We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Science Museum of Minnesota

120 W Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102
651 221 9444
Website
Improve this listing
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
Write a Review

390 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    253
    95
    29
    8
    5
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to the Science Museum and will not be our last. We still have yet to see and do everything here even after spending full days. They have five floors of exhibits and science stations that come with the general admission so it is great value. There is plenty to do for all ages. My 9... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hackensack, New Jersey
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

ME and my kids give this place a 5 star for being the best of the best museums in the whole USA. We wish we had more time to explore, but this was a great place to visit. I ... actually my children ... says that this is the best museum they have been to ... just an awesome place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

While not as expansive as the science museums in larger cities such as Boston or Chicago, the museum had excellent hands-on exhibits that kept the kids well occupied while learning something to boot. The views of the Mississippi and the riverboats on the higher levels outside were very nice too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport News, Virginia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
60 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Parking is $5 in the garage underneath the museum. The museum is pretty big and has lots of exhibits. The best place was the outside deck on the 3rd level which has an authentic Mississippi tugboat and a great view of the Mississippi River. You can almost get a 360 view of the whole area from there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My trip was quick - I was looking for something to do, but faced the problem of heading out from my hotel around 430 pm. I was able to come across the Science Museum and it was prefect for my needs. It has a great view of the Mississippi; it's free to walk in; and they had a great gift... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perham, Minnesota
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minnesota
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northwood, Iowa, United States
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Science Museum of Minnesota also viewed

 

Been to Science Museum of Minnesota? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Science Museum of Minnesota?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing