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The Owl and the Octopus

Toys, Games & Adventure


Combining small-town charm with an extensive inventory, The Owl and the Octopus is one of the most unique toy stores in the Twin Cities area.  Offering everything from name brands like BRIO, Boon, Bruder, Aaron’s Putty world, Alex and more to eclectic hand-picked treasures you won’t find anywhere else.

If you need help, our friendly staff will jump at the chance to share their knowledge about what’s on the shelves. They can even help you select the perfect gift for that special child in your life.

Explore collections of books, crafts, puzzles, dolls, stuffed animals, dress up clothes and more.


The Owl and The Octopus are maintaining a daily sanitizing schedule while remaining open to assist with any of the toy and play needs you have. We are following current CDC guidelines, which states that masks are no longer required in the store for vaccinated people.

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Olivia Owl & Oswald Octopus

Find out how two unlikely friends teach each other how they can learn to play and play to learn… together.

Complimentary Gift-Wrapping

The Owl and the Octopus even offers FREE gift-wrapping for any in-store purchase to make last minute gifts quick and easy. We can also help pack and ship your gift purchases to your loved ones across the world.

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