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Science Museum of Minnesota

120 W Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102
651 221 9444
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Ranked #10 of 63 attractions in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We stop in Minneapolis St Paul every year overnight for a yearly trip. We ALWAYS go to the Science Museum on our morning in the city. The museum is 4 floors of interesting, hands on, wow dinosaurs, and special exhibits. Our kids have been going to 11 years! Hands down our family favorite floor is the dinosaurs -- real fossils,... More

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have four children (ages 3-11) and this is a wonderful place for a family day out. My three year old has never been because I do think she may be a touch to young to enjoy it yet, but my other three children never stop talking about their last trip here, which was almost a year ago. I grew... More

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Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I went there with my daughter and her family of 4. All the advertising I heard on TV bragged up the dinosaur exhibit. Well guess what? you have to pay an additional fee on top of the main fee to get into the dinosaur exhibit! What a rip off and on top of that the extra exhibit wasn't that great.... More

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Even though we didn't have much time to visit, we got a quick overview of the museum and thought it was terrific. It is located by the Mississippi River and has good views of it. We primarily went as I had read it had information in the lobby about the river. And that area is free for tourists to visit.... More

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Addison, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Me and mY kids, 12 and 15 loved this museum. It is interactive and each exhibit is interesting. Plan on spending several hours here- don't skip it!

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Earth
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It was very expensive to get into, has very old exhibits and most of it was directed toward elementary school-age children. I wouldn't go again. If I could go back in time, I wouldn't have gone in the first place.

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Tribune, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

On our family vacation, with 4 young grandchildren, we spent a day at the Science Museum. The kids loved the dinosaur exhibit, the weather (cold fronts/warm fronts), and musical staircase the best. Even though the kids are young, we could have spent even more time there. It's not specifically a children's museum; but there was plenty to keep them entertained.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visited the Science Museum of Minnesota with our (nearly) four-year-old son in June 2014. We attended for the sole purpose of seeing the fossils and we were not disappointed! We actually liked the permanent exhibit display better than the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit. Our son has been crazy about dinosaurs for the past several months and he was most excited... More

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Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We've visited a number of science museums over the years. While this one had an interesting exhibit about the Mississippi River and a mini golf course in the backyard, there wasn't much to get excited about. Many of the hands-on exhibits weren't functioning which was frustrating. We only spent about an hour and a half here. Be aware you must... More

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Eaton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Coming from Ohio and having lots of science museums and kids museums, we thought the science museum was just okay. We went with our two kids, ages 3 and 8 and my brother, sister in law and nephew who is 2. We paid the extra for the dinosaur exhibit. While it was neat, it was not near as good as... More

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