COVID-19 info: Surgeries are being scheduled at our surgery centers in Minneapolis and St. Paul. We are taking precautions to keep your family safe.  Learn more about what to expect for surgery »

Some surgeries are being scheduled at Children’s Minnesota Surgery Centers in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Children’s Minnesota Surgery and Specialty Center in Minnetonka continues to be temporarily closed.

A COVID-19 test is needed before scheduled surgeries at Children’s Minnesota. The COVID-19 test is important to ensure we can provide the best care and determine the timing for your child’s care and treatment.

If your child is scheduled for surgery at Children’s Minnesota, click here for more information about preparing for surgery at this time:
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Getting ready for surgery

To help you and your family prepare for surgery, we’ve compiled Children’s Minnesota resources specific to parents, teens and kids.

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Surgery center tours

COVID-19 update:

Surgery center tours are not currently available due to COVID-19 safety precautions. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Children’s Minnesota offers optional surgery center tours designed to help parents, siblings and other family members learn what to expect before, during and after surgery. Our child life specialists lead the tours. They teach the family what to expect throughout their surgery experience, in an age-appropriate way.

Tours include:

  A tour of the surgery center.
  The opportunity for children to explore and learn about the day of surgery.
  The chance for parents to meet with staff and have their questions answered.

Find the tour hours and information below for the Children’s Minnesota location where your child will have surgery. You must register by noon on the day of the tour.

Please note, registering your family for a surgery center tour is different than registering your child for the surgery. A tour is optional, but you must register your child for surgery.

Tours include:

  A tour of the surgery center.
  The opportunity for children to explore and learn about the day of surgery.
  The chance for parents to meet with staff and have their questions answered.

Children’s Minnesota Surgery Center – Minneapolis

  Tours are held Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
Please check in at the second floor Welcome Center by 6:15 p.m.:
2525 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

  Parking is available in the Green or Blue parking ramps connected to Children’s Minnesota (parking fees apply).
See campus and parking map (PDF).

  For more information, or to register for a tour by phone, call 651-220-6116.

Children’s Minnesota Surgery Center – St. Paul

  Tours are held Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m.
Please check in at the hospital Welcome Center by 5:15 p.m.:
345 North Smith Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102

  Park in the Red Parking Ramp (parking fees apply).
See campus and parking map (PDF).

  For more information, or to register for a tour by phone, call 651-220-6116.

Children’s Minnesota Surgery and Specialty Center – Minnetonka

Tours are held Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:15 p.m.:
6050 Clearwater Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55343

  Parking is free. Check in at the front desk when you arrive.
See campus and parking map (PDF).

  For more information, or to register for a tour by phone, call 952-930-8700.

FAQ

Who can come to the program?
All family members are welcome. However, please do not bring anyone who has a cold, cough or other signs of infectious disease.

What if we cannot attend during the scheduled time?
Contact the Child Life Department at 612-813-6259 to make other arrangements.

What if the day I want to attend is a holiday?
When a holiday falls on the day your location’s tours are held, call us at 651-220-6116 to set up an individual tour.

What if there’s bad weather the day of the tour?
If public schools in the tour location’s city close early or cancel evening activities due to inclement weather, our tours will also be canceled. Please check mpls.k12.mn.us for Minneapolis, spps.org for St. Paul, and minnetonkaschools.org for Minnetonka for school closure updates.