September 251:00 pm – 3:30 pm
September 285:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A Swede's way of saying “no worries”, this phrase translates literally to “no cow on the ice".
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!— ASI Member
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI— CNN
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI
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Families with children of all ages are welcome at ASI to learn through play, explore interactive gallery space, and take part in handcraft, food, language and cultural programs.
ASI has adopted new health and safety measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review our health and safety protocols before visiting.
Strollers are welcome at ASI, although space is often tight in the Turnblad Mansion. The use of strollers may also be restricted in certain exhibition galleries or because of high visitor volume. Oversized strollers, including jogging strollers and side-by-side strollers, must be left outside the Turnblad Mansion.
For your convenience, umbrella strollers are available to check out at the ASI front desk with an ID.
Family / all-gender restrooms and changing stations are located at the Lower Level of the Turnblad Mansion and on the 1st floor of Nelson Cultural Center near the FIKA Café. All are welcome to use the restroom of their choice.
FIKA Café offers family-friendly meals and was named “Best Place to Eat With Your Kids in Minneapolis” by City Pages (2014).
Please note that food and drink are not permitted in the Turnblad Mansion or the Osher Gallery.
You are welcome to nurse your child wherever you’re most comfortable. A Quiet Room is located on the Lower Level of the Turnblad Mansion for those looking for privacy or a comfortable place to rest.
The outdoor playcart is available April–September (weather permitting) and features tools for the youngest visitors to enrich their visit and find something new and surprising while exploring the outdoor spaces at ASI.
ASI’s Family Gallery encourages the youngest visitors to play, touch, read, and learn. The Family Gallery exhibit and design changes every year.
Not every house has a Tomte, but the Turnblad Mansion does! Write Tomte a note or ask him a question. His mailbox is located in the turret on the Turnblad Mansion Level 3.
Here are a few tips to help make your visit a success.
Free admission for kids under 6! View our hours and reserve admission before arriving.
Browse FIKA’s seasonally inspired menu with options for diners of all ages.
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