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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  • We go every year and are never disappointed. This year we saw 4 movies, wolves, flight, the Canadian pacific railway and caves. I have a hard time picking my favorite! A great experience at a good pri...  more »
  • Visited the museum with our family this past week and wow were we impressed ! This science museum is the best ! Lots and lots of hands on learning . Experiments , and action . The 3 story tall astrona...  more »
  • Various permanent exhibits, hands-on experiences for all ages, and historic overview of science of interest to all ages.  more »
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  • I've been to several science museums around the country (St. Louis, Portland, etc.) and this was, by far, the best one I have been to. Most science museums are geared more towards children. This one had a lot of activities for children, but there were also many exhibits that were adult friendly. You can spend a lot of time here, if you wanted. There is a café at the museum so you can spend a few hours looking around and then eat lunch. There are many interesting exhibits and displays I enjoyed the seeing the dinosaur bones and fossils. There is also a real mummy, which was very interesting to learn about.
  • Such a cool place! A must-do for anyone in the Twin Cities! Also, for those looking for a wedding venue- this is such a fun and unique option! I recently photographed a wedding here and it was such a blast! The staff did an amazing job and I had so much fun exploring the museum with the couple & wedding party for fun photo ops!
  • We took our kids to the Science Museum this week and was again amazed at the learning experiences for our kids. We try to go every year and our kids just love going. They learn something new each time we go. We love the tours and all the special exhibits. What a wonderful treasure to have in our Twin Cities metro area.
  • Excellent museum! My husband and I (late 20s) visited on a snowy day off. Plenty of “child” type exhibits, but PLENTY to see for adults as well. We highly recommend the hands-on bottom floor! The only complaint is the price. We didn’t get to see everything, but we can’t come back during this vacation because the price is a bit too high.
  • Love this place and it's great for all ages. Great exhibits and the whole family loves omnifest. A highly recommended destination for visitors and locals.

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