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Rosedale Center, 1595 Highway 36 W #10, Roseville, MN 55113
Guest Services: 651.633.0872
Admission: $0.00
Concessions Available
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 11:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Tue. 11:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Wed. 11:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Thu. 11:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Fri. 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Sun. 11:00 AM – 06:00 PM

Rosedale Center is a shopping mall in Roseville. You’ll find the basic mall stores, restaurants and layout. Families can find quite a bit of fun — both free and paid — in this mall.  Beginning in 2017, the mall began a two-year interior renovation project. There have been some really exciting additions during that time, including a relocated and updated play area and an aquarium! I was also impressed how relaxed an atmosphere this mall maintained during the Christmas shopping season.  It felt like shopping boutiques — even when the stores were big name national brands.

Note: Shops and venues come and go at malls. We recommend verifying  the place you want to visit is still at the mall before heading out. We have a link to current shops at the bottom of this article.

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Little Logger’s Play Area f/k/a Northwoods Play Area

Rosedale Center’s new play area is is located on the south side of the first floor across from Forever 21 and next to Ragstock. Like the former play area, it is enclosed, which means strategically seated parents can still keep an eye on multiple children without worrying that one will escape. As before, it features the play area as well as vending, pay rides. The play area keeps the same hours as the mall. It will be open the same as mall hours. As with most mall play areas, supervision is the responsibility of the parents.

Our kids have outgrown the mall play areas, but this was our go-to play area when they were smaller. We found it the most laid-back of the mall play areas – not too many hover parents but the bigger kids were usually respectful of smaller children. The kids mostly treated the pay rides like an extension of the playground, climbing on them and using their imaginations instead of coins. This seemed to be generally acceptable (except sometimes on weekends when the dads were there with their pockets full of quarters, then we would ask our kids to let the paying customers play).

Image courtesy of Rosedale Center

Seaquest Aquarium

One of the more exciting additions to the mall is the Seaquest Aquarium that opened in the spring of 2019. The 23,000 square-foot aquarium holds over 1,000 animals representing five continents, offering an interactive animal experience. Parents who have visited both mall aquariums in the Twin Cities tell us that Seaquest is a bit more hands on than Sea Life Minnesota at the Mall of America. Parents who like sanitary environments will prefer the MOA aquarium, while families who want a more hands-on experience will prefer Seaquest.

Seaquest Discounts

Looking for a discount to Seaquest in Rosedale? We have a couple options:

  1. Check for Goldstar discounted tickets to Seaquest Aquarium. Last we checked, they were available. Note: Family Fun Twin Cities receives a small commission if you use our link.
  2. Purchase an annual passport if you plan to visit the mall often. This way you can just pop in for short visits whenever you come to shop or play.

Fun Animal Encounters at SeaQuest - Coupon Deal
Sometimes we see discounts to Seaquest through our Goldstar Affiliate Program.

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Rosedale has one of the three Twin Cities Build-A-Bear Workshop locations and the location of our review of the build-a-bear repair services. The other two are in the Mall of America. If this is something your children really want, Rosedale may be the most tame option of the three. We have shopped both locations and the customer service has always been wonderful, but we feel like the service at Rosedale has been exceptional. One associate volunteered to take home a bear we had purchased it and dye it the exact color my son had to have before we had it stuffed. Unfortunately she has moved on to other adventures, but that is an example of the type of above-and-beyond service we have come to expect at this Build-A-Bear location.

Spa Day for Build-a-Bear - Rainbow colored bear with spa paraphanalia
Did you know that Build-A-Bear will repair your beat up bear for FREE? Learn more here.

Starcade Classic Arcade

If you love games from the 1970s, 80s & 90s, then a visit to Starcade may make your day.  For one admission price, you can play unlimited games. Families can also book birthday parties.

Other arcades in Rosedale Mall include Playland Arcade and Arcade Arena. Nicki and Nate at Minnemama adventures wrote about their successful family fun day at Arcade Arena here.

Sandbox VR

Gianna and family had a great visit to Sandbox VR Minneapolis.

VR players in action

AMC Theaters Rosedale 14

The theater at Rosedale participates in AMC’s Sensory Friendly Films Program. Find more family-friendly deals in our article: Twin Cities Cheap Flicks: Cheap Movies at Riverview Theater + More Discounts.

AMC Sensory Friendly Films
Image Courtesy AMC

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