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Science Museum of Minnesota

Address: 120 W Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone Number: 651 221 9444
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Ranked #6 of 124 things to do in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science museums, History museums, Museums
Owner description: The Science Museum of Minnesota is well-known for its hands-on approach to science learning and...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Science museums, History museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Overland Park, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This museum has dinosaurs, a giant astronaut, tons of really fun interactive exhibits and so much to learn. My boyfriend and I get bored easy and can generally spend no more than about 45 minutes in even the largest museum before I'm ready to see something new but this place we stayed at for a little over three hours and... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fun place to bring kids. It has many hands on exhibits that make it fun for kids and there families.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been members of the Science Museum of Minnesota for many (20? 25?) years and never fail to enjoy our visits. The Omnitheater shows are breathtaking and so very interesting! I frequently take my 8-yr-old grandson and he finds some new interactive exhibit to learn from every time, in addition to going back to old favorites. A month ago,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The movies are great. The kids never get bored. We could spend the entire day here and enjoy coming back. Lotsa hands on activities. And always changing special feature exhibits and omni movies. My youngest (now 11) loves the experiment lab in the bio area. The 'live' stair case is a must! Can't go wrong if you plan a visit!... More 

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Inver Grove Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There is something here for everyone. The Omni Theatre is first rate and the exhibits are interesting and entertaining especially for the younger visitors. They have a special exhibit that changes every couple of months so there is always something new. We go a couple times a year so the membership is a good deal for us.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have been there with grandkids for the displays and the movie "Butterflies" and just the two of us for the "D-Day" documentary. Lots to do - something for everyone. I strongly suggest buying a membership - even more so if you have kids and/or grandchildren. We park in the science museum garage (discount w/membership) and usually pre-buy our tickets for... More 

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Minnetonka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love museums. Having been to science museums in many other cities, I am not impressed with this one. It is considerably more limited than what I would expect for the price.

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed my recent visit to see the film D-Day. Very informative and well done film which I highly recommend.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The IMAX theater was so amazing and the exhibits were interesting although there were too many children to really get a chance to do a lot of the interactive things. If you are looking for a full experience to get your moneys worth, I would suggest going on a weekday.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

There is something here for everyone, of any age, any interest. Movies, interactive displays, shopping, even lunch. With beautiful views of the river and west side take a walk outside and enjoy all the Science Museum has to offer.

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