Minnesota Children’s Museum to reopen after $30M makeover

Officials are set to unveil the $30 million makeover of the Minnesota Children’s Museum in St. Paul.

Museum officials say a grand reopening will be held June 7.

The facility is now 35 percent larger with 10 new exhibits, including two four-story climbing towers, a netted catwalk and a spiral slide. The museum also has a new cafe, coffee bar and skyway-level entrance.

The museum closed in December for the renovations, which were in part aimed at appealing more to older children. Among those exhibits are a laser maze and a tinkering studio.

General admission tickets are increasing from $3 to $12.95, while annual membership plans now range from $129 to $189.

A free-admission day and block party will be held on June 17.