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Science Museum of Minnesota

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Address: 120 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1202
Phone Number: 651 221 9444
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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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Great for kids, great for parents

I hadn't been to the Science Museum in Mpls before, so this was going to be a treat, and the Science Museum of Minnesota did not disappoint! Hands-on learning is great for kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I hadn't been to the Science Museum in Mpls before, so this was going to be a treat, and the Science Museum of Minnesota did not disappoint! Hands-on learning is great for kids, as well as interactive short scenes at the stage. Lots of fun, lots of people to see, and lots of exhibits to explore. I was particularly moved... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The layout can occasionally cause you a bit of overlap and redundancy. That would be my only criticism. Children will love this place. The staff is extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and great with patrons of all ages. You could spend an entire day here.

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Thank jdx509
Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This great museum has exhibits that are interesting to adults and children with many interactive exhibits. There's also a large educational area for kids and a wonderful theater.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Learn about Minnesota's fabulous urban National Park at the newly remodeled (and FREE) visitor center right in the lobby of the Science Museum! You can soar like an eagle interactively over the river, paddle a canoe along the (video screen of) river, and more. If you're not sure your kids are up for a museum visit, you can also try... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here several times and always learn something new, even though most of their exhibits don't change. It's a great interactive museum for kids and adults alike. I don't recommend coming on a Saturday though, because it looks more like a zoo than a museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't been here in about 20 years, but I was there recently for an event hosted by Subaru which showed a film in the Omnitheatre. Everything is so much fun oni here! There are dinosaurs, bears, movies, and SCIENCE everywhere you look! What's not to like?

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I head over here about once a year. I like the traveling exhibits they have but the regular exhibits are enjoyable also. Good for kids.

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Thank Tonylikestravel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 5 year old and 18 month old girls to the museum for 3 hours this past Sunday. The 5 yo had a wonderful time and the little one got a little cranky in her stroller. The place was just too crazy in many areas to let the little one out for hands on experiences. Our daughter was... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The special exhibits might get you there, but be sure to plan plenty of time for the museum's collection. Always always see the Omni Theater showing. I've never seen a bad one. Omnifest is a winter must. Classes, camps, birthday parties, hands on exhibits, and a cafe with really healthy options, mini golf, and a fabulous view of the river.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum itself is not very big, but it has some nice exibitions. The interesting one for me was the mummies but you pay for that separately. Other stuff is more for children than adults.

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