A Fun Place to Explore, Create, and Learn

1228.F.DNB_.Childrens.Vesel_The Duluth Children’s Museum provides two floors of fun and learning for kids and their families.  Research shows that the best way for kids to learn is to play!  Our facility focuses on informal play, with learning components incorporated that engage children together with their caregivers.  Museum time is family time.

We also feature a number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) stations exploring gravity, magnetism, construction, and more.

We are currently in the process of adding new and exciting features including playable, climbable elements.  Watch for these awesome exhibits coming soon!

Ongoing Exhibits

The Artemis spaceship simulator lets visitors explore space.

The Artemis spaceship simulator lets visitors explore space.

 
Pretend to live in the Shoe House and harvest vegetables from the garden.

Pretend to live in the Shoe House and harvest vegetables from the garden.

 

  • Artemis – A spaceship simulator that lets visitors explore space through active stations that encourage teamwork and problem solving.
  • Dino Dig Site – Visitors of all ages gain a true paleontological experience in this new 400 square foot indoor dig site. Visitors uncover fossil casts in a simulated matrix using professional digging tools.
  • Music Alley — This exhibit explores the intersection of music, light, and color. As visitors break beams of light they hear sounds and experiment with combinations of sound and color.
  • Early Childhood Role Play Area – Young visitors dress up and explore a giant shoe house, plant vegetables in a garden, fish off a dock or fly across the bay in their very own Dream Machine. This area emphasizes imaginative play while developing important gross motor skills and basic cognitive concepts.
  • STEM Stations – Visitors of all ages explore concepts of physics by manipulating ramps, balls and magnets.
Imaginative play areas like the house and river let children explore.

Imaginative play areas like the house and river let children explore.