The Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm is located at 1201 28th Avenue N in Fargo, North Dakota with a phone number of 701-232-6102.

The museum is located in a house built by Newton Whitman in 1876. The house was the first brick house built in Dakota Territory. The Whitman family lived in the house until it was sold to the Yunker family in 1905. The Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm began in 1985. After a complete renovation of the century old, red brick farm house it opened as the Children’s Museum in November of 1989.

There are more than 50 hands-on exhibits designed to engage, educate, stimulate creativity, and encourage interaction between the child and the exhibit, and between the child and parents. The Children’s Museum has become a unique and special place where parents can interact, play, create, and learn with their children. In addition, the Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm also offers a variety of educational programs, special events and outreach programs. Unique to this particular Children’s Museum is the home-like atmosphere.

The Children’s Museum’s goals include:

• Providing a setting for discovery
• Respect for young learners
• To instill a desire for learning
• To develop empathy and respect for others
• To present materials in an unusual, challenging and unique manner

The Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm has been recognized as one of the top twenty five children’s museums in the country by Child magazine. It is also Fargo’s favorite spot for a family outing.

Admission Cost

Adults/Children are $4 per person, Children less than 1 year is free, members are free.


During the school year:

• Tues./Wed./Fri./Sat: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• Thursday: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
• Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• Closed Monday except during school holidays.

Summer hours:

• Mon./Tues./Wed./Fri./Sat.: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• Thursday: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
• Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Examples of the types of exhibits at the Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm include:

• Construction Zone/Body Building
• Tube Tunes
• Funky Faces
• Imagine That!
• Bee Hive
• Look into infinity
• Toddler Room, Under the Sea
• Planetarium – Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Stars
• Lunchbox Café
• Patty’s Book Nook
• Puppet Theater
• Explore-A-Store
• Carousel
• Nature Trails

Yunkie Club

This is a preschool program for children ages 3 to 5.

Birthday Parties

The Museum offers several packages for celebrating your child or children’s birthday. Contact the Museum at 701-232-6102 for times and dates of availability.

The Theme Party package includes choices of the following party themes:

• Little Miss Tea Party
• Knight/Princess Party
• Bug Bash
• Jungle Party
• Wild West Ho Down
• Dinosaur Hunt Party
• Harry Potter Party
• Train Party

Source: The Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm online

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