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Family Spaces

family spaces celebration plaza

Family memories are born at The Mother Baby Center. We recognize the important roles others – grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles and friends – will play in your baby's life and welcome them to share in this experience. The Mother Baby Center includes spaces that allow family members and friends to participate while still giving baby and parents the time and privacy they need to bond as well.

Celebration plaza 

A gathering and waiting area for patients, families and visitors, the Celebration Plaza has a child’s play area and beautiful interactive pieces of art to keep your little ones entertained.

Large waiting and relaxation areas are on the 2nd and 4th floors of The Mother Baby Center.

Interfaith chapel

An Interfaith Chapel is located on the first floor at Children’s, and the interfaith Ewe Memorial Chapel is located on the first floor at Abbott Northwestern.  Chaplains are available to support the special spiritual needs of patients and families. Children's chaplaincy services | ANW chaplaincy services

Healing garden

Open to the public, the Healing Garden is located outside the entryway of the Children's Specialty Center on the corner of Chicago Avenue and 26th Street. The Healing Garden contains a family of animals created out of Minnesota granite. The forms are smooth and rounded like large beach stones with textured areas inviting children and adults to touch, hug, play and interact. Meet the sculptors behind our Healing Garden pieces.

Other outside spaces have bike racks, outdoor games and benches for visitors and guests.

Hospital amenities

Children's offers amenities for families of babies who need to be cared for in the Special Care NurseryInfant Care Center or the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)Learn more at childrensmn.org.