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Plan Your Visit

Museum hours, admission prices, location, and all the info you need before visiting SPARK!


Located in Apache Mall in the south corridor of the J.C. Penney wing

1201 12th Street SW Suite 632

Rochester, MN 55902

Museum Hours

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm*
​*Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm


Children under one year of age: FREE

Adults and Children over one: $12.00

Seniors (60 and older): $11.00

Military and family members (with valid ID): $11.00

Play For All (EBT/SNAP): $6.00

*Play For All tickets must be purchased in person, in the museum with valid ID and proof of assistance.

Tickets purchased through the SPARK Website are good for any day we are open for general admission. This makes the tickets as flexible as possible for your family. All persons in your party 1 year-old and up will need to have paid admission or be covered under a membership for admission to to SPARK. 

SPARK Memberships

Already a member, or looking for more information on becoming a SPARK Member? Click below for more information on all membership packages! An annual membership provides admission to the Museum, exclusive member discounts and so much more!  We have packages to choose from, each providing an incredible value for a year to discover, learn, and play together!

Things to Know Before you Visit

  • Tickets may be purchased at the museum or online.

  • Tickets are required for all children and adults entering the museum.

  • We ask that each family or group visiting has a 1 to 5 adult to child ratio in order to ensure that all visitors have an enjoyable experience.

  • No reservations required - tickets for general admission may be used at any time, any day that the museum is open.

SPARK Safety Guidelines

​In an increased effort to keep our visitors safe and healthy, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines during your visit: 

  • SPARK will closely follow CDC guidelines and adjust policies accordingly. 

  • All children must be watched and accompanied by an adult while at the museum.

  • Visitors should be respectful of materials, props and exhibits to ensure that future children can enjoy the space.

  • Our Sparkologists work hard to clean and sanitize the museum, exhibits and props everyday.

If you have questions about guidelines or procedures please call the museum at 507-218-3100 

recurring programs!

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Grandparents Day

Every Tuesday, Grandparents play FREE at SPARK! 

Thanks to Astrup Family Foundation, Sterling Pharmacy, and Carl and Verna Schmidt.

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Discovery Play

The Third Tuesday of every month from 5:00- 7:00PM. Discovery Play is free for families who need quieter music, lower lights, and fewer people to learn and play at SPARK.  

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Member Morning

Every Wednesday the first hour of the day is for Members Only! Enjoy a more open museum Wednesday mornings, 9:00 - 10:00AM.

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