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Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul

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Explore exhibits covering science, technology, and mathematics at Science Museum of Minnesota. Learn about the human body and participate in experiments using real lab equipment, view a popular Egyptian mummy, and experience the bloodstream superhighway. You'll have the chance to explore world-class prehistoric dinosaur and fossil displays and check out the gallery that displays oddities such as antiquated medical devices. Use our Saint Paul tourist route planner to arrange your visit to Science Museum of Minnesota and other attractions in Saint Paul.
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  • I took my son here for a day and thought it was a cool museum. There is a wide range of topics in the museum. We bought tickets to see the Pixar exhibit, and the Omnitheater. The Pixar exhibit was pre...  more »
  • My kids LOVED racing a T Rex. It was a hit with my 7 AND 13 year old! The entire Sports Section was fascinating and fun. From balance, reaction time, speed, accuracy the entire gamut was informative a...  more »
  • We visited here with our 7 year old daughter and also got tickets for the Pixar exhibit. The Pixar exhibit was pretty neat, very cool to see what all goes into making their movies. I thought the admis...  more »
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  • Loved the science museum however not a ton of stuff that we found for my two year old to do. There is an awesome mini golf course outside on floor 1 (costs extra!) and my son jumped in one of the rivers so went shoeless the rest of the afternoon. If you plan to go to the Big Backyard exhibit bring a whole extra set of clothes including shoes! Or wear sandals! We will definitely come back!
  • Great place to take kids. My 6-year-old loved it here, especially the dinosaurs and the musical stairs. So did I! We could have spent the whole day here, but it got really crowded and it was tough to get to a lot of the hands-on exhibits. If you can, I'd recommend going on a weekday. Will definitely return.
  • I love science and therefore I adore and love the Science Musem of Minnesota! I honestly wish this place had an age restriction because when people bring their ill mannered children that are all under the age of 5, this place turns into a zoo. Not the museum or the children's fault, but rather the lazy adults that these kids unfortunately have to call their mother and father. Help them and the rest of us Science Museum of Minnesota; let's keep it educational and professional.
  • I absolutely adore the Science museum! So many fun, interactive exhibits. I have spent many hours wandering around. There is something to entertain everyone-and the views are spectacular!
  • Very cool place, great learning experience for children. Tickets were just under $20 for an adult but you can easily spend a couple hours there. The show I wanted to see sold out right as I got to the counter after waiting in a 40 minute ticket line, it was a Saturday afternoon though. I recommend buying tickets online, the $3 convenience fee dissuaded me from doing so on my phone as I was waiting in the line but in retrospect it would've been the right decision.

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Places to stay in St. Paul sit concentrated in the downtown area. The Lowertown Historic District, which includes some of the city's oldest buildings, makes a particularly attractive option. Hotels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts here can put you just steps from the Mississippi River, while the greater downtown area also offers apartment rentals and hostels. Staying downtown also puts you within walking distance of most of the city's prime attractions. Additionally, you'll find a handful of national-chain hotels on the east side of town near Interstate 494 / 694.
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