So KOOL - Minnesota Children's Museum to reopen after $30M makeover

ST. PAUL, Minn. - 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.

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