress as Sir Topham Hatt, an area where you could fix Percy, etc.
What else can you do at the Minnesota Children's Museum? (Pictures show the tip of the iceberg)
I highly recommend the Minnesota Children's Museum for any families with kids (crawling and above). There is so much to do to keep them entertained, and I recommend purchasing a family membership if you think you can make it there a few times a year. A basic family membership is $99 a year, but for our family of 4 to go 1 time it would cost us $40. So we've already cleared our membership for the year (now on our 3rd visit with the membership).
What the basic membership gets you:
* Unlimited admission for 12 months for 2 adults & children in the same household
* $2 off admission for up to 6 guests per visit
* Member discounts - member events, museum store
* Other local business discounts - ex: Free admission to the Science Museum on Tuesday
A few tips/things to know:
* Best day to visit: Tuesday, no school groups allowed
* Worst day to visit: Target Free 3rd Sunday's (while free, it is super packed)
* There are a couple food options near by, but packing a lunch is a fun/cheap option, and there is an area with tables to sit.
* Pack light and bring a bag that is cross-body, so you can park your stroller and not have to worry
Dustin (my husband) and I left the Children's museum with smiles on our faces. This has to be one of our favorite memories we've created as a family. We got to see everything we wanted, and the boys did great. Normally things like this can be stressful and can test your patience, but this was one of those moments in time where the stars aligned, and all was right in the world.