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Science Museum of Minnesota

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Address: 120 W Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone Number: 651 221 9444
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Description: 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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Amazing Sunday Afternoon with my Grandson

Arrival and departure was wonderful on a Sunday afternoon. The stay, however, was an amazingly hands-on adventure with my grandson that I will not soon forget. The dinosaurs at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Arrival and departure was wonderful on a Sunday afternoon. The stay, however, was an amazingly hands-on adventure with my grandson that I will not soon forget. The dinosaurs at the bottom of the museum were stunning as well as all the hands-on experiments that really took up the bulk of the time. My grandson is 6 and he just loves... More 

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North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We purchased the membership coz it's very fun. I've visited many science museums in major cities in US and Canada, and this one is pretty good. Lots of things to do for the kids and adults too. And I like that the Omnitheatre film is free for members. Not only that, as a member you can visit some other science... More 

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It was very exciting. I used to take my kids. This time I took my grand daughter. She loved it. Especially the water areas.

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Eau Claire WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Went to Imax Butterfly show today & all enjoyed. Interesting displays in lobby on Mississippi river. Dinosaur skeleton on display in lobby. Parking garage is very tight quarters.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The butterfly house was incredible. You could not help but feel joyous with these beautiful creatures flying all around you. The Monarch show in the Omni Theater was riveting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Omnifest is an annual film festival and was amazing. If you are not into "really" big screen you will enjoy the hands-on experiences, real science stuff,and stage demonstrations. A great outing!

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Glenwood, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Went to see "Flight of the butterflies" with our two boys it was awesome. Have not viewed a bad movie at the Omni yet (have seen approx. 6-7). While there we also decided to view the museum also. I have been through before but they keep adding exhibits. This is a very nice, hands on museum. The boys enjoyed it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Stopped by just to see a movie... grabbed a brownie to share in the main lobby. Yum. But a bit pricey. After the show we tried the "cafeteria" style eats upstairs. Good value here. Tried the beef pho and the edamame... generous portion and very tasty. Hubby said the pizza was good too.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have two children - ages 10 and 7. We've visited many museums and have yet to revisit any one museum more than once. Granted, we have not visited Washington DC yet. However, the Science Museum of Minnesota knows what they are doing! Every floor, every exhibit, every presentation WAS well worth the price of the entrance fee and more!... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My oldest son had to go for college credits so myself and his brother who was 5 all went. Interesting and lots to do for all ages. Had a super great time! Even enjoyed the views from the outside as we were walking into the building. Parking was not bad as there is parking under the museum.

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