On Friday, March 6th, 2020, a new pop-up exhibit will open inside the Mall of America, and you’ll definitely want to bring your smartphone!
It’s called the “Museum of Memories” and it’s a fun and interactive walk-through trip down memory lane, inspired by childhood memories and imagination.
We visited this past weekend for a preview of the Museum of Memories, had a blast taking tons of creative photos, and got to meet and chat with the creator, Steffi Lynn!
Steffi and her co-founder Jeremy Tsui opened their first location in Dallas, and now their second location is opening at the Mall of America. It will be open until September and tickets are available now.
Like Candytopia last year, there are many rooms with props and backdrops for creative photos galore. But the difference is that instead of going only in one direction from room to room like you had to do in Candytopia, here you can go anywhere you want throughout the exhibit!
There were about 7 rooms, and they all had a different theme.
The room with the big bowl of cereal was very popular with my kids – they kept wanting to play in it! The balls were like those in a big ball pit, and the “marshmallows” were pillows. There were step ladders to get in and out (but you may need to help your kids a bit).
One room was pink and had a big “diary” with girly pencils and an eraser, another room had giant ice cream sculptures, and yet another room had big art supplies and a black and white wall with all kinds of words and doodles.
All of the props were movable and could be held or posed with.
Definitely a lot of fun props for kids and teens, as you can see.
We wanted to take a nap in the room with clouds…
What I loved about this place was how all ages can get creative together! Kids, teens, adults, couples, families – it really brought out our own creativity and we just kept going with the fun.
And who doesn’t want to play with their kids in a giant bowl of cereal?
Here are some views of what the rooms look like – ready for your interaction!
Steffi, the creator, is the NICEST person, and shared with me that there will actually be 5 more rooms added for opening day! These pictures I’m sharing here are only a fraction of what we saw there, and there will be even more added!
And there are many murals on the wall too – so many, many great photo opps are here.
General admission is $27.
Kids ages 4-12 are $22.
Kids 3 and under are FREE.
Tickets are priced similar to Candytopia. It’s not the cheapest, and unfortunately there are no discounts (as of now), but like many concerts and museums, you’re paying for a unique experience. I think it’s a lot of fun, and if you liked Candytopia, you’ll definitely like this.
Is it a good idea to bring little kids here?
I think little kids would be fun to bring here for some fun pics, but note that the props are big and can fall easily on a little one. Also, the cereal bowl is deep (they said it was 3 times as big as the one they had in Dallas!), so I would be careful holding a little one here.
Otherwise, I think it’s a lot of fun for all ages, and if you get a chance to visit, I think you’ll be glad you did.
To learn more, I suggest visiting their website and following Museum of Memories on Facebook and Instagram: