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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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Winchester, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Great film about the monarch butterfly in the IMAX theater. Visited the live butterfly exhibit. Very friendly staff.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We haven't been to the Science Museum in a while and spend the better part of a day here. We were fortunate to come for the butterfly exhibit. The IMAX movie was 'Flight of the Butterflies' and we were enthralled, because we "raise" monarchs every summer in our garden. Visiting the Butterfly House was a complete surprise. It was stark... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Does your child like dinosaurs? Run to the Science Museum. Four hours flew by so quickly that I was wondering why I was hungry for dinner. Then I looked out a window and realized the sun had set.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I grew up going to this museum in it's old location on Wabasha Street. I liked the intimacy of that space. The new location still hasn't grown on me, although I have been there maybe half a dozen times since it opened. The obsession with huge, open spaces makes it feel undirected and a bit confused about itself. I hope... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Many very interesting exhibits. You can even trade rocks. Inside the museum is the National Park for the Mississippi River, come get your ranger's badge. Both the ranger station and gift shop are available without purchasing a ticket.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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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.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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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!

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Newport News, Virginia
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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.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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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

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