Children’s Discovery Museum

Two Museums, One Location

Welcome to the Children’s Discovery Museum, located in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. The combined Children’s Discovery Museum and the Judy Garland Museum features a large collection of Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland memorabilia, the restored 1920’s Birthplace home of Judy Garland, interactive Children’s exhibits, on 2 acres in the heart of Minnesota. The attached museums have been created for all ages and have something for everyone. Come and enjoy a step back in time at the Judy Garland Museum and explore all the engaging exhibits at the Children’s Discovery Museum.

Enriching the lives of the children in Northern Minnesota through fun, educational, and hands-on learning experiences, and sparking the joy of discovery through the exploration of science, arts, and humanities.

Guests With Reservations Are Priority

Please be advised: Without a reservation, you may be turned away, if all our time slots are filled.


The Children's Discovery Museum now offers educational programming to enhance children's learning by bringing the exhibits alive.

The Children's Discovery Museum is also a proud sponsor of the Gems of Itasca project, a series featuring Itasca County and its many landmarks. The first episode showcases the Judy Garland Museum. Check the Facebook page and cdm website for weekly programming topics and activities


The Children's Discovery Museum is one of the only children's museums located in a rural area in a town of fewer than 10,000 inhabitants anywhere in the nation.

Our museum was one of the first Children’s Museums in Minnesota. They have grown in popularity as Minnesota is now home to more than 7 Children’s museums where all provide opportunities for children to learn about many different subjects through hands-on exhibits and experiences.

Under Construction

Keep your eyes peeled for the announcements of our new areas!!!