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Science Museum of Minnesota

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Address: 120 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1202
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+1 651-221-9444
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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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Always educational here

My family and I try to get here every couple years or so. They have so much to see and do. People of all ages will enjoy it here. Kinda spendy but where else can you see and do... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I try to get here every couple years or so. They have so much to see and do. People of all ages will enjoy it here. Kinda spendy but where else can you see and do this much. Advise everyone to at least go there once.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took our grandsons to the Omni Theater to see A Beautiful Planet, a movie viewing earth as the astronauts in the international space station see it. Traveling through the Science museum exhibits after the movie the boys had multiple hands on opportunities for exploration in many facets of science. Our 3 year old actually scrapped some cheek cells, stained... More 

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Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum has lots of interactive, educational displays for the entire family. It even has an entire tow boat that can be toured year-round. There are several changing displays to keep it fresh.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family has loved this museum since my son was a toddler and he is now ten. It's such a learning experience for the whole family.

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

We had an all-school field trip here. I was impressed with how well everything was organized, and how easy it was to keep 80+ students busy and learning all day. To give everyone a movement break, be sure to reserve tickets for the omni theater ahead of time for your group. The one right before lunch worked well for us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We take our grandkids (11,9 and 6), three or more times per year. They live the IMAX movies (we saw the space movie in November and the National Park movie earlier). They are the right length for children. They live the science experiments, the little demonstrations and lived the cardboard room. In it was hundreds of old boxes, tape, markers,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here with our two young kids. There is a lot to explore. So much that we missed an area but found it and spent a lot of time there. Overall we spent probably 4-5 hours here. This is very educational for kids of all ages. There were different shows on the stage throughout the day on different topics.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 6 year-old grandson to the Science Museum of Minnesota when he was visiting from Denver. The Omnitheater's 'A Beautiful Planet' was a disappointment. However, he really enjoyed exploring all of the opportunities to try things and learn about electricity, sound, building things, etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've had a membership here for years - and my kids never get tired of visiting! The exhibits are always changing-- right now Mindbender Mansion is one of our favorites. If you are in St Paul, it's a great stop .... but beware ... it will eat up most of your afternoon. Also, the food is good... but a little... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful experiences in learning for kids. A bit expensive to my opinion an terrible food, but exhibits are great and well explained.

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