Visiting Exhibit Hall

visiting exhibit hall

The Visiting Exhibit Hall serves as a space to showcase some of the world’s most innovative and engaging traveling exhibits, designed especially for children, ensuring that the Museum is constantly reflecting the world around us.

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current exhibit

Two girls smiling next to Shaun the Sheep
Shaun the Sheep: Flock This Way! exhibit logo

january 20 – may 12, 2024

Visitors will share in the antics of Shaun the Sheep and his pals through hands-on play in this interactive exhibit, which builds problem-solving and motor skills while playfully exploring technology and literacy.

recommended for learners age 3-9 and their families

developed by Minnesota Children’s Museum in partnership with Aardman Animations LTD.

exhibit experiences

Young boy tending to stuffed sheep
Mother and young boy engaging in imaginative play at the wheel of a truck
Two girls creating a stop motion animation video

Practice balance in the barn by traversing a wall and stabilizing on tires.

Mix up Shaun’s pal Bitzer’s face to create new facial expressions.

Create a stop motion animation using items from the scrap heap.

Engage in imaginative play by hopping into a truck and pretending to drive to the village or rescuing one of the flock who’s stuck in the top of a tree.

Grab a sheep seat and cozy up to read a book.

Where is this exhibit located?

The Visiting Exhibits Hall is located on Floor 1, one level down from the main entrance, next to the Tinkerers Studio.

upcoming exhibits

Family in the Mindbender Mansion exhibit

Mindbender Mansion

may 25 – september 2, 2024

Unlock the puzzles of Mindbender Mansion, an eclectic place full of brainteasers, puzzles and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers. Eleven individual brainteasers and three group activities make up this fun and quirky exhibit.

Little boy in the Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit

september 14, 2024 – january 5, 2025

Step into Daniel Tiger’s world and join him and his friends as you explore the Neighborhood. Through immersive experiences, visitors will work together to solve problems, use their imaginations to transform their surroundings, and play along with Daniel’s singable strategies to learn life’s little lessons.

Wide view of Animationland exhibit


spring 2025

Join Tracey the pencil dog and her crew—Rooth, Drop, Inky,Uno, and Kari—on a fantastically immersive journey to createstories using science and imagination. Channel your creativityand develop your own animated masterpiece using animationbasics like storyboarding, sketching, stop-motion moviemaking, and more!

past exhibits

AlegreMENTE | Happy Brain: Celebrating Early Connections

september 2023 – january 2024

Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!

may – september 2023

XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness

january – may 2023

Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out

september 2022 – january 2023

Design Zone

may – september 2022

Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails!

january – may 2022

Moomin Animations – Thrills and Cuddles

september 2021 – january 2022

Dora and Diego: Let’s Explore!

february – september 2020