Children’s Program Information
are many opportunities for members under age 18, as well as for the children of
Minnesota Mensa members, to get together for fun and socializing with other
children like them. Parents of these Young Mensans also derive benefits from
talking to other parents facing the challenges of raising gifted children.
the actual Mensa test is not normed for people under age 14, Mensa accepts the
results of 200 or so tests that private and school psychologists commonly
administer. Visit the American Mensa Website for info on tests.
Mensans are under-7 Mensa children who gather for activities such as play
dates, story times, age-appropriate outings, and crafts.
Mensans are kids of roughly ages 7 through 12, who get together for outings
such as board game days, ice skating, museum visits, and bike rides. Parental
attendance is required at all events.
Mensans are kids of roughly ages 12 through 15, who do many of the same
activities as the Preteens, just with more maturity and independence, though
their parents still attend.
Mensans get together for adventurous outings such a paintball and laser tag.
Parents attend if their children are under 16.
Mensans are kids who can drive themselves to outings, plan things on their
own, and get together without their parents.
adults involved in leading activities or hosting events must pass a background
check, administered through the national office. Mensa is committed to providing
opportunities for children to participate in variety of outings in a safe,
are welcome at most Mensa events, as long as the events are not taking place in
taverns or casinos and as long as their behavior is appropriate to the location.
Also, members who host events in their homes may opt not to include children.
Check the calendar at www.mnmensa.org for more info on local events.
are Web sites that you may like to browse for a wealth of information on
giftedness and raising/educating gifted children. Web sites and their contents
are always subject to change. Mention of a Web site in this document does not
imply endorsement by American Mensa, Ltd. or by Minnesota Mensa.