Minnesota Children’s Museum (MCM) is known for creating interactive exhibits that give kids (and adults!) the opportunity to explore their interests and build lifelong learning skills like confidence, critical and creative thinking, collaboration and more.
MCM is now offering quality exhibits and components for purchase. Based on our mission of “sparking children’s learning through play,” all of our components have been designed by experts to give your visitors a fun, engaging, and educational experience.
Please note: Components may have IP elements that need to be removed/altered before the component can be presented to the public.
This lighthouse makes a fun photo op in any space!
Size: 9 ft. 2 high, approx. 3 ft. wide
Visitors will want to “step right up,” choose a video clip at the kiosk, and step on stage to join the fun. Seating is arranged in front of the stage so other visitors can participate as audience members.
Size: 8’ 6” high, footprint 16’ x 12’
This playland for small children includes a tunnel to crawl through, a small roof to climb over, and activities along the short wall, which doubles as seating.
Size: 7’ 9” high, footprint 10’ X 16’
House of Muse
This house includes tabletops on opposite walls, making a great space for writing, drawing, or crafting! Visitors can bring home their creations or display them on the side of the house. When combined with the post office, visitors can write letters and “mail” them.
Size: 9’ 6” high, footprint 7’ x 8’
Home Sweet Home
The porch of the house has a flower box where visitors can plant or pick flowers and “water” them.
Size: 27’’ X 86’’
This post office includes a mailbox, bench, and mail sorting station. You can add to the fun by including costumes, “mail,” or letter writing materials.
Size: 7’ 10” high, footprint 5’ X 8’
Farmer's Market Stand
Children sort fruits and vegetables into labeled baskets and adults can join in the fun of being a customer or vendor. The market or vending cart can reflect the community through a variety of produce and photos of local farmers markets.
Plastic produce (Corn, Onion, Potato, Cucumber, Carrot , Pepper, Tomato)
Visitors are the ship’s captains as they steer the ferry and listen to ocean noises. The captain’s deck accommodates two visitors, and is wheelchair accessible. Seating is arranged around the deck for passengers, and can comfortably accommodate up to 8 adults.
Size: 8 ft, 5 in. high, footprint 8’ x 12’
Visitors take on the role of restaurant workers cooking, cleaning, and serving food to people sitting at the counter. A cash register, order pads, and menu are included to help promote early literacy and math skills.
Size: 8’ 4” high, footprint 5’ x 10’
Visitors play in a large, bone-shaped beach area that includes a sculpted sandcastle visitors can take apart and put together like a puzzle. Several shells of various shapes and sizes are fixed to the bottom of the box. A treasure chest stands near the side of the box, filled with plastic fish that can be connected together by the youngest visitors. (This component does not contain real sand.)
Size: 7’ 6” high, footprint 4’ X 6’
This impressive passenger ship showcases an anchor on the outside and includes a book nook with a bone bench, and a lot of great wall space for displays.
Size: 9’ 2” high, footprint 14’ X 12’
It’s a Dog’s Life
Visitors collaborate to keep the dog bowl full by loading food into the dog bowl using a conveyor belt.
Size: 66” diameter, 24” high
Light Rail Train
Go Figure (full exhibit)
Throughout this discovery-filled exhibit, five popular children’s books are brought to life in gigantic reproductions of the artists’ original illustrations. This exhibit features Arthur’s Pet Business by Marc Brown, The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins, The Quilt by Ann Jonas, Frog and Toad Are Friends: A Lost Button by Arnold Lobel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James Marshall.
Size: 750 square feet