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Science Museum of Minnesota

120 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1202
+1 651-221-9444
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A hands on experience with Science.

The Science Museum of Minnesota has so many exhibits that are hands on and very easy to spend a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
pmass0n
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Tons to see. Take warner road in and it is easier to get to parking. Fun trip. Take the kids and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
W7325BFmikeg
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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!
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“omni theater” (88 reviews)
“musical stairs” (28 reviews)
“all ages” (116 reviews)
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120 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1202
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+1 651-221-9444
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Science Museum of Minnesota has so many exhibits that are hands on and very easy to spend a day. There are many special exhibits such as the Lego Exhibit where we spent 8 hours with our 6 year old grandson. You can learn about...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Tons to see. Take warner road in and it is easier to get to parking. Fun trip. Take the kids and stay all day. Food available there. Not cheap however.

Thank W7325BFmikeg
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum was clearly delightful to the hundreds of kids from local schools who were there, but has a confusing layout with few things of interest to sophisticated adult visitors. The noise level was horrible, and we two seniors did not last long enough to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of five found this museum to be the highlight of our time in Minneapolis. The quality and diversity of exhibits meant that every person in our family (ages 4, 10, 12, 40, and 40) found enough things to keep us engaged, learning, and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I nearly skipped this as we are two adults with no children and I was unsure whether it was mainly for the kids or not. Having been, I can confirm that it's for everyone! Some really great exhibits - from native fauna/flora to sports science,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Science Museum?!?!?! This place was more like the Wonder Emporium! If you can't find something of interest here then it is on you. Truly a place for everyone in the family. Space, weather, sport's science, dinosaurs, mental health, race, body health... still skeptical? Well they...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place regardless of age, very interactive and unique exhibits. IMAX Theater is usually playing interesting movies. An underrated place for a date as well.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Science Museum of Minnesota is a remarkable local resource; also a worthy tourist destination. I have had a membership for years; I never tire of the static displays, and always welcome the traveling exhibits as well. One of my favorite Science Museum memories was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really like the Science Museum, but best of all in the winter. It is a great way to get the family out of the house when it is too cold to skate, sled, ski or hike. The exhibits are truly wonderful and chasing. Who...More

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My daughter loved the medical exhibit (with some hands on demonstrations she could do). We saw a great film at the theater. The exhibits, overall, flowed well and kept our interests. It's a bit spendy - I think museums should be free, but I digress...More

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annegr40
27 December 2017|
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Response from LovingNewAdventures | Reviewed this property |
You can call the museum during business hours and they will take your info over the phone and set it up for you. What a nice gift idea!
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James D
16 October 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth J | Reviewed this property |
If you have a membership, parking beneath the SMM is $5.00 anytime, but you do not have in/out parking privileges for that fee. And if you do not have a membership, the rates are still reasonable. There is also on-street... More
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aumer00
20 August 2017|
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Response from Roger R | Reviewed this property |
Yes no problem when we take a lunch we eat in the area across from where you buy your ticket to get in - they also have lockers where we have stored our lunch when needed
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