Twin Cities Indoor Play Areas

Twin Cities Indoor Play Area Guide | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Our winters are long and the coveted days of spring, summer and fall are still sprinkled with rainy days.  In order to survive the ups and downs of our weather with the kids, we’ve compiled a list of the best indoor play areas in the Twin Cities.  From mall play areas to indoor playgrounds, from indoor water parks to museums, you’re sure to find something to keep you busy on rainy days and all throughout the winter.

Twin Cities Indoor Play Area Guide | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Burnsville Mall Play Area | Located on the lower level, near JCPenney
1178 Burnsville Center
Burnsville, MN 55306

Eden Prairie Center Play Area | Monday–Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 11am–6pm  The children’s play area is located on the lower level of the Kohl’s wing.  Children fewer than 42 inches tall are welcome to enjoy the play area. Socks are required for play.
8251 Flying Cloud Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Legoland Mall of America | Monday-Saturday 10am-9:30pm; Sunday 11am-7pm  A great spot to stop and sit at the Mall of America.  Your kids will love the huge Lego displays and the play area has benches for parents, and both Duplo and regular Lego tables for the kids.

Maplewood Mall Play Area | Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 11am-6pm  Located near Kohl’s, the play area includes a reading area with a kid sized couch, is located next to the food court and provides a large changing area with wipes.
3001 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55109

Midtown Global Market: Global Kids Zone | Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 11am-6pm
Ages 2-5
920 E. Lake Street, Suite G10

Minneapolis, MN 55407

Ridgedale Mall Play Area | Lower Level, Sears Lane
12401 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Roseville Mall Play Area | Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 11am-6pm
10 Rosedale Center
Roseville, mn 55113

Southdale Mall Play Area |Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 11am-6pm  Located on the first level.  Closest parking is between Herbergers and JCPenney.
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN 55435

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Gleason’s Gym (Maple Grove & Eagan locations) | Schedule varies based on age group – see website
2015 Silver Bell Road
Eagan, MN 55122
(651) 454-6203

9775 85th Ave N. Suite 500
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 493-2526

Mini-Hops (Minnetonka) | Wednesdays 11:15am-12:15pm; Thursdays 12-1pm; Fridays 11am-12pm or 5:30-6:30pm  Ages 1-6 with parent supervision
Admission: $8 with online registration, $11 at the door
2600 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441
(952) 933-2452

Dynamic Gymnastics (Burnsville) | Preschool Open Gym: Fridays 10am-Noon; Friday Night Open Gym 7:30-9pm
Admission: Preschool Open Gym – $6/child or $10/family; Friday Nights – $8/person
3176 County Rd 42 W
Burnsville, MN 55337

IGM Gymnastics (Burnsville) | Fridays 9:30-11:30am (Ages 1-6); 7-9pm
Admission: Friday mornings $8/child; Friday evenings $8/child for enrolled families, $10/child for non-enrolled families
14305 Southcross Dr W, Suite 120
Burnsville, MN 55306

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The Blast (Eagan) | Monday-Friday 9am-8pm; Saturday 8am-8pm; Sunday 10am-8pm
Admission: 18 months & under: Free; 13 years & older: Free; 18 months-12 yrs. $3. Admission also gains entry to open gym. 
Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Parkway
Eagan, MN 55121
(651) 675-5550

Brown Family Adventure Park (Ham Lake) | Mondays – Closed; Tuesday-Thursday 9:30am-4pm; Friday & Saturday 9:30am-7:30pm; Sunday Noon-5pm 
$6/child (ages 1-12); special discount for licensed daycares ($4/child). Cash only, ATM on site.
14200 Lincoln St. N.E., Suite 500
Ham Lake, MN 55304
(763) 331-0265

Chaska Community Center Playroom | Monday 9am – 6pm; Tuesday–Sunday: 9am–9pm
Admission: $2/member, $4/non-member per child over 1 year, adults free
1661 Park Ridge Drive
Chaska, MN 55318
(952) 448-5633

The Eagles’s Nest (New Brighton) | Monday-Saturday 9am-8pm ; Sunday 11am-5pm
Admission: $5.50 (ages 1 to 12); $3 twilight admission after 6 p.m. Monday-Friday
400 10th St. N.W.
New Brighton, MN 55112
(651) 638-2130

Adventure Peak at Edinborough Park (Edina) | Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm ; Sunday 9 am-6pm  Free wifi
Admission: $7
7700 York Avenue S.
Edina, MN 55435
(952) 833-9540

Good Times Park (Eagan) | Daily from 7am – 9:30pm
Admission: 1-Day pass ages 1-18: $8/1st child, $16/2 children, $24/3, $32/4 – pricing for larger groups and memberships available online.
3265 Northwood Circle, Suite 100
Eagan, MN 55121
(651) 454-5736

Gymboree Play & Music of Woodbury | Mon-Fri: Hours Vary, Sat: 8:45-1 PM, Sun: 9:45 – 1 PM
Open Play Admission: $6/child (Punch Cards Available) – In and Out Privileges to any of our Open Play Times!
650 Commerce Dr; Suite 140, Woodbury, MN 55125

InnerActive Playground (Minnetonka) | COMING SOON!
131 Cheshire Lane, Minnetonka, MN 55305
(763) 670-4033

Kids Oasis (Stillwater) | 9-7 Mon-Thurs, 9-4 Fridays, 9-1 Saturdays 

Admission: $5.50 per child, 6 months and up, $3.00 Mon- Thurs 3-7pm
120 Main Street S
Stillwater, MN 55082

Lookout Ridge Indoor Playground (Woodbury) | Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-5pm;Tuesday & Thursday 10am-8pm; ; Saturday 10am-5pm;  Sundays 1- 5 p.m. (September-May)
Admission: Can vary depending on date and time. See website for specifics.
8595 Central Park Place
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 414-3434

Maple Maze (Maple Grove) | 8 am-8pm Monday-Saturday; 10am-6pm Sunday
Admission: Ages one and under, free; $4.50 for kids ages 1-12 who are Maple Grove residents, $5.50 for non-residents. Discounted rate for licensed daycare providers
Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 494-6500

Monkey House (White Bear Lake) | 10-3pm Tuesday-Friday; 10-Noon Saturday & Sunday
Admission: Weekdays: $6.50/child; Weekends: $7.50/ child.
1815 Buerkle Road
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
(651) 348-8233

Pinwheel Play (Chanhassen) | (Mon-Sun) from 7am to 9pm – including holidays.
Admission: Children (age 1 and over): $8.50 per child, adult free with paying child.
1256 Park Road, Chanhassen, MN 55317
(952) 300-8070

Playworks (Prior Lake) | 8am-7pm: Monday-Friday;  Saturday & Sunday: 9am–7pm
Admission: $8.50/child ages 3-12, $5.50/child ages 1-2, adults & children under 1 year free.
2200 Trail of Dreams
Prior Lake, MN 55372
(952) 445-PLAY

Plymouth Field House | Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:30am-1:30pm
November-March 25th – see website for exceptions.
Admission: $4/Plymouth Resident, $5/Non-Plymouth Resident Supervising adults are free.
14800 34th Avenue
Plymouth, MN 55447
(763) 509-5280

Prairie Play Zone (Eden Prairie) | Daily from 8am-8pm
Admission: Prices vary, see website for details.
16700 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
(952) 392-4450

The Wishing Tree Play Cafe (White Bear Lake) | Mon-Fri: 7am-8pm, Sat/Sun: 8:30am-1pm

Admission: $5/(9 months – 23 months), $7/(2 years and up). Additional Siblings: $5 (for each additional sibling 2 years and up), $3.50 (for each additional sibling 9 months – 23 months). Punch cards available.
1011 Meadowlands Dr #2, White Bear Lake, MN 55127
(651) 493-7810

Tropical Adventure (Shoreview) | Monday-Saturday: 8am–8pm; Sunday: 8am–6pm
Admission: Ages 1-12 $5/per child, adults free.
Shoreview Community Center
4580 Victoria Street North
Shoreview, MN 55126
(651) 490-4700

Williston Tree House (Minnetonka) | Hours vary – call for daily times
Admission: $5/per child ages 12 and under, members and adults free.
Williston Fitness Center
14509 Minnetonka Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55345
(952) 939-8370

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Great River Waterpark (St. Paul)
Admission: Under 48 inches: $5;  Over 48 inches: $6;  Family of 5: $20, $4 for each additional member, Deck fee: $3.
Oxford Community Center
270 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
(651) 642-0650

Grove Cove Aquatic Center (Maple Grove)
Admission:Non-resident: $7; Resident: $6; Resident Family: $22/family non-res, Non-resident Family: $25
Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN
(763) 494-6500

The Grove (Inver Grove Heights) | School Year Hours: Monday-Friday: 5:30pm-7:30 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 12-6:30 pm
Admission: $7.50; $20.00/family (up to 4 people); 12 months & under Free.
Inver Grove Heights Community Center
8055 Barbara Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN 5507
(651) 450-2480

Tropics Indoor Waterpark (Shoreview)  
Admission: Non-resident: $8.95; Resident: $7.40; Family (up to 6 people): $34.50, $4.50/each additional family member.
Shoreview Community Center
4580 Victoria Street North
Shoreview, MN 55126

Water Park of America (Bloomington) 
Admission: Varies – find ticketing information here
1700 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, MN 55425

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis) | Mondays – Closed; Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm, Thursdays 10am-9pm  A great spot to hit up with your kids for an out of the box activity.  Don’t assume they’re too young to explore art – there’s plenty to look at for kids of all ages!
Admission is Free daily.

Minnesota Children’s Museum (St. Paul) | *PLEASE NOTE: The St. Paul museum will temporarily close Dec. 5 to complete the final phase of renovation. Grand reopening is in April 2017. You can still enjoy the temporary location at Mall of America through the winter!* We are fortunate to have such a fun children’s museum – with a great rotating exhibits, plus the standards including the giant Ant Hill, the city bus, water play and more, plus the tot area on the 4th floor is a safe place for babies to play.
Admission for all ages is $9.95. 

Minnesota History Center (St. Paul) | Mondays – closed; Tuesday 10am-8 pm; Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday Noon-5pm.  This is a great spot to hit with your kids.  See our post detailing highlights of this museum here.
Admission: Varies – see website for details. Free Tuesdays 5-8pm; Free for children ages 5 and under.

Minnesota Zoo (Apple Valley) | Hours vary throughout the year.   A great spot to hit year round, the Tropics trail feels a bit like a vacation, the Minnesota trails gives a glimpse of our natural wildlife and the fish and sharks in Discovery Bay offer touch pools and more.  The grizzly bears on the Russian Coast are worth the short walk outside on our mild winter days. If you plan to go more than once during the year, the membership is well worth the price.
Admission: Ages 0-2, Free. Ages 3-12, $12.  Ages 13-64, $18.

Science Museum of Minnesota (St. Paul) | Mondays – Closed; Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30am-5pm; Thursday-Saturday 9:30am-9pm  Plenty of hands on exibits, the Omnitheater and more, your kids will have plenty to keep busy, and don’t forget to walk up and down (and up and down…) the musical stairs before you leave!
Admission for children ages 4-12 is $10 & for adults is $13.

Tots Playtime Bowling (Pinstripes – Edina): Weekdays | 10am-Noon  Kids bowl for $5 and parents bowl for Free! Cozy couches, wait staff is available if you need some coffee or a snack and bumpers and ball ramps abound.  Limit 4 children per adult.

Created to Grow (St. Anthony): Open Studio Play and Play Space A bring your children to work with you art space! All the provisions you need to create your work. A gallery space to sell work at a very low consignment rate.
$15/class – packages available.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park (Plymouth) | Hours: Monday CLOSED, Tuesday-Thursday 4:00-8:00pm. Friday 11:00am-10:00pm, Saturday 10;00am-11:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-7:00pm. Open Jump hours vary. This is an awesome place to burn some energy! This indoor space full of trampolines is great for all ages. From Toddler Time (0-5 years) to Mega Jump (15+ years), your whole family can find something to enjoy. They also have a Glow Jump for all ages and offer fitness classes for adults. Admission varies based on which program you want to enjoy and how long you want to play.

Sovereign Grounds Coffee Shop and Playroom (Minneapolis): It’s a place to relax, meet other parents, talk, have a great cup of coffee or tea and maybe pick up some fresh beans to take home. There are comfortable spots for adults and a large playroom for the kids. Sovereign Grounds is proud to be the first kid-friendly coffeehouse in town, implementing the unique concept of combining an indoor playground with a traditional, community-oriented neighborhood café. Kids of all ages are not just tolerated here. They are welcome!

Vertical Endeavors (Minneapolis) | Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-11:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-11:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm Children and adults of all ages can find something to enjoy here! With multiple rock walls that are for all different ability levels, you can have a fun day here with your entire family. They offer indoor climbing classes, guided climbing adventures, birthday parties, and more! Equipment is available for rental. Admission for a daily pass is $18 or you can get a 10 punch card for $135. Memberships also available.

And if you just need your java, but want the kids entertained while you get it, here are a few great spots that have all the caffeine you need!

Kid Friendly Coffee Shops in the Twin Cities | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Do you have an great indoor spot to add to this list?  Email info {at} twincitiesmomsblog {dot} com with all the details!