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Science Museum of Minnesota

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Address: 120 W Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102
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+1 651-221-9444
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09:30 - 21:00
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Sun 09:30 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 09:30 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 09:30 - 21:00
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The Science Museum of Minnesota is well-known for its hands-on approach to...

The Science Museum of Minnesota is well-known for its hands-on approach to science learning and entertainment. It features the popular Experiment Gallery, an Egyptian mummy, an authentic Mississippi River towboat, a convertible-dome Omnitheater and interactive exhibits for all ages!

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Over the Top for Kids, Okay for Adults

Wandered around museum and took in exhibits. For an adult, the best part was probably the Omnimax theatre - see Beautiful Planet! Lots of children - looks like a great place to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Chicago, IL
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329 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wandered around museum and took in exhibits. For an adult, the best part was probably the Omnimax theatre - see Beautiful Planet! Lots of children - looks like a great place to entertain your kids for half a day.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here for the first time. There was so much to do. We went on Sunday morning when they opened so no crowds, no waiting. The new sports exhibit is particularly fun- my daughter was able to race a Trex! Overall great time!!!!

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Warner, South Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For a family of four--2 adults and 2 kids--it was $63 plus an additional $9 for parking....and we were only entertained for two hours!!! And that didn't even include the omnitheater. Seemed like outrageously priced 'entertainment' when we didn't do a lot. If you have middle school aged children, they'd probably understand more and maybe find it more interesting, but... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's only really for young children, the exhibits are basic and hands on, toy like. It's also quite expensive at over 20 dollars each. Probably not worth it unless you have a family and season pass.

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Edina, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too crowded and the people that worked there were not helpful or friendly. I doubt we will be back..

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great science museum! They work hard to have it be educational, interactive and have a wide variety of topics represented. There are multiple levels and many interactive activities that engage the minds and limbs of the kids. My children ranged in age from 9-17 and all found things that made them curious, were fun and taught them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ben enjoying the Science Museum for decades. What a fun and wonderful place to come and visit. Always so fun and what a great way to spend a day that's too darn cold to be outside

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to take the family,lots to do and see and the Omni theater is excellent !!. A little pricey if your not a member but well worth it.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ive been coming here for years and not much has changed... you really need to get with the times bring some new blood in to kick things up a notch! It's basically boring!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think you can tell a lot about a place's character by how they respond to a mix-up. We had reserved space here for our wedding weekend, but they had misplaced our reservation details. The bar was packed due to the Women's March, so we had to make do with access to just a single table for our party. Despite... More 

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