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Playdate Reservations

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Schedule a Private Playdate in ASI’s Family Gallery

New to ASI, Playdates are opportunities for families and groups to book exclusive one-hour play sessions in ASI’s Family Gallery on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Playdates allow for safe, physically distanced, and sanitized experiences for families and learning pods looking for opportunities to play and explore the exhibitions on view.

Each group will receive a one-hour block of time to explore the Family Gallery (50 minutes to play, 10 minutes to transition), along with a play bag with sanitized blocks, board books, magnetized tiles, and more.

On view now in ASI’s Family Gallery is Water, sky and me featuring the colorful artwork of Stina Wirsén.

Your group can explore the museum before or after your time in the Family Gallery. Please do not purchase museum admission online or ahead of time – make sure to call and request a Playdate in the Family Gallery. ASI staff members will take payment by phone when you reserve your playdate. Same-day spots may be available, but please call ahead in check.


  • $15 / Family or Learning Pod
  • Free for Member family or Member Learning Pod
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  • Museum admission is included with your playdate
  • Maximum 10 people allowed in one group.


Reservations are made online using the calendar below, or by phone. If you call, please call 612-871-4907, ext. 0 during open museum hours (10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Thursdays – Sundays)

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Use the arrows to select a date. Currently only available Fridays – Sunday. Click on the time your group would like to attend to be taken to the payment page.



More about Playdates

Your group will have exclusive access to the Family Gallery for 1 hour (50 minutes to play, 10 minutes to transition.)

Reservations are available at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30, Thursday-Sunday.

A group of one household or one learning pod may reserve a playdate for up to 10 individuals. Groups who arrive with more than 10 will be offered a refund and asked to reschedule.