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Science Museum of Minnesota

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Address: 120 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1202
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+1 651-221-9444
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9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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
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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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Don't Take the Littles

Visited this good useful with our 8 year old grandson and I wouldn't take a child much younger than that. He's a curious kid, but many of the exhibits were over his head. Of... read more

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Galena,IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this good useful with our 8 year old grandson and I wouldn't take a child much younger than that. He's a curious kid, but many of the exhibits were over his head. Of courage the mummy was a huge hit along with the IMAX space movie and the gift shop. For younger kids, try the Children's Museum in downtown... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every metropolitan area seems to have its own 'Science Museum' with at least some local flavor. In Minnesota's case there is a wonderful permanent exhibit regarding the Mississippi river.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I thought all major cities had science museums but after visiting some I realize how lucky we are. Have membership and took our children all the time, whether for an hour or a whole day. Can get a little pricey, but well worth every penny.

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Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The exhibits change frequently so there is always something new to see when visiting the museum. Make reservations to see the IMAX movie as it is always a great eye opener.

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Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I try to get here every couple years or so. They have so much to see and do. People of all ages will enjoy it here. Kinda spendy but where else can you see and do this much. Advise everyone to at least go there once.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our grandsons to the Omni Theater to see A Beautiful Planet, a movie viewing earth as the astronauts in the international space station see it. Traveling through the Science museum exhibits after the movie the boys had multiple hands on opportunities for exploration in many facets of science. Our 3 year old actually scrapped some cheek cells, stained... More 

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Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum has lots of interactive, educational displays for the entire family. It even has an entire tow boat that can be toured year-round. There are several changing displays to keep it fresh.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family has loved this museum since my son was a toddler and he is now ten. It's such a learning experience for the whole family.

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an all-school field trip here. I was impressed with how well everything was organized, and how easy it was to keep 80+ students busy and learning all day. To give everyone a movement break, be sure to reserve tickets for the omni theater ahead of time for your group. The one right before lunch worked well for us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We take our grandkids (11,9 and 6), three or more times per year. They live the IMAX movies (we saw the space movie in November and the National Park movie earlier). They are the right length for children. They live the science experiments, the little demonstrations and lived the cardboard room. In it was hundreds of old boxes, tape, markers,... More 

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