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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
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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Frequent Visitor; Never Disappointed!

I've been to the Science Museum of Minnesota several times and I've never been disappointed! The museum staff knows how to keep things fresh and fun with new interesting exhibits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Hancock, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

In the 80's, when I was a kid, my family used to visit all the time. I loved the parabolic sound dishes with the high walkway you could look down from between them, the stand-on gyroscope, the walk-on giant piano keys, the mummy and hieroglyphics exhibit, and for the two robotic arms that could move sponge blocks, there was usually... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Oh the potential. It is an amazing space in a wonderful location, with great exhibits. Sadly, as with many museums, they have such thronging crowds that you cannot experience anything or enjoy anything without a line and pushing to see something. We have been there upwards of five times and we will not go again. It just is not worth... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I've been to the Science Museum of Minnesota several times and I've never been disappointed! The museum staff knows how to keep things fresh and fun with new interesting exhibits that are fun and educational for the whole family. The Omni Theatre is a real treat too. The quality of the films they show are stunning and the big screen... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It had been a few years since we had been to this venue so we put it back into the rotation. It was a nice visit overall. Staff were excellent and the displays for the most part were interesting and well maintained. Parking is $10. Count on lunch being $10 as well if you stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Me and my grandma went it made my day seeing and feeling like I was in space. I really recommend going it is worth it.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The SMM is one of the top attractions when visiting the Twin Cities. The permanent collection is wonderful. There are 3 floors full of displays They always have a special exhibit. The Omni Theater is a must see. In the summer, don't miss the Big Back Yard, complete with an eco-themed mini golf where you learn about the rivers, watershed... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent! Interesting for adult aged as well as children. Always entertains and teaches. Volunteers were informative and welcoming. My grandchildren especially enjoyed the Out of Space Exhibit. We were there for 4 hours, but easily could have spent the whole day. We felt like that wasn't enough time.

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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My 10 year old son loves it here. I'm still not convinced he actually learns any of the concepts, but it gets him excited about science and engineering. Even though some of the exhibits never change, he (and I) still enjoy going and playing. Neither of us have ever been a huge fan of the IMAX--it just never seems worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Awesome place for the whole family! I love the view of downtown Saint Paul from the tug boat on top of the building. The exhibits are fun and staff very friendly.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My wife and two grandkids spent 5 hours here and the two grandkids were not bored. Plenty of hands on activities for the kids. Educational for young and old alike. I would recommend for children in that age group. We traveled by light rail from the Mall of America area. The train ride on the Green ride is long from... More 

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