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Science Museum of Minnesota

120 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1202
+1 651-221-9444
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Great for kids, very hands-on

We have a membership, which pays for itself after a few visits. We enjoy the omni theater. There... read more

Reviewed yesterday
LovingNewAdventures
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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Fun for all at any time through the years

I've been to the Science Museum for years, and some of the exhibits haven't changed much (dino... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jenncantravelon
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Savage, Minnesota
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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!
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“omni theater” (89 reviews)
“all ages” (117 reviews)
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120 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1202
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have a membership, which pays for itself after a few visits. We enjoy the omni theater. There is a sports-themed area that is great for kids who try to outrun the dinosaur projected on the screen. There is currently a Lego exhibit that goes...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been to the Science Museum for years, and some of the exhibits haven't changed much (dino fossils for example) and some they have moved and some are new and updated. If you go, see it all. It's all worth it, fun for all ages...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been taking our kids here for decades . It's so interesting to see the updates and also how the kids {who ate now adults} ideas and perspectiveschange as they have grown. For me no matter what age, it never gets old!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Reading other reviews, I wasn't sure if this was the place for a 36-year-old and his mom. It sure was! Before it opened, we walked literally across the street to see the Mississippi River. Inside the free part of the museum is a free National...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I spent five hours at the Science Museum of Minnesota, and didn’t see or do everything which was offered. It’s WAY more than just the old dino skeletons! There are things geared to kids, of course, but the museum is really for...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to the Science Museum to visit the Lego Exhibit because we have some Lego lovers in our family. It was worth it! The kids totally loved it and even asked to go back a second time. The other exhibits were good as well....More

Thank AmyS3000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This exhibit is fun for kids and adults. The troughs of Legos provide ample access to the “tools of the trade”. And then you can display your own handiwork in the exhibition section. The video showing the architecture and engineering of how the skyscraper were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading the many reviews saying that you don't need to bring kids to have fun, we thought we would give it a try. We found most of the exhibits to be uninformative for adults. The dinosaur exhibit was the only exception. If you have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My elderly mother, teenagers and I went to the Museum and then into the IMAX movie theatre. We watched a terrific movie on engineering/ buildings and bridges. The movie was 43 minutes long and entertaining. We took the elevator up to the exit of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are only here for 3 months in summer. Grandchildren love this place. Always something new. Omni movies great and hope inspires their young minds. Don't miss free Mississippi exhibit in foyer. Will make several more trips this year.

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annegr40
28 December 2017|
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Response from LovingNewAdventures | Reviewed this property |
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!
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James D
17 October 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
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aumer00
21 August 2017|
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Response from Roger R | Reviewed this property |
Yes no problem when we take a lunch we eat in the area across from where you buy your ticket to get in - they also have lockers where we have stored our lunch when needed
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