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.
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TWIN CITIES INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS IN THE SOUTH METRO
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.
Website: Eagan Community Center & 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: 1025 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 best days for meal deals. You can also find arcade and meal coupons on their website (link below).
Website: Chuck E. Cheese Burnsville Center.
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: Chuck E. Cheese also has locations in Woodbury (east metro), Blaine and Maple Grove (north metro).
Address: 3265 Northwood Circle, #100, Eagan, MN 55121
Open Play hours: Daily from 7am-9pm. Open Regular Hours.
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.
Website: Good Times Park in Eagan
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).
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: $18.95/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.
Website: Grand Slam Burnsville.
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).
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.
Website: Millz House Open Play.
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.
Address: 2015 Silver Bell Road #195, Eagan, MN 55122
Admission: $16/60 min, $21/90 min, $24/120 min – includes admission to all attractions.
Discounts: Memberships start at $14.99/month. We have had luck finding significant discounts on Groupon.
Website: Rockin Jump Eagan.
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: Junior Jumpers (ages 6 & under only) can take over Rockin Jump Friday: 9:00am to 12:00pm & Sunday: 9:00am to 11:00am. Cost is $12/child plus socks. Parents are not permitted to jump during this time.
More Indoor Fun Ideas in the Twin Cities:
TWIN CITIES INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS IN THE WEST METRO
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.
Website: 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: Level 2, Ridgedale Mall, 12401 Wayzata Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55305
Open Play hours: Open Daily. Find hours here.
Admission: $12/pp – Ages 0-99.
Discounts: Memberships available.
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: 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.
Website: Brookview Backyard Indoor Playground.
Details: Indoor playground featuring slides, long tubes for crawling, cargo climbs, bumper balls, log rollers, cave crawls, and more.
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. There is an option to purchase passes online.
Discounts: Memberships available.
Website: InnerActive Moundsview. Please note that the Minnetonka location has permanently closed.
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: 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)
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.
Discounts: Memberships available, occasional Groupon deals.
Website: Kids Empire Minnesota.
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.
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.
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.
Website: Rainbow Play Systems.
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.
Address: 14509 Minnetonka Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55345
Open Play hours: Mon-Sat: 8am-8pm
Discounts: Admission FREE for fitness center members. Memberships available to Minnetonka and St. Louis Park residents.
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: 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.
Discounts: Plymouth residents are only $5/pp.
Website: KUBE Indoor Playground.
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. 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.
TWIN CITIES INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS - EAST METRO
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.
Website: 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: 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/ages 1-17.
Website: Lookout Ridge Indoor Playground.
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.
- 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
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.
Details: 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.
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.
Website: 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.
TWIN CITIES INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS - NORTH METRO
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. An adjacent gym traditionally offers preschool open playtime on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12-3pm, included with admission to the indoor playground.
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.
Website: 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: 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.
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: 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 Adventure Indoor Playground at Shoreview Community Center.
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.
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.
TWIN CITIES INDOOR PLAY AREAS & PLAY SPACES
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.
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.
Website: Minisota Play Cafe.
Details: 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.
Twin Cities Mall Play Areas
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 the carousel have fees.
Details: The mall has a small play area on the lower level with a nearby carousel.
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.
MEMBERSHIP-WORTHY INDOOR PLAY IDEAS
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.
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.
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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