MCM is back!

The Minnesota Children's Museum's St. Paul campus (closed since December) will celebrate a $30 million expansion and renovation — including 10 new exhibits and 35 percent more space for visitors — with a free block party on June 17 (advance tickets required for free museum admittance). A Target Free 3rd Sunday on June 18 will conclude the opening celebrations (advanced tickets required).

We’re excited for The Scramble (a four-story vertical adventure with climbing towers, a spiral slide and a netted catwalk); Sprouts (an area of discovery for babies and toddlers — pictured above); and The Studio (where kids can tinker and create with real tools and authentic materials). There’s also a new cafe with a coffee bar. #yay

Regular museum admission is now $12.95 (formerly $9.95) for ages 1 to 101.

Learn more at mcm.org.