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Science Museum of Minnesota

120 W Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102
651 221 9444
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Ranked #7 of 62 attractions in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Science Museums, History Museums
Owner description: The Science Museum of Minnesota is well-known for its hands-on approach to science learning and entertainment. It features the popular Experiment... more » Owner description: 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! « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Science Museum of MN is a great place for our entire family. We can "burn energy" (wear the kids out) but is still interesting enough for adults. Many hands on exhibits. Exhibits are always changing so this keeps the interest of my kids. Very well laid out for strollers, wheelchairs and easy for all types of special needs. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Current exhibit of dinosaurs is great. The museum is always full of great exhibits and interactive learning for the kids. Omni movie theater has been a family favorite for years.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very informative, well organized and clean. The science shows, puzzles, hands on activities and experiments provide entertainment to all age groups. Highly recommend it.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Science Museum is such a fun place. We have a membership there and it's a great deal, more than paying for itself in a visit or two. The Omnitheater is always on our list, even if nothing on the list sounds like it's a must-see, we always enjoy it. The special exhibits are worth a trip with some mind-blowing... More

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Shoreview, Minnesota, United States
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10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I love the musical stairs. I like the floor map, where you try to find your house. While our children our now grown, we will occasionally come back for a special exhibit or the omni theatre. Everyone should visit this place that makes science interesting. Great location on the river too.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lots to see and do, very hands-on. Plan on spending most of the day here to get through all the exhibits and activities. There are a few on-site food options and plenty of other options outside the museum. The Imax theater is well worth the experience; best seats are towards the middle of the theater in the mid to upper... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

It's a great place to check out as a family, especially if you have young kids. The facilities are clean and exploring is strongly encouraged. I had a great time even though I roamed solo. Would I come again? Probably not unless I had a family of my own.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I took my kids here the first time a few years ago when they were 11 and 9. They enjoyed it and we easily spent a few hours here. Three years later they seemed easily bored. While the special exhibits change periodically (it's dinosaurs now), there isn't a lot of change in the rest of the museum. It may give... More

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Minneapolis
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My kids enjoyed their morning at the Science Museum but I got a bit bored by about mid-visit. The exhibits are geared towards children, and while that is fine I was wishing there was more for adults to experience. We did the museum only and for the three of us it cost $33 plus $10 for 4 hours parking. I... More

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Mission, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great museum for the family. Will keep the family occupied, from the little ones to the senior members of the family.

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