The Monkey House, 1815 Buerkle Rd, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 Open Play Hours:
10am-3pm Tues-Friday- GREAT for preschoolers, but older kids welcome!
Holidays and No School Days- Check Events page Admission per child $7.50; up to 2 Adults and children under 1 year free with a paid child admission.
The Monkey House is a relatively new indoor playground. They opened last January. They specialize in private events such as birthday parties but offer open play hours nearly every day. We were lucky enough to be invited to a birthday party shortly after they opened last year. The Indoor Play Center is 5000 square and includes inflatable bounce houses, an obstacle course, an eighteen foot slide as well as climbers and a foam pit. While not as elaborate as some of the city-owned indoor play areas, it is head and shoulders above any mall play area I’ve gone too.
What they really need to do is offer a game-day package for football season. I’d be lining up to go almost every Sunday if I could watch the packers in peace while they kids had a good time (and everyone had pizza).
The Monkey House also offers a place to host birthday parties. Private parties start at $129 for a no frills – just play package. All other packages (starting at $199) include use of a party room and food.
Joy Peters is a co-creator and writer for FamilyFunTwinCities.com.