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Address: 3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone Number: 612-926-3878
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Learning center that explores the history, impact and applications of...
Learning center that explores the history, impact and applications of electricity and magnetism in the life sciences.
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A surprisingly interesting museum especially for science nerds like our group who stopped here while visiting family in town. It is a beautiful mansion that hosts this electric... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Rochester, NY
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500 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A surprisingly interesting museum especially for science nerds like our group who stopped here while visiting family in town. It is a beautiful mansion that hosts this electric & medical device themed exhibition. Lots of hands on fun and history - it is a shocking good time. I found the Frankenstein show a bit slow and dull. Otherwise I highly... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

So many interactive exhibits, all centered around a fascination with electricity. From Frankenstein to Ben Franklin visitors learn all-about-it. As we left I commented to the docent that this is a perfect place for a nine year old boy! It'll keep him (and grownups) going from exhibit to exhibit. Surrounded by pretty gardens, and exhibition room of excellent local botanical... More 

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

For a volunteer run museum this is excellent with many interactive exhibits - you can measure your heart beat as well as having a competition to see who is most relaxed! Again, make sure you allow plenty of time!

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Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband and grandchildren were able to interact about science as we walked through this museum. I knew nothing about the history of this family so was pleased to be taken there.

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a great place to take your kids. (and "adult" engineers) There's lots of hands-on science and history to see and there seem to be additional activities for kids. The gift shop has fun science stuff to pick up as well.

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

So well done. Lots of interactive exhibits for children, lots of information for adults. Always fun and interesting.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The museum is full of interactive equipment as well as the offerings of class type labs where experimentation or projects are fun and interesting.

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Circle Pines, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We found the museum on Trip Advisor and thought it would be a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon. We enjoyed it and so did our ten and thirteen year old boys. The Frankenstein exhibit is fun and so are the experiences along the way. Mr. Awesome is just like his name indicates...awesome! My kids loved his experiments. Everyone... More 

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Portland OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

There are several historical exhibits and many items are hands-on. You may be shocked from time to time, but that is what electricity is all about! When you have had enough walking and standing, there is a 12 minute program about Frankenstein. This is interesting and well presented. Finally the reason the story was written is clear----ghost stories around the... More 

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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The Museum was recommended to me by a friend. My 7 year old was very excited as he is very much into learning, especially about electricity as that was something they had recently learned about in school. We visited the museum with 5 adults and 5 children. Ages 2 to 7, all 5 children loved the museum and loved all... More 

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Address: 3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone Number: 612-926-3878
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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