Sibling play areas

Brothers and sisters of hospital patients are invited to spend time in our Sibling Play Areas. They are fun, safe space that offers supervised child care.

Sibling Play Areas are 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.

Locations, hours and phone numbers

Great Clips™ Sibling Play Area – Minneapolis
Location: Second floor near the Welcome Center
Phone: 612-813-7051
Open Monday – Saturday. Hours vary, please call ahead

Child Life Zone – St. Paul
Siblings may be checked in for sibling play time (mornings only)
Location: River Tower Third floor
Phone: 651-220-9663
Open Monday – Saturday. Hours vary, please call ahead.


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 two years old
  • Diaper changing is not provided or allowed in the Sibling Play Area
  • Children may stay in the Sibling Play Area for 1.5 hours, up to two visits per day
  • Food and drink are not allowed
  • Children with cold or flu symptoms may not use the sibling play area
  • Patients who are under precautions may not visit the sibling play area
  • If siblings have visited their sister or brother in precautions, they may not visit the sibling play area



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