Children's Play Area
Two children's play areas at MSP make traveling with children a little easier. The play areas – on Concourse C at Terminal 1, and inside security at Terminal 2 – were custom-made by a local company, Blue Rhino Studio, and funded by the Airport Foundation MSP.
Each of the play areas features a mock airplane, air traffic control tower with slides, and adult seating areas –some with electrical outlets close by. A statue of Snoopy, whose creator was a native of Minnesota, at the entrance to the Terminal 1, Concourse C play area provides a perfect photo opportunity for families. The pay-kiddie rides are also popular at Terminal 1. Other items, including a giant-size suitcase at Terminal 2, were designed as educational tools for kids and their parents.
Admission is free for all airport visitors and their children.
The lactation centers at MSP are secure, sanitary rooms featuring a deep sink for cleaning equipment, easily accessible electrical outlets, soft lighting, artwork and comfortable seating. The lactation centers can be found in the following locations:
- Terminal 1, North Mall, Mezzanine Level
- Terminal 1, Concourse C near Gate C13, on the main level under the stairs
- Terminal 1, Concourse E near Gate E1
- Terminal 1, Concourse F near Gate F2
- Terminal 1, Concourse G near Gate G9
- Terminal 2, Concourse H, between Gates H10 & H11
Nursing Mothers Room
The nursing mothers rooms are semi-private rooms that include changing tables, sinks, mirrors, couches and rocking chairs. Nursing mothers rooms can be found in the following locations:
- Terminal 1, near the restrooms at the entrance to Concourse E
- Terminal 1, Concourse F near Gate F4
- Terminal 1, Concourse C on the mezzanine level above Gate C13
- Terminal 2, near Gate H10 .
Many families who have children with special needs avoid flying because they are unsure how their children will respond. In an effort to ease the anxiety associated with an airport visit and flying, the Metropolitan Airports Commission, Fraser and the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) have teamed up to create the Navigating MSP program. The program includes several events, all designed specifically for individuals with special needs, that guide families through the steps of an airport visit, from walking in the door to finding their seats on a plane. Click here for more information about the program.
Questions? Contact Shelly Lopez at 612-726-5239 or Shelly.Lopez@mspmac.org.