Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul

4.5
#1 of 10 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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  • Our family loves going to the MN Science Museum! We have an annual family membership and visit often. We have three children 5, 7 and 12. They all have a good time and there is always something for ea...  more »
  • If you visit MN especially in winter and want to go out and do something with the kids, this is a great place to go. Plenty of hands on exhibits. It gets pretty crowded on a weekend afternoon though.  more »
  • If you Love Science than you will Love this place. It’s a great place to take the kids and an even better place to go as an adult to learn more about science and refresh your mind.  more »
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  • I love this place, its a bit different from what I have traditionally experienced with a museum, most of the stuff is interactive and hands on. On the bottom floor they have a pretty neat assortment of interactive displays demonstrating a variety of things with electricity. They have dinosaur fossils (who doesn't like dinosaurs?) and an interesting health oriented exhibit (including some interesting outdated health devices - think shock therapy, light therapy, things like that). Highly recommend picking up the membership, definitely worth it.
  • We brought our kids here for the first time ever and they loved it! There's just so much to see and do. Some of the best parts were the dinosaur exhibits, the box-building area, the tornado, the sports science area, and the omni theater. This is a great place to spend the day! Also - if you are on any kind of government assistance, just bring in proof and you'll get in for DIRT CHEAP. We showed our kids' MA cards to the ticket-taker and she let all four of us get in for less than $20! Because of the deep discount, we decided to splurge and eat dinner there, which was insanely delicious.
  • It was cool and there is a GIANT astronaut by the stair case. There's musical stairs, massage chair, a treat spot. But it has learning stuff that children might not like but the activities are great!
  • Well, it's the Science Museum, so it's obviously a great place to spend the day discovering and learning. Be sure to check out Omni-Fest, we look forward to it every year. The museum has many engaging permanent exhibits and continues to bring in many new and exciting limited time exhibits as well. Membership is very affordable and offers a few benefits, such as: discounted parking (even for event parking), free Omni Theater tickets for every visit, and a discount in their amazing gift shop. And speaking of the gift shop, you have to try the "astronaut ice cream" and old fashioned rock candy. No trip would be complete without any treats!
  • 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.
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