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Science Museum of Minnesota

120 W Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102
651 221 9444
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Ranked #9 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 young children, Activities for older children
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Perham, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Interesting place to visit. Lots of exhibits to enjoy and interact with. A little pricey but worth it if you spend the day.

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Minnesota
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We join the Science Museum as members every year - and have since my children were little. It seems to have something for every age and we find new things every time. The musical stairs are always a hit. I have taken a Girl Scout troop to the museum (booked as a birthday party) - excellent fun! We have done... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The Science Museum has something for everyone. There are exhibits for young kids and those that will impress teens and adults too. A great way to spend a rainy day or one of those really cold winter days! Convenient parking ramp is also available. Definitely go check out the musical staircase.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a place I try to get to every year, (My family and I live in Minnesota). Our children love this place. It's fun, every so often they change their major exhibit. However, a lot of the same stuff remain. So once you've seen the stuff that stays all the time, it becomes a little less exciting to go.... More

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Northwood, Iowa, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The museum was good, took our 4 kids who enjoyed it. My 5 year old enjoyed it the most I think. We had free tickets so can't say much about price as I'm not sure what it would cost us to go. We saw the dinosaur exhibit which was neat but the imax movie was not what I expected. It... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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