Sibling Play Areas


Brothers and sisters of patients at Children's of Minnesota are invited to spend time in the Sibling Play Area. It is a fun, safe space that offers supervised child care.

The Sibling Play Area is designed to give family members a break with the comfort of knowing that siblings are receiving special attention, and enjoying themselves in a creative environment.

Sibling Play Area – Minneapolis
Second floor near Welcome Center

Child Life Zone – St. Paul
Third floor

Monday - Saturday: Hours vary, please call ahead to confirm

Activities and Guidelines

Age-appropriate activities include:

  • arts and crafts
  • books
  • toys and games
  • special events

Sibling Play Area Guidelines:

  • Children must be checked-in and checked-out with a parent, guardian, or other adult. Photo ID is required at the time of pick-up.
  • Children must be at least 2 years old.
  • Diaper changing is not provided or allowed in the Sibling Play Area.
  • Children may stay in the Sibling Play Area for 1 ½ hours, up to 2 visits per day.
  • Food and drink are not allowed.
  • Children with cold or flu symptoms may not use the Sibling Play Area.