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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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Not worth the Admission Price

We have found most museums in Minnesota disappointing - we just added this to our list of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael H
Fun field trip

I went with a group of 50 middle school students. We had several chaperones also. We saw a movie in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kimberly B
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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%
Travellers talk about
“omni theater” (88 reviews)
“musical stairs” (28 reviews)
“all ages” (114 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week ago 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 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ranks with the top three destinations for museums in Minnesota along with the MIA and Walker for sure.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for a three days workshop and love the interactivity and events offered by the the museum. Great place for kids & family. Will definitely come back again!

Thank ang w
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son is an avid learner and for his 12th birthday we took him to the Science Museum of Minnesota. He loved the third floor with the interactive experiments. He loves dinosaurs but he just walked through that room quickly because the physics and chemistry...More

Thank World_traveler_mamma
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the museum while visiting our daughter who’s going to university of Minnesota! At first we were a little hesitant because it looked like it was for little ones, but we had a great time with our teenagers! Highly recommend, it’s a great...More

Thank LisaSci13
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the afternoon here while visiting friends. It wasn't too busy & it was easy to access / use all of the exhibits. We spent a lot of time in both the local & dinosaur areas, very educational. We liked seeing the science area...More

Thank SeventyFiveAlive
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annegr40
27 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
16 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
20 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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