Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul

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#1 of 7 in Childrens Museums in Minnesota
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. Arrange to visit Science Museum of Minnesota and other attractions in Saint Paul using our Saint Paul online attractions planner .
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  • October 2, 2017
    Decided to visit here on a Sunday afternoon for a few hours to see the replica dinosaur skeletons, which are SPECTACULAR!!! I was floored to see how large a replica tooth of the famous T Rex, Stan was...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Bring anybody of any age and enjoy the surroundings and interactive toys to learn neat science stuff  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    I went to this museum as a man in my mid 30s with someone else in their mid 30s and we enjoyed our time but were not blown away. This museum is made for kids! I cant wait to take my nieces and nephew ...  more »
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  • June 19, 2017
    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!
  • May 25, 2017
    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.
  • June 23, 2017
    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.
  • June 16, 2017
    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!
  • March 19, 2017
    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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