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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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Sun 09:30 - 17:00
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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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Fun, educational hands-on learning place for kids and adults

A great variety of displays and interactive learning experience are available at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Adults and children of all ages will find something that they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Orefield, Pennsylvania
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Orefield, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great variety of displays and interactive learning experience are available at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Adults and children of all ages will find something that they are interested in and will learn plenty as they visit new exhibits, and revisit permanent ones. Plan on spending a good portion of your day here. Fun, well-organized museum!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our kids to this place for the last 40 years, and now are taking our grandkids. This is an amazing place, kids can learn scientific principles without delving into the details of the exhibit they are playing with. The Omnitheater is definitely a high point of any visit, spectacular photography and great stories.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing museum! Fun and interactive for kids and adults of all ages! This was one of the best museums that we have been to. My son, 8, was so involved and took his time.

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Thank MomofCash
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We usually visit here once a year. Our recent visit was very good! Lots of new things to see and do! For sure do the Omni Theatre! Very cool!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Adults and children will spend hours wandering through this beautifully maintained museum. You will learn new information whether you are trying or not..... everywhere you look there is something to see! I tried going once with my family in less than 3 hours and we didn't have nearly enough time to explore all of the areas. We've been back a... More 

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Saint Paul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good overview of space travel and living in a space exploration facility. Many examples of how people live in the facility and the difficulties of adapting.

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Shallotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the HAPA Project race exhibit. I really wish my son had been with me - there are so many kid-friendly interactive touchables to participate in and experience! And the Natural science item exchange is a refreshing way to get kids outside and looking at nature. I spent a very pleasant afternoon here

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super dinosaur exhibition here - there's a T_Rex to greet you as you enter the main foyer. Lots of hands on and interactive stuff for kids to play with. Very popular race against something area - could be a well known sportsperson or animal. Short performances at intervals given. Excellent IMAX cinema theatre. Definitely something for everybody here. We brought... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the IMAX it was on planets. Very interesting and relaxing to see the stars. I have done the museum in the past but this time only IMAX. Both are great times with family and friends.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wandered around museum and took in exhibits. For an adult, the best part was probably the Omnimax theatre - see Beautiful Planet! Lots of children - looks like a great place to entertain your kids for half a day.

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