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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 (younger) kids.

My daughter loved the medical exhibit (with some hands on demonstrations she could do). We saw a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Staehlin
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Montreal
Great for all ages

The Science Museum has exhibits for everyone! The exhibit about race is thought provoking. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kjm1949
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Saint Paul, 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” (88 reviews)
“musical stairs” (28 reviews)
“all ages” (114 reviews)
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120 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1202
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+1 651-221-9444
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"musical stairs"
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"all ages"
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"imax movie"
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"human body"
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"pixar exhibit"
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"dinosaur bones"
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"mississippi river"
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"national park"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"traveling exhibits"
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"hands on activities"
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"special exhibit"
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Reviewed yesterday

My daughter loved the medical exhibit (with some hands on demonstrations she could do). We saw a great film at the theater. The exhibits, overall, flowed well and kept our interests. It's a bit spendy - I think museums should be free, but I digress...More

Thank Staehlin
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Science Museum has exhibits for everyone! The exhibit about race is thought provoking. The current exhibit about mental illness addresses an extremely important issue. The Omnitheater is entertaining. My children loved to visit here when growing up. My special needs friend enjoys visits with...More

Thank kjm1949
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Science Museum of Minnesota truly has something for everyone! Interactive, imaginative, and engaging, The exhibits cover a huge range of interest areas. The interactive sports exhibit is so much fun for all ages, and the child development area was truly eye opening. We saw...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I purchased a family membership and we can bring 2 grandkids to any Omnimax movie for no extra cost and get a discount on parking. there is so much to do and see, you can visit several times and not view all exhibits. This a...More

Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. What a wonderful place. We've been in a lot of natural history museums and this is possibly the best we've ever seen. So many things to see and so many 'hands on' opportunities. If you are visiting the area, put this at the top...More

Thank abearfellow
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have found most museums in Minnesota disappointing - we just added this to our list of overpriced museums in MN. Our children did have some fun but it was not worth the admission price.

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I went with a group of 50 middle school students. We had several chaperones also. We saw a movie in the omnitheater. They provided a place for us to eat lunch. Students had a lot of fun exploring the exhibits. Was very crowded while we...More

Thank Kimberly B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The science museum can be a great all day event. There is convenient parking. The Imax theater usually has great performances. The Museum is well curated with local Minnesota items and items of global interest. There are so many fun hands on exhibits to entertain...More

Thank 697arjuns
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Went here for the day & we all had a blast! Lots to enjoy for all ages. Our little ones favorites were the dinosaur bones, weaving & sand table that has a projector that shines down to make the sand look like land & water,...More

Thank LeechLakeGirl
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I love this museum, have been coming here for about 25 years. My favorite things about it are the gift shop, the omni theater and the mini golf outside in the summer!

Thank Partera60
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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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