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MiniSota Play Cafe
MiniSota Play Cafe, 12055 Elm Creek Blvd., Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 432-0428
Admission: $12.50
Up to 2 Hours of Play: 1-9 yrs $12.50; 6-12 months $6.00; 0-6 months $0.00; Ages 10+ $4
Pay at check-in. Scroll down for a link to purchase punch cards
Concessions Available
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Tue. 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Wed. 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Thu. 09:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Fri. 09:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Sat. 09:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Sun. 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Hours are subject to change, consult Google for most current hours

MiniSota Play Café provides an indoor play space and a café in one location. Like the former Wishing Tree and Play & Learn Cafes, there is an admission fee for general admission fee. Unlike the earlier cafes, this is not a full restaurant. It is more of a coffee shop. Drinks are an affordable $3-$5/adult drinks and $1-$3 for kids 10 and under. They also sell a selection of pre-packaged snacks.

This is a particularly good indoor playground to bring crawling babies and toddlers who tend to run off where parents can keep them in sight. Because they are catering to families with small children, the café puts an emphasis on cleanliness and safety, so parents can feel comfortable bringing their kids to play. MiniSota Play Café reviews from parents widely consider it cleanest indoor play space in the Twin Cities and it is often compared the the Minnesota Children’s Museum.

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New Location

The café moved to the Shoppes at Arbor Lake in Maple Grove in November of 2020.

Coupons, Deals and Discounts

The best ways to get deals on admission are 1) to purchase a punch card or 2) to watch the monthly Activity Calendar for special admission days. Sign the online waiver (see link at the bottom) and you’ll receive a coupon and get monthly emails keeping you apprised of other deals.

Classes, Mini Camps and Other Events at MiniSota Play Café

The café sometimes offers fun, structured classes, camps and lessons for spirited toddlers and curious Pre-Ks, incorporating activities, play and socialization with themed programs. Some themed evens are included with daily admission. Look for monthly Parent’s Night Out events where kids get some private play time, a movie, pizza and activities while the parents take a night out on their own.

Birthday Parties at MiniSota Play Café

Families can book a nice sized private party room or the whole café for a private one-hour party. Birthday parties include set up and clean up and use of the play café as well as a gift for the birthday child. Addons can include activities, decorations and coffee service.

For more Birthday Party Ideas: FFTC’s Ultimate Guide to Birthday Parties in the Twin Cities.MiniSota Play Cafe


Memberships to MiniSota Play Café

Memberships are not currently available, but families can purchase 10-visit punch cards at a discounted price.

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