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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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Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Great Place to Spend a Day Indoors

For the record, I would never consider myself a nerd, but I like hanging out in museums and Star Wars so that probably makes me one. With that being said, I have been to ALOT of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For the record, I would never consider myself a nerd, but I like hanging out in museums and Star Wars so that probably makes me one. With that being said, I have been to ALOT of museums, aquariums, zoos, etc. in many big cities of the USA. I'm talking about placeholders too like the Smithsonian or Natural History Museum of... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a great place my kids like to explore. If you live in the metro or visit often, buy the family pass. It's impossible to explore all the exhibits in one day without feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. The family pass pays for itself if you visit multiple times and you'll have a better opportunity to fully enjoy and appreciate... More 

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Shakopee, MN
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270 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 699 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Parking is very easy. There is a parking ramp directly under the museum and elevators get you to the lobby of the museum above. Very welcoming, large lobby and gift shop. People eager to give you information at every turn. We had tickets to the Omnitheater, like an IMAX, for a noon showing... More 

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Colfax, Washington
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55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see the 'Jerusalem' showing in the omintheater. It truly was a mind blowing experience, it walked you thru the life of 3 girls ( Muslim, Christian and Jewish) and how their beliefs, life and society are all inter-twined and related A must see ! PRO: Science center is kid friendly with lots of activities for kids and the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking was easy - on the weekend, even easier (found a couple of spots on the street) that saved the usual $10 ramp parking fee. Inside, the cost to enter the place is about $13, then if you want to hit some of the Omnitheater showings, that'll cost you more. Well worth it if you come with children and even... More 

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Saint Paul Park, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What's not to like about the Science Museum? From the Omni Theater to squeezing into a tugboat this museum has something for everyone. Dinosaurs, geology, ancient civilizations, mathematics, weather, electricity, and more will keep both children and adults enthralled. Attend on a special day for kids or experience the overnights. I was lucky enough to be able to sleep under... More 

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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best science centers in the country. The staff is friendly and the location is very accessible.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To start with, the parking was insane...but most people were using the Science Museum ramp and going across the street for an event. This resulted in quite a wait to get in to the ramp (one in / one out) rule was in place. You can't blame this however on the museum. Once we got in it was great. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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84 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very cool science center. incredible exhibit about race as well as a special sherlock holmes mystery solver. few hours wasn't near enough. they had to kick me out. cheap lockers. expensive cafe food. conveniently located by lots of eateries and the local indoor arena (forget the name). can access by skyway and underground to stay warm in winter. good parking... More 

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New London, NH
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited twicein the past year with grandchildren under 10. Each time there have been valuable learning experiences for all of us. Size and scale of the spaces - plus location - make this a special museum to visit. Offers lots of "hands on" experiences. IMAX movie theater enhances the visit. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic docents. Several restaurant spaces included... More 

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