Sibling Play Area

The Sibling Play Area is a creative space specially designed for patients and their families. The staff works closely with child life specialists, the Family Resource Center, and volunteers to create a supportive environment where children feel welcome to play. We have a wide selection of toys, games, music, books and crafts for all ages.

In addition to the large indoor play space, the Sibling Play Area offers an attached outdoor play area with a climbing structure and a soft surface where children can engage in more active play.

  • Visitors must be without a cold, flu, or other ill symptoms
  • All adults and children must have a hospital ID badge from the Welcome Center and pass the wellness screening

Who can use the Sibling Play Area

  • Children’s patients on standard precaution, their families, and other visitors who have passed the wellness check
    • Includes inpatient & approved outpatient clinics
  • Siblings and other pediatric visitors of patients not on standard precaution are permitted to use the Sibling Play Area before visiting patients in their rooms
    • Please note this excludes enteric and airborne – visitors of patients on enteric or airborne precautions are not permitted to use the play area at this time

Sibling drop-off

  • Monday – Friday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • 2 years and older
  • 90-minute limit
  • Available for inpatient siblings
  • Available for approved outpatient clinic siblings


Location information

At Children’s Minnesota – Minneapolis campus, located on the 2nd floor near the welcome center.

Open Monday – Friday, from:
9:30 AM – 12 PM
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM