Twin Cities Indoor Playgrounds and Play Areas Guide

Indoor Playgrounds in the Twin Cities, Minnesota - Child Playing in a Ball Pit

We all know the realities of raising kids in the Minnesota extremities: there’s got to be a place to go were we can escape the elements and still keep those kids active, allowing them a place to burn off that extra energy. Enter our Twin Cities Indoor Playgrounds and Play Areas list. This page lists places with indoor play structures, indoor bounce houses and indoor trampoline centers. We hope you can use it to find new playgrounds to wear those littles out — and perhaps catch yourself a break.

Give your kids some fun with these indoor playgrounds filled with tube mazes, slides, climbing nets, ball pits and more.


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Address: Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121
Open Play hours
: Daily 8am-8pm; Drop-In.
Admission: $5/kids ages 18 mos. to 12 yrs; 13+ & under 18 mos.: FREE.
Discounts: Purchase a 10-punch pass for $45.

2021 Family EventsMarket Movers and Market Makers – alternating months during the Indoor Farmers Market. Either play at The Blast for $3/child or sign up kids to participate in an indoor make event while adults shop. 

The Blast Indoor Playground at Eagan Central Park, Eagan Minnesota
The Blast Indoor Playground

Details: The Blast is not as elaborate as some of the other metro-area indoor playgrounds, but you can’t beat the price. And it’s got a pretty cool space theme going on, too. Kids can pretend to be astronauts as they climb through the tunnels. As an added bonus, the Eagan Community Center traditionally hosts Preschool Open Play each weekday from 9 – 11:30am. Included in the $5 admission fee is access to The Blast and free use of fun equipment in the gym (infants to age five only, please): plasma cars, hockey sticks, tumble blocks and more! We’ve enjoyed this deal a number of times. Preschool open play may not be offered at this time.

Address1025 Burnsville Center, Burnsville, MN 55306
Open Play hours: Sun-Thur: 11am-9pm; Fri: 11am-10pm; Sat: 10am-10pm.
Admission: Free with dining; game play is extra.
Discounts: Tuesdays & Wednesdays tend to be the bst days for meal deals.
Details: While the playground is technically FREE a visit can add up if you go without a plan. Look for weekly deals for the older kids and steer the younger kids toward the play area.

Address: 3265 Northwood Circle, #100, Eagan, MN 55121
Open Play hours: Daily from 7am – 9:30pm. Open Regular Hours. 
Admission: Purchase Play Today passes online in advance. A one-day pass is $10.25+tax per child under 18 (under 1 year play free).
Discounts:  Memberships available online.  See website for additional information on group and membership rates.

Details: There’s been quite a bit of buzz about this relatively new indoor play park in Eagan. It’s all been good stuff, too: parents loving the unique outdoor feel of the facility with its jungle gyms, unwalled pillow jumper, basketball court and plenty of open turf for family games. Further setting the park apart from other indoor playgrounds, Good Times bills itself as “self-use” park. Guests purchase day passes online (or at the guest kiosk inside the park entrance) and receive a code to enter the building. The code is good for the entire day. Families are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages to eat in the picnic area and are expected to clean up after themselves (as there is no staff employed by the family-run business).

Address: 12425 River Ridge Boulevard, Burnsville, MN 55337
Open Play hours
: Mon-Thurs 3pm-8pm; Fri 3pm-10pm; Sat 10am-10pm; Sun 11am-upm
Admission: $6.95/3 hours – Playground Only.
Packages: $17.95/participant for 3 hours of play includes Play Zone, Mini Golf & Crazy Cars. $21.95 adds the trampoline park and $3 at the arcade.  

Details:  Admission to the Play Zone at Grand Slam Sports can be purchased separately from other packages. This area is exclusively for kids 11 and under and their is a separate toddler play area for tots and their parents. Of course its situated right next to the Trampoline area, which is not included in the $6.95. This may be hard for some younger kids to comprehend.

Address: 14645 Felton Court #104, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Pay to Play hours
: Weekdays only 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm (no afternoons on Wednesdays). Currently no weekend hours.
Admission: $6 per child.
Discounts: Purchase a Punch Pass and get $4/child admission.

Millz House Indoor Playground in Minnesota

Details:  The next best thing when it’s too cold or sloppy to be outside – ball away the winter blues on the court, get some air on the trampolines and pretend it’s park weather on the showroom playground equipment. Call 952-446-5858 to reserve a spot.

Address: 2015 Silver Bell Road #195, Eagan, MN 55122
Open: Tuesday-Sunday
Admission: $16/60 min, $21/90 min, $24/120 min – includes admission to all attractions.
Discounts:  Memberships start at $14.99/month.

Boy launching dodge ball

Details: The FFTC kids are big fans of the trampolines, ninja course, basketball hoops and rock climbing tower. Additional activities such as an inflatable warped wall, a huge 1800 sq ft inflatable obstacle course and dedicated play spaces for kids 6 and under are also included (ask about their 6 & under limited access admission). Safety grips socks are required and can be purchased at the park. Their parties are always a hit with kids of all ages.


Address: Edinborough Park, 7700 York Avenue South, Edina, MN 55435
Open Play hours: Mon-Thur: 9am-8pm; Fri-Sat: 9am-7pm; Sun: 10am-5pm. Hours subject to change, check website.
Admission: $9 plus tax/child over 1 year of age, adults free.
Discounts: 10-admission pass $80. Annual memberships also available.

Edinborough Park - Adventure Peak Indoor Playground

Details: Either be prepared to lose your children completely in the 37-foot main play structure or get an awesome workout trying to keep up with them! This is our family’s favorite metro-area indoor playground. With plenty of room to move, the kids are entertained for hours running back and forth between the “peak” and the Great Hall, an activity room filled with balls, scooters and a bounce house. A small toddler area is included, but it’s tough to keep the littlest ones from straying into the massive “big kid” apparatus. Don’t forget the socks (or an extra $2.50 per pair)! Bonus: the lush indoor landscaping of Edinborough Park makes it feel like summer year-round.

Address: 10592 France Ave S Bloomington, MN 55431
Open Play
: By Appointment – Register for 2-hour time slots here.
Admission: $8/child ages 2-12; $6/child under 2
Discounts: Monthly Memberships $40/child.

Details: Large open space to do some serious large-motor play. A play structure, basketball court and soccer goals occupy much of the space plus there’s ample room for — get this — one of those jumping pillows adults usually must secretly eye wistfully from the sidelines. All ages are encouraged to play here, adults to the youngest users – who have a special spot reserved for them.

Address: 316 Brookview Parkway South, Golden Valley, MN 55426
Open Play:  Mon-Sat 9am-2pm & 3pm-8pm; Sun: 9:30am-5pm.
Admission: $5.50 ages 2-13. Adults and tots free. Socks are required and are $2 if you don’t bring your own.
Discounts: Golden Valley, New Hope & Crystal residents get a $1 discount. Punch cards available.

Brookview Backyard

Details: Indoor playground featuring slides, crawl tubes, cargo climbs, bumper balls, log rollers, cave crawls, and more. Open with Limited Capacity.

Address: 2240 Woodale Drive, Mounds View, MN 55112
Open Play
: Daily, 7:30am-7:30pm
Admission: $11.25/child ages 1-17 for a day-long pass, adults are free. Purchase passes online.
Discounts: Memberships available.

Details: Large open space to do some serious large-motor play. A play structure, basketball court and soccer goals occupy much of the space plus there’s ample room for — get this — one of those jumping pillows adults usually must secretly eye wistfully from the sidelines. All ages are encouraged to play here, adults to the youngest users – who have a special spot reserved for them.

Address: Level 2, Ridgedale Mall, 12401 Wayzata Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55305
Open Play hours: Open Daily. Find hours here.
Admission: $12/pp – Ages 0-99. (Memberships Available)
Discounts: Memberships Available.
Details: Like a Children’s Museum in a mall. This play space opened in Minnesota in November of 2019. It is located on the 2nd floor near JC Penney.

Address: Eden Prairie Community Center, 16700 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Open Play hours
:  Daily 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Admission: $6.50/ages 5-18; $5.50/18months-4 years
Discounts: Community Center members FREE
Details: Newly expanded, this multi-level indoor playground at the Eden Prairie Community Center has a mini rock climbing wall and a space dedicated to toddlers. Socks required.

Prairie Play Zone Indoor Playground

Address: 7406 Washington Avenue South, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Open Jump hours: Please visit the calendar on the website for current open jump times. 
Admission: $7-$8/per child, depending on time. All ages welcome, but kids must be at least 34″ to jump on the inflatables.
Discounts: Sign up to get special offers by email.

Pump it Up Indoor Playground

Details:  This is the only remaining location in the Twin Cities of this national franchise. This indoor play area exclusively features giant inflatables — slides, obstacles, jumpers, and more. Pump It Up is well-known for its private birthday parties but also holds a number of open jump times mid-week.

Rainbow Play Systems | Bloomington

Address: 900 West 80th Street, Bloomington, MN 55420
Pay to Play: Monday through Friday; 10am – 5pm.
Admission: Rates are $8 per child weekdays and $10 when school is not in session
Details: Pay to Play includes a 2-hour block of playtime on the showroom equipment. Expect the usual suspects – slides, swings, ropes and lookout towers – all on clean, forgiving turf.

Rainbow Play Systems offers Pay-to-Play Time s in their Showroom.

Address: 3580 Holly Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55447
Open Play hours: Mon, Tue, Thu 4-8pm; Wed 12-8pm; Fri 4-9pm; Sat: 10am-9pm; Sun: 10am-8pm
Admission: $12/child under 5; $16/child 5+
Discounts: Memberships Available.

Details: Thank you to reader, Jessie, for this suggestion. There is also a Coon Rapids location in the Twin Cities.

Address: 14509 Minnetonka Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55345
Open Play hours: Mon-Sat: 8am-8pm
Admission: $6/child
Discounts: Admission FREE for fitness center members. Memberships available to Minnetonka and St. Louis Park residents.

Williston Tree House Indoor Playground

Details: Cheerful and colorful, this indoor playground within the Williston Fitness Center is perfect for the 5-and-under set. There are slides to suit both toddlers and preschoolers including one of those fun triple-laners. The Williston Fitness Center also features an indoor splash pad with a zero-depth entry pool and frog waterslide. Please call for splash pad fees.


Address: Plymouth Community Center, 14800 34th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55447
Open Play:  NEW IN 2022; Weekdays: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $6/child 
Discounts: Plymouth residents are only $5/pp.

Kids Ultimate Backyard Experience (KUBE) in Plymouth, Minnesota
Image courtesy of City of Plymouth

Details: As part of the updating and renaming of the Plymouth Community Center (fka Plymouth Creek Center), a new indoor playground has been added. The Kids Ultimate Backyard Experience (or KUBE) will bring backyard fun indoors with playhouses, ramps, slides towers with ladders. Best for ages 2-12. 

Bonus: Open play may be returning to Plymouth Fieldhouse this fall.  Stay tuned for more information.


Address: 8943 University Ave. NE, Blaine, MN 55434
12945 Elm Creek Blvd., Maple Grove, MN 55369
445 Commerce Dr., Woodbury, MN 55125
Open Play hours: Sun-Thur: 11am-9pm; Fri: 11am-10pm; Sat: 10am-10pm.
Admission: Free with dining; game play is extra.
Discounts: Tuesdays & Wednesdays tend to be the bst days for meal deals.
Details: While the playground is technically FREE a visit can add up if you go without a plan. Look for weekly deals for the older kids and steer the younger kids toward the play area. Look for special Sensory Sensitive Sundays, when families with kids on the spectrum can visit during a less crowded and quieter time.

Address: 2760 Enloe Street, Hudson, WI 54016
Open Play hours: Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm.
Admission: $8.50/Ages 3-12; $5/Age 1-2. Chaperone’s and siblings 1 and under Free.
Discounts: Combine the playground with the mini golf to save on both
Details: Thanks to our reader, Shawn for this recommendation of this “indoor playground and imaginative play center, as well as blacklight miniature golf.”

Address: Woodbury Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN 55125
Open Play hours
  Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon
Admission: $5.50/all children (including under 1). 

Kids Playing at Lookout Ridge Indoor Park in Woodbury Minnesota

Details: It must be the nature theme of this indoor playground that has left a more peaceful impression on me than other similar tot spots. There are cliffs and caves to explore, a giant tree to scale, wildlife murals on the wall and faint echoes of nature throughout. I should note that there are areas designed for toddlers, but they are not partitioned off. Good luck keeping them from joining the big kids! Lookout Ridge also gets extra points in my book for being located in a multi-purpose building that includes a branch of the Washington County library, lush indoor landscaping, and the Central Park Amphitheater, a venue that features special live entertainment and movie nights.


  • Northtown Mall, 198 Northtown Dr NE, Blaine, MN 55434
  • 7625 Cahill Rd, Edina, MN 55439
  • 16501 County Rd 30, Maple Grove, MN 55311
  • 595 Hale Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128
Toddler playing with a big yellow ball at Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Open Jump hours: 9am-9pm Daily.
Admission: $16/60 min, $20/90 min, $24/120 min. SkyZone SkySocks must be purchased for $2/pair and are yours to keep.
Discounts: Memberships available.
: SkyZone is a blast (and a great workout!) at any age. Wall-to-wall trampolines, a bouncy basketball court, and a fly-in foam pit also are the makings of a great birthday party! Activities vary at each location.

Currently Closed:

Address: 2007 O’Neil Rd, Hudson, WI 54016
Open Play hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm, Sat/Sun: 9am-2pm. Passes must be pre-purchased online.
Admission: $8/day pass. 
Discounts: Monthly passes available. Discounts for multiple children. 
Details: Giggle Factory is a multi-level play structure with a spread of features including slides and a giant ball pit. There is a dedicated space for kiddos ages 3 years and under as well as space set aside for parents that need a breather. Note: While the website does not mention they are closed, pass links are not working and the playground’s Facebook page is down


Address: New Brighton Community Center, 400 10th Street NW, New Brighton, MN 55112

Open Play hours:
  Monday-Friday 9:00 am-8:00 pm
  Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Admission: $6.50/child ages 1-12, adults and under 1 free. Twilight Special – $3.50 after 6pm Mon-Fri.

Eagles Nest - Indoor Playground

Details: Eagles Nest was completely in 2017.  An adjacent gym traditionally offers preschool open playtime on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10.30am – 1.30pm.

Address: 2941 Coon Rapids Boulevard Northwest, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Open Play hours

  Monday – Thursday: 10am – 8pm
  Friday : 10am – 10pm
  Saturday: 10am – 10pm
  Sunday: 11am – 7pm
Admission: $5.95/3 hours (Play Zone only).
Discounts: Get a 10-Wristband Punch Card for $42.95
Details: While this family activity center offers a variety of other activities, including arcade games, for additional fees, the indoor playground is reasonably priced for regular visits. This area is exclusively for kids 11 and under and it requires socks for entrance. Socks are an additional $2, but can be reused.

Address: 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Open Play hours
: Mon-Sat 9am – 8pm, Sun 10am – 7pm. 
Admission: $5.50/resident or $6.50/non-resident ages 1-12, adults and under 1 free.
Discounts: Twilight Special – $3 after 7pm Mon-Sat and Sun after 5pm. Discounts for Military & MERSC.

Maple Maze Indoor Playground in Maple Grove Minnesota

Details: A 2011 renovation punched up the fun at this community gathering place. When I last visited with toddlers, the area devoted to them was pretty ho-hum; new additions give them more options for climbing and sliding if they’re not yet up to braving the “big maze”. The major play structure received updates as well. Four levels of new slides and obstacles to navigate have been installed, including pogo sticks and – will someone please explain this one to me – hoover rings? Parents (and kids) with sensitive stomachs should beware the multi-story orange-and-yellow spiral tube slides! Learn more about Maple Maze and all the Maple Grove Community Center has to offer here.

Address: 4580 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126
Open Play hours
: M, W, F: 8 – 9:45 am & 10 – 11:45 am.
Admission to playground only: $6/per child ages 1-12, adults free.

Tropical Adventures Indoor Playground

Details: This playground loses points for lacking a dedicated area for toddlers. There are some soft obstacles that might interest them, but it might be difficult to keep them out of the paths of older children. Preschoolers might have a great time climbing through the jungle-themed apparatus with its customary slides and caves. Make a day of visiting the Shoreview Community Center by hitting Tropics Indoor Waterpark (extra charges apply). There are interactive water features to suit every age: slides, sprinklers, water sports and a zero-depth entry pool.

Address: 10 Coon Rapids Boulevard, Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Open Play hours: Mon, Tue, Thu 4-8pm; Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 11-9pm
Admission: $11.99/child under 5; $15.99/child 5+
Discounts: Memberships Available.

Details: Thank you to reader, Jessie, for this suggestion. There is also a Plymouth location in the Twin Cities.

Address: 2292 Woodale Dr., Mounds View, MN 55112
Open Play hours: Tue-Sun: 11am-8pm
Admission: $16.99-$26.99
Discounts: Annual Passes available.

Kids bouncing at Zero Gravity Trampoline Park

Details: Read Gianna’s experience at Zero Gravity Here. Thank you to Maurine for reminding us to add this locally-owned Trampoline Park.


Smaller than a playground, but big enough to let your kids have some fun, these venues offer play areas and play spaces:


Address: The Shoppes at Arbor Lake, 12055 Elm Creek Blvd N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Open Play hours
: 2021 hours are inconsistent, but they are updating hours on Google regularly. Open by reservation and limited walk-ins.
Admission: 1- 9 yrs $12.00; 6-12 months $5.00; 0- 6 months $0.00; Adult 1-drink minimum ($3+)
Discounts: If you live near enough to visit often,  punch cards may be your best option. Or, put Minisota Play Café gift cards on your Christmas list. What mom wouldn’t love a “free coffee” courtesy of Grandma?
: The newest of indoor playgrounds, this café has a Minnesota-themed indoor play area combined with a café for adults with free wifi and a place to plug in. 


Address: 2200 Trail of Dreams, Prior Lake, MN 55372
Family Play hours: Mon – Fri: 8am – 7pm, Sat/Sun: 9am – 7pm. Family Play is currently suspended. Childcare is still available.
Admission: $6.50-$9.50/child, adults & under 1 year free. A “Family Play Special” is available for $35 and includes admission for 2 children, 1 large cheese pizza, a pitcher of pop and 10 tokens.
Details: Families are welcome to drop in at this contract and hourly childcare facility for open Family Play daily. Family Play takes place in the “Atrium”, fully equipped with a giant climbing structure, interactive games, daily art projects and much more. A full menu is available in the Playworks Grill.

Maplewood Mall Indoor Play Area

Address: 3001 White Bear Ave N, St Paul, MN 55109
Family Play hours: Mall Hours: 10am-8pm Mon-Sat; 11am-6pm Sun.
Admission: Free, but kiddie rides and carousel have fees.
Details: The mall has a small play area on the lower level with a nearby carousel.

Southdale Center Play Area 

Address: 10 Southdale Center, Edina, MN 55435-2402
Family Play hours: Mall Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11am-8pm; Fri-Sat: 10am-9pm; Sun: 12pm-6pm.
Admission: Free, but kiddie rides have fees.
Details: Find the play area on the lower level. There are nearby family restrooms and the mall offers wi-fi.

Kids play area at Southdale Center in Edina, Minnesota
Southdale Center Play Area


Discovery Center is Currently Closed

Snapology Minneapolis Discovery Center

Address: 2649 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Open Play hours:  Discovery Center closed. Look for Lattes & LEGO events on our calendar!
Admission: $8/child for unlimited play or $6/hr drop-off ($99.00 Unlimited Play Membership)
Details: Open-ended building time with LEGOS bricks, K’nex and other open-ended building materials. Drop-in play times can be a good compromise if you are sick of stepping on tiny plastic toys, but still want to encourage designing and building toys.

Snapology Summer Camps


These venues may be off our daily radar because of price, but with membership, they become another (and possibly less crowded) FREE daily option.


Address: 10 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
Family Play Hours: Sun-Thurs: 9am – 5pm, Fri-Sat: 9am – 8pm
Admission: $12.95/pp; Family Membership: $129/year
Details: This is one museum where kids are encouraged to be active. With exhibits like the scramble, kids are sure to be tired out by the time they are done. The downside is parking, but if you live close enough to bus, this is a pretty good deal.

Minnesota Children's Museuem
Climbing up to the top


Address: 300 South Avenue Level 3, Bloomington, MN 55425
Family Play hours: Daily 11am-5pm
Admission: $21.99/pp; Family Membership: $99.99/year
Details: You wouldn’t think “indoor play structure” when thinking about the Crayola Experience, but it has the Color Playground for bigger kids and a tot area as well as all the craft stations and kids activities.

Toddler Town at the Crayola Experience


Family Play Hours: Open Tuesday-Sunday
Admission: $15/hour; Family Membership: $14.99/pp/month – If you plan to jump more than once a month, this is totally worth it.
Details: There is so much to do at Rockin; Jump, everyone – including mom and dad – can go home tired!

Where Are They Now?

Unfortunately, some of our favorite indoor play spaces did not survive the shutdowns.  We will sadly miss these venues:

  • Brown Family Adventure Park | Ham Lake
    Details: This family owned and operated playground closed in June of 2020. The equipment was passed on to a church camp. Read more here.
  • Pinwheel Play | Chanhassen
    : Pinwheel closed due to unforeseen expenses and the closures.
  • Pump-It Up | Plymouth
    : There is an Eden Prairie Location that remains open.
  • InnerActive | Minnetonka
    : There is an Moundsview Location that remains open.
  • Monkey House | White Bear Lake
    Closed during the shutdowns.

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  2. Another East Metro indoor playground: Hudson GNG. They have an indoor playground and imaginative play center, as well as blacklight miniature golf.

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  4. maurine stenwick

    Zero Gravity (childrens amusement center) in Mounds view (near 35N and 10). did i miss it?
    trampoline park, ropes -uphigh challenge area, under 12 bouncy area, foam pit, climbing wall, arcade with skeeball and air hockey, birthday party area.

    1. You are right, Maurine. We totally dropped the ball. We even have Zero Gravity in our directory. We just completely overlooked it.

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