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 perfect 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, escape the cold of the winter months, heat of summer and wet rainy days — and perhaps a break for moms and dads.

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

Twin Cities Indoor Playgrounds and Play Areas Guide

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Peekaboo Play Café | Albertville

Address: 5985 Large Ave NE, Albertville, MN 55301
Open Play Hours
: Weekdays 9am-1pm; Wednesdays 4:30-7pm; Weekends 9am-Noon.

Admission: $11.50/child ages 6mo-10 years. One baby/one supervising adult FREE. Additional adults $5.
Discounts: 10 Play Pass $85.00
Website: Peekaboo Play Café.
Details: The play area has a sensory room and indoor playground for small children and a small arcade for older kids. Snacks and coffee bar available for purchase. $11.50/child ages 6 months+; one free baby and one free adult with paid child.

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.
Grand Slam Coon Rapids.

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 special area is exclusively for kids 11 and under and it requires socks for entrance. Socks are an additional $2, but can be reused.

Address: 19138 Freeport Ave, Elk River, MN 55330
Open Play hours: Open Monday-Saturday. 8am-8pm.
Admission: $11.95/first child; $10.95/2 or more. Under 1 FREE.
Birthday Parties: Yes. Learn more here.
Website: Avery’s Adventures
Verified: December 2023
Details: Soft climbing, sliding and bouncing structures, plus riding toys perfect for the pre-K crowd, but kids up to age 12 will find it fun.

Address: 316 Brookview Parkway South, Golden Valley, MN 55426
Open Play:  Mon-Sat 9am-8pm; Sun: 9:30am-5pm.
Admission: $6 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.
Birthday Parties: Yes. Learn more here.
Brookview Backyard Indoor Playground.
Verified: December 2023

Brookview Backyard

Details: Indoor playground featuring slides, long tubes for crawling, cargo climbs, bumper balls, log rollers, cave crawls, and more.

Address: 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Open Play hours
: Mon-Sat 9am – 8pm, Sun 10am – 7pm. 

Admission: $6/pp ages 1-12. Supervising adults and under 1 free.
Discounts: Discounts for Military & MERSC.
Website: Maple Maze at the Maple Grove Community Center.

Maple Maze Indoor Playground in Maple Grove Minnesota

Details: A renovation a few years back 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: 11701 95th Avenue North, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Open Play hours
: Daily 7am-9pm. 

Admission: $12/child ages 1-17. Supervising adults and under 1 free with paid sibling.
Discounts: Memberships available.
Website: Playground Plaza.

Details: 20,000 square foot playground equipment, field space, small bounce area, and play areas in a climate-controlled indoor space. Party Rooms available. Socks required.

Address: Plymouth Community Center, 14800 34th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55447
Open Play: 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.
Website: KUBE Indoor Playground.


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 brings backyard fun indoors with playhouses, ramps, spiral slide, towers with ladders and more. Ask about the Sensory Room if you need to calm an overstimulated child or are looking for a quiet place to rock a baby. Best for ages 2-12. 

Bonus: Open Play returns to Plymouth Fieldhouse this October. The session with inflatables for toddlers and youth is held Wednesdays, 10:30am-1:30pm. Cost is $5/child. As the temp dips, dress warmly as the fieldhouse is only heated to 55 degrees.

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; $27-$42/pp 5+

Discounts: Memberships available.
Wesbite: Urban Air Adventure Park, Plymouth.

Details: Thank you to reader, Jessie, for this suggestion. We don’t blame her for being eagar to share this adventure hub: trampolines, laser tag, mini golf, bowling, ropes course, zip line, ninja obstacles – wow! We recommend saving this indoor park for a splurge day. For younger ones seeking an indoor play area, the Tubes Playground fills that bill. There is also a Coon Rapids location in the Twin Cities metro area.


North Metro addresses:

  • Northtown Mall, 198 Northtown Dr NE, Blaine, MN 55434
  • 16501 County Rd 30, Maple Grove, MN 55311

Open Jump hours: 9am-9pm daily.
Admission: $17-$22 plus tax/90 min. SkyZone SkySocks must be purchased for $3.50/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.
Website: SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park.

Kids playing at Sky Zone Trampoline Park

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. 
The Giggle Factory, Hudson WI.

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. 

Address: 2760 Enloe Street, Hudson, WI 54016
Open Play hours: Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm.
Admission: $8.50/Ages 3-12; $5/age 2 & $4/ages 1- 2. Chaperones and siblings 1 and under free.
Discounts: Combine the playground with the mini golf to save on both.
Hudson GNG, Hudson WI.

Details: Thanks to our reader, Shawn for this recommendation of this “indoor playground and imaginative play center, as well as blacklight miniature golf.”

Address: 2240 Woodale Drive, Mounds View, MN 55112
Open Play
: Daily, 7:30am-7:30pm

Admission: $12/child ages 1-17 for a day-long pass, adults are free. There is an option to purchase passes online.
Discounts: Memberships available.
Birthday Parties: Yes. Learn more here.
Website: InnerActive Moundsview. Please note that the Minnetonka location has permanently closed.
Verified: December 2023.

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. For the very smallest visitors, there is an onsite mother’s room for quiet nursing or rocking time.

InnerActive Indoor Playground in Mounds View, Minnesota
InnerActive Indoor Playground in Mounds View, Minnesota

Address: 2292 Woodale Dr., Mounds View, MN 55112
Open Play hours:
Tue-Sun: 11am-8pm
Discounts: Annual passes available.
Zero Gravity Adventure Park.

Details: Thank you to Maurine for reminding us to add this locally-owned Trampoline Park with a ropes challenge area, a bouncy area for smaller kids under 12, a foam pit, a climbing wall, and an arcade with skeeball and air hockey. They also host Birthday Parties.

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: $7/child ages 1-12, adults and under 1 free. 

Details: Eagles Nest was completely made over in 2017 with even more ways to run the wiggles out. There is still a dedicated space for the youngest to play in the Toddler Area and mothers can find a breastfeeding room. An adjacent gym traditionally offers preschool open playtime on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12-3pm, included with admission to the indoor playground.

Address: 595 Hale Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128
Open Jump hours
: 9am-9pm daily.

Admission: $17-$22 plus tax/90 min. SkyZone SkySocks must be purchased for $3.50/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.
Website: SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park.

Toddler playing with a big yellow ball at Sky Zone Trampoline Park

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: $6.25-$6.75/per child ages 1-12, adults free.
Website: Tropical Adventures Indoor Playground at Shoreview Community Center.

Tropical Adventures Play Area at Shoreview Community Center, Shoreview Minnesota

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: 14645 Felton Court #104, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Pay to Play hours
: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9am-4pm; Wed 9am-12pm. 

Admission: $8 per child.
Discounts: Purchase a Punch Pass and get $6/child admission.
Birthday Parties: Yes. Learn more here.
Website: Millz House Open Play.
Verified: December 2023

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. 

Address1025 Burnsville Center, Burnsville, MN 55306
Open Play hours: Tue-Thur: 11am-9pm; Fri: 11am-10pm; Sat: 10am-10pm; Sun 11am-5pm. Closed Mondays.

Admission: Free with dining; game play is extra.
Discounts: Tuesdays & Wednesdays tend to be the best days for meal deals. You can also find arcade and meal coupons on their website (link below).
Birthday Parties: Yes. Learn More.

Website: Chuck E. Cheese Burnsville Center.
Verified: December 2023

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.

More Cheese, please: Scroll Down — Chuck E. Cheese also has locations in Woodbury (east metro), Blaine and Maple Grove (north metro).

Address: 12425 River Ridge Boulevard, Burnsville, MN 55337
Open Play hours
: Mon-Thurs 12pm-8pm; Fri-Sat 10am-10pm; Sun 11am-7pm
Admission: $6.95/3 hours – Playground Only.

Packages: $19.95/participant for 3 hours of play includes Play Zone, Mini Golf & Crazy Cars. $22.95 adds the trampoline park.
Discounts: We like the Daytime Special – $12.95 for unlimited Play Zone, trampolines and mini golf, Mon-Thurs, 12-4pm. Some blackout dates apply.
Birthday Parties: Yes. Learn more here.
Grand Slam Burnsville.
Verified: December 2023

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.

Tweens & teens: This is a particularly good indoor play option if you have a span of ages in your family. My older kids enjoy Grand Slam for the trampolines, laser tag, batting cages, bumper cars and pirate-themed mini golf (whew).

Address7750 Harkness Ave. S., Suite 101, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Open Play Hours: Hours change seasonally. Winter hours: M-Th 9am-5pm; Friday 9am-3pm; Saturday 9am-1pm.
Admission: Drop-In Play $15/child; $12/sibling; $5 babies 0-9months (or free with sibling).
Discounts: Play Passes an Memberships available.
Birthday Parties: Yes. Learn More.
Website: The Little Village.
Verified: December 2023

Address: Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121
Open Play hours
: Daily October 1 – May 31: Weekdays: 6am – 9pm; Weekends: 7am-8pm.

Admission: $5/kids ages 18 mos. to 12 yrs; Adults 13+ & under 18 mos: FREE.
Discounts: Purchase a 10-punch pass for $45.
Birthday Parties: Yes. Learn More.
Website: Eagan Community Center & The Blast Indoor Playground.
Verified: December 2023

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 hosts Blast & Play Tues/Thurs/Fri from 9am-noon. 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). We’ve enjoyed this deal a number of times. 

Address: 3265 Northwood Circle, #100, Eagan, MN 55121
Open Play hours: Daily from 7am-9pm. Closed some Holidays. 
Admission: Purchase Play Today passes online in advance. A one-day pass is $10.95+tax per child under 18 (under 1 year play free).
Discounts: Memberships available online. Please see the website for additional information on group and membership rates.
Birthday Parties: Yes. Learn more here.
Website: Good Times Park in Eagan
Verified: December 2023

Bonus for Mom & Dad: Good Times Park added a gourmet coffee station in fall of 2022!

Details: There’s been quite a bit of buzz about this 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. Unlike most of the parks on this list, Good times is family-owned and operated. 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). There is a nursing room onsite for mothers with infants or those who need a quiet break.

Address: 2015 Silver Bell Road #195, Eagan, MN 55122
Open: Tuesday-Sunday
Admission: $22.99/90 minutes or $29.99/all day
Discounts: Memberships start at $22.99/month and allow jumpers 2 hours a day. $25.99/month allows unlimited jumping.
Birthday Parties: Yes. Learn more here.
Website: Sky Zone Eagan
Verified: December 2023

Details: The FFTC kids are big fans of the trampolines, ninja warrior course, basketball hoops and rock climbing tower. Additional activities such as an inflatable warped wall, a huge 1800 sq ft inflated obstacle course and a dedicated indoor play area for kids 6 and under are also included. When you need a snack or drink, there is a staffed snack bar. Safety grips socks are required and can be purchased at the park. Their parties are always a hit with kids of all ages.

For little ones: Little Leapers (ages 6 and under) offers a special rate for little kids and includes an accompanying adult who can jump with their child. Available Monday-Friday from open-noon. Cost is $17.99/child plus socks for 90 minutes of jumping. 

Child attempting ninja course at Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park in Eagan Minnesota

Address: Woodbury Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN 55125
Open Play hours

February 2024 Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon
Closed March 1, 2024- Fall 2025.
Admission: $5.50/ages 1-17. 
Website: Lookout Ridge Indoor Playground.

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 with life-like designs on the wall and faint sound effects providing 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.


Address: 10606 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431
Open Play: Weekdays: 10am-8pm; Weekends/Holidays: 10am-10pm.
Admission: $22.99 per child (Up to 2 adults Free per child)
Discounts: Memberships available, occasional Groupon deals.
Website: Kids Empire Minnesota.

Details: Dedicated Tot Spot with slides, trampolines, ball pit, riding toys and a dance floor; Bigger kids will enjoy The Maze with areas for climbing, spinning, building with giant blocks, motorized riding toys, slides, soccer arena, black light dance floor and other obstacles.

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.
Website: Rainbow Play Systems.

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

Address: 1018 Gateway Drive, Chaska MN 55318
Open Play: Subject to Change. Check social media for current times.
Admission: $15.00 per child
Discounts: Memberships available.
Birthday Parties: Yes.
Website: Play Date.
Verified: December 2023

Details: Indoor play equipment for toddlers and preschoolers. Bring your own snacks. Purchase entrance code online or at the door.

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; $5.50/18mon-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 wall for climbing and a space dedicated to toddlers. Socks required.
Website: Prairie Play Zone Indoor Playground.

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: $10 per child. All ages welcome, but kids must be at least 34″ to jump on the inflatables.
Discounts: Sign up to get special offers by email.
Wesbite: Pump It Up Eden Prairie.

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.

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.
Birthday Parties: Yes. Learn more here.
Website: Adventure Peak Indoor Playground.
Verified: December 2023

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. Little Peak, the small toddler area is included, but it’s tough to keep the littlest ones from straying into The Summit – 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: Level 2, Ridgedale Mall, 12401 Wayzata Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55305
Open Play hours: Open Daily. Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm; Fri-Sat 10am-6pm; Sunday 1-6pm.
Admission: $15/pp – Ages 0-99.
Birthday Parties: Yes. Learn more here.
Website: Minnesota Playseum.
Verified: December 2023
Details: Formerly known as Minnesota Playseum, the play space opened in Minnesota in November of 2019. It is located on the 2nd floor of the mall near JC Penney. If you’re familiar with the Minnesota Children’s Museum, this is a similar, scaled-down version.

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 tree house 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:  1255 Fuller St. S., Shakopee, MN 55379; 952-233-9500
: Weekdays: 5 am-9pm; Saturdays: 6am-8pm; Sunday: 8am-8pm. 

Admission: $4 Residents/$6 Non-Residents per child.
Discounts: Free admission with membership.
Birthday Parties: Yes. Learn more here.
Website: Shakopee MN.
Verified: January 2024

Details: Geared towards kids ages 10 and under, the playground has a smaller soft-play area for smaller kids. Socks required.


Smaller than a playground, but big enough to let your kids have some fun, these venues offer creative indoor play areas and play spaces out of the Minnesota elements:

Snapology Minneapolis Discovery Center | Minneapolis

Address: 2649 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Open Play hours: The website currently states that “hours vary” and encourages signing up in advance. Look for Lattes & LEGO events on our calendar!
Admission: $10/child for unlimited play.
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.
Website: Snapology Minneapolis Discovery Center.

Snapology Summer Camps

Minisota Play Cafe | Maple Grove

Address: The Shoppes at Arbor Lake, 12055 Elm Creek Blvd N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Open Play hours
: Typically open 9am-5pm with later hours on the weekend. Please check the website for the most up to date hours.

Admission: 1- 9 yrs $12.50; 6-12 months/$6.00; adults/$4, 0- 6 months FREE.
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.
Minisota Play Cafe.

Details: This café has a Minnesota-themed indoor play area combined with a café for adults with free wifi and a place to plug in. Built by a parent for parents, the food is allergen friendly and they have a nursing room for mother’s who want a private space.

Twin Cities Mall Play Areas

Kids Castle at Maplewood Mall

Address: 3001 White Bear Ave N, St Paul, MN 55109
Family Play hours: Open 7 days a week from 10 am to 7 pm.
Admission: Kids: $12.95/first hour; $5.95/additional hours; adult chaperones: Free.
Details: Best for toddlers and preschoolers. Play area has a castle theme with ball pit, climbing and sliding structures. Includes riding toys and a road to drive around. 

Little Logger’s Play Area at Rosedale Center 

Address: 1595 Highway 36 W #10, Roseville, MN 55113
Family Play hours: Mall Hours.
Admission: Free admission, but kiddie rides have fees.
Details: The play area is contained in its own enclosed space. Find it on the south side of the first floor.

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 admission, but kiddie rides have fees.
Details: Find the soft 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


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

Minnesota Children’s Museum | Saint Paul

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


Crayola Experience | Mall of America

Address: 300 South Avenue Level 3, Bloomington, MN 55425
Family Play hours: Daily 11am-5pm
Admission: $26/pp online; Family Memberships available.
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

Rockin’ Jump | Eagan

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? Permanently closed indoor playgrounds in the Twin Cities

  • Bouncing-Ton | Bloomington
    The inflatables were located inside Valley West Shopping Center.
  • Brown Family Adventure Park | Ham Lake
    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
  • 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
  • Playworks Atrium | Prior Lake
    Details: The Atrium is no longer open to the public for open play. The space still offers contract childcare.

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