My boys and I visited the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis and this has been by far one of our all-time favorite museums. This museum is in an old flour mill and it has displays that are interactive, a baking lab and a grain elevator experience that takes you to the top of the museum.
This museum is not overly crowded so the boys were able to do all of the activities without lines or crowds. Our favorite part of the museum (aside from the baking lab!) was the level of interaction that the museum employees or volunteers that came with us to the top of the museum and the number of questions they answered for my boys. 5 stars for patience, knowledge and the best most friendly attitude we have experienced at a museum.
I would recommend this museum to ages 5+, there are several opportunities for smaller children, but it is limited and not centered around the idea that its a children’s museum. The boys were able to participate in all of the activities and learned so much about flour.
We came upon this museum really by accident and did not have any prior plans to make a visit here. We also happened upon a farmer’s market (it was a Saturday) that was happening both inside and outside of the ground floor of the museum entrance. It was a treat to get to see local vendors, grab a snack and find some local makers.