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Science Museum of Minnesota

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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Great science museum, especially the Omni Theater

A beautiful setting on the river bluffs in St. Paul. This museum is good for hours of enjoyment... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Great venue for meetings and a great museum for both old and young. There hours of operation need... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The Science Museum of Minnesota is one of the state’s most popular museums, with a reach that extends well beyond its riverfront location in downtown Saint Paul. In addition to its beloved visitor place, which serves hundreds of thousands of people...more
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120 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1202
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our day at the Science Museum began in the Omni Theater to see "Living in the Age of Airplanes," a fascinating movie for adults but not so for toddlers and young children. After the movie, we worked our way to "Chomp" on the 3rd level...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful setting on the river bluffs in St. Paul. This museum is good for hours of enjoyment. Make sure to take in a film in the Omni Theater, which is quite a bit more spectacular than the regular IMAX as the Omni screen comes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great venue for meetings and a great museum for both old and young. There hours of operation need to be extended epsecially during the holiday season.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank E_traveller28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has something for everyone. the exhibits rotate regularly and they have lots of hands-on things for kids. The Omnitheater is great fun and their movies vary throughout the year.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hborrm2264
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Science, beautifully presented in a compelling way for all. A great wander of discoveries. The Omni Theatre was a real treat, but so were the numerous other interactive displays. Covered parking is easy.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jetalcott
Reviewed November 23, 2018

One of the better science museums that we have visited. Good parking, great view and most importantly good science.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MikeRipp
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The entire family enjoyed our visit. There were attractions that were interesting to people of all ages.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PTH
Reviewed October 24, 2018

An excellent museum filled with FUH Facts and Activities. Not just for kids but for adults as well. Interaction was the key theme for a fun filled day!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dlwipp7
Reviewed October 23, 2018

So many things to see and do, we didn't know where to start! We should have done a quick walk-through and gone back to the highlights. We were under a time restraint and didn't get to fully enjoy the favs. We'll be back with a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lori M
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Don't miss the chance to visit the cinema. Didn't expect much but it was pretty neat. Exhibitions are fun and interactive.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Rhonda V
November 16, 2018|
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Response from Staehlin | Reviewed this property |
It will be busy. However, do a degree it depends on the weather. If it's nice it will be almost "crazy busy." If there's a bit of snow, or more, falling, the crowds will be quite a bit less. It's only uncomfortably crowded... More
December 27, 2017|
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You can call the museum during business hours and they will take your info over the phone and set it up for you. What a nice gift idea!
James D
October 16, 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth J | Reviewed this property |
If you have a membership, parking beneath the SMM is $5.00 anytime, but you do not have in/out parking privileges for that fee. And if you do not have a membership, the rates are still reasonable. There is also on-street... More