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Science Museum of Minnesota

Science Museum of Minnesota

Science Museum, Museum, and Art Gallery
West Seventh, Saint Paul
  • Leah W.
    "The musical stairs are a must to experience here!"(8 Tips)
    Michael F.
    "You missed the Dead Sea Scrolls..."(6 Tips)
    Aizhan Z.
    "Amazing Social Science, breathtaking Omni Theater."(5 Tips)
    Corey P.
    "amazing visiting exhibits like King Tut"(3 Tips)
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  • Natalya G.
    Love their ever changing exhibitions. There's so much for kids to do. As well as adults who used to be kids.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BJuly 14
    Check out Fermentational Informational. Once a month they have a night of 21+ which includes 10 beer samples from local breweries while big kids get to play in the museum without those annoying kids!
  • Jeff K.
    Jeff KJune 2
    The quackery exhibit is very cool as well as the Sportsology.
  • Leilani A.
    Leilani AndrewsJanuary 16
    Very fun for all ages!
  • Brent M.
    Brent MetzlerJanuary 15
    There is a 60 foot astronaut suit that project a video of you face on the faceplate. Pretty cool!
  • Hailey C.
    Hailey CNovember 22, 2016
    SMM has the best Omni shows
  • Shauen P.
    Shauen POctober 29, 2016
    You're never too old to have fun and learn! Visit the national park service center, enjoy an Omni movie and plan for serious time exploring the exhibits. #adultcampin
  • Max S.
    Max SoloshenkoSeptember 27, 2016
    Perfect place to spend time with children
  • Madeline S.
    Madeline StevensJuly 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Exhibits that are fun and informative for people of all ages
  • Corey P.
    Corey PartinApril 20, 2016
    Friendly, knowledgeable staff. A variety of exhibits, though they haven't changed in a while they're working on it. They get amazing visiting exhibits like King Tut, Titanic and Pompeii.
  • Shelly Z.
    Shelly ZordichMarch 24, 2016
    Playing on the musical stairs just never gets old!
  • Meghan G.
    Meghan GlassFebruary 1, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a membership, it's worth it!
  • Steve B.
    Steve BivansJanuary 13, 2016
    Great family fun
  • dedi h.
    dedi hubbardNovember 14, 2015
    I needed more tiiiiime!
  • Brooke T.
    Brooke ThomsonOctober 30, 2015
    Awesome exhibit on race & Sherlock Holmes mystery! Play on the musical stairs.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda ShobergAugust 25, 2015
    Piano stairs are a must see
  • The Product Poet
    The Product PoetMay 20, 2015
    Best museum for science in Saint Paul. Currently has a space exhibit.
  • Samantha H.
    Samantha HeynApril 4, 2015
    Would be a great place to take the kids! Omni theater is awesome!
  • Heather H.
    Heather HowellMarch 12, 2015
    Great for kids elementary to early middle-school - exhibits are not designed for older teens/adults.
  • Nivriti J.
    Nivriti JaieFebruary 25, 2015
    Do try the Napolitano astronaut ice cream at the gift store. Worth the money and the experience
  • Steve H.
    Steve HannemanFebruary 21, 2015
    The Space Exhibit is thought provoking. What if....?
  • Brian F.
    Brian FanslauJanuary 10, 2015
    Everything interactive. As a childhood Dino lover. It was phenomenal.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SimondsDecember 23, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Go on Friday evenings if you enjoy little to no crowds.
  • Jason P.
    Jason PetersonDecember 10, 2014
    I wish I was a kid again.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JNovember 22, 2014
    After catching a movie at the Omni Theater, the exit takes you past the projector setup, so you can see how it works.
  • Kris S.
    Kris Shockley RiceOctober 19, 2014
    Check out the new Butterfly Exhibit!
  • Stuart
    StuartOctober 7, 2014
    Really interesting showing of the butterflies flight going on in the omni theater. Check it out.
  • Quinn M.
    Quinn MAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They have Braille descriptions and raised maps for visually impaired guests!!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MayAugust 30, 2014
    Discovered the tornado maker this trip.
  • Quinn M.
    Quinn MAugust 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap admission for students Fridays after 5 PM!
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertAugust 29, 2014
    there's a baby room in the back with large blocks and a lot of books
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertAugust 29, 2014
    bring some natural objects to trade at the trading post
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertAugust 29, 2014
    the stairs in the lobby to the left of the entrance are musical
  • John B.
    John BallmannMay 14, 2014
    This is a great learning experience for kids. Our kids love this place!
  • jennifer k.
    jennifer kotasDecember 10, 2013
    Get the pass! It pays for itself :)
  • Willian O.
    Willian OliveiraNovember 6, 2013
    It's a beautiful museum.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ClemensSeptember 20, 2013
    Bring your student ID after 5pm on Fridays to save some money
  • Michelle M.
    Maya exhbit and movie was awesome.
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LittleJuly 28, 2013
    Plan on being here all day especially if you have kids with you!!
  • Phil J.
    Phil JonesJuly 26, 2013
    You can't be more than 5 min late for a movie or they will seriously not let you in. The guy with this tiny bit of authority takes it very very serious.
  • Greg G.
    Greg GJuly 25, 2013
    Go downstairs and play putt-putt golf! Its the best course around!
  • Rudy B.
    Rudy BetancourtJuly 21, 2013
    The Maya exhibit is pretty cool. You can skip the IMAX movie, though.
  • Craig C.
    Craig CoffmanJuly 19, 2013
    Seek the musical stairs and lights. Ask the polar bear if you are stumped.
  • E lane A.
    E lane AJune 17, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Maya exhibit starts 6/21/2013. This is a world premier and we built it here!
  • Rob M.
    Rob MehtaApril 28, 2013
    Free wifi rocks!
  • Rob M.
    Rob MehtaApril 28, 2013
    Don't leave without a visit to the Omnitheatre-the only moving some the theater in America!
  • Toshie Y.
    Toshie YokoyamaMarch 19, 2013
    Turtle Rockside Brownie!!!
  • PCL Construction
    PCL ConstructionMarch 14, 2013
    An internationally recognized learning and research center, the Science Museum of Minnesota is home to an extensive collection of permanent and travelling science exhibits. Read more
  • Anne A.
    Anne AssaultahMarch 12, 2013
    Try lots of hands-on exhibits about the human body, the Mississippi River, weather, dinosaurs and much more.
  • Justin S.
    Justin SellerJanuary 26, 2013
    Excellent food on the restaurant on level 6. Fresh and tasty.
  • Sara S.
    Sara SchirerJanuary 18, 2013
    Haven't been to the science museum in for so long. Should be fun
  • Ann J.
    Ann JespersonJanuary 6, 2013
    Play on the musical stairs!!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CookJanuary 6, 2013
    But tickets for the omni ahead of time...
  • E lane A.
    E lane AOctober 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The $3.50 cup of chilli with fixings is a great deal!
  • Leah W.
    Leah WSeptember 20, 2012
    The musical stairs are a must to experience here!
  • Melanie
    MelanieSeptember 1, 2012
    It's a wino's paradise, beware of the fumes!
  • E lane A.
    E lane AJuly 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Ends Sept 3, 2012
  • Austin W.
    Austin WestermannJuly 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a bag of the polished rocks, it's probably the coolest most interactive souvenir you can get here
  • Lindsay B.
    Lindsay ButzerJuly 20, 2012
    Always love the museum, recently went here for a wedding and was pleasantly surprised that it is a great venue.
  • Sarah O.
    Sarah O'BannonJuly 4, 2012
    Go and check out the pirate exhibit while it's still here! There was an incredible variety of interesting things to look at- my family and I loved it!
  • Rob M.
    Rob MehtaJuly 1, 2012
    Do the Omnitheater first-then the exhibits. You'll feel less rushed
  • Carol V.
    Carol VansteeJune 17, 2012
    I was never a fan but some kids & adults find this Really really cool!
  • ROAM
    ROAMJune 13, 2012
    great museum!
  • Victor T.
    Victor TannerJune 10, 2012
    Try the Science. It's great!
  • Candiance M.
    Candiance McNairMay 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Come check out the real pirates exhibit here til September
  • Jay S.
    Jay SimonsenMay 29, 2012
    Love could be...
  • Candiance M.
    Candiance McNairMay 22, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the breakfast burritos they're great
  • J
    JMay 6, 2012
    Chill Chill
  • Museum Planning
    Museum PlanningMay 3, 2012
    Wonderful Science Museum ! Read more
  • Maggie B.
    Maggie BMay 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Eat the fruit! Play mini golf! Best gallery in the museum :)
  • Nasrul A.
    Nasrul AfiqApril 26, 2012
    Night at the museum ? whoaaaaa
  • Natasha Amiera™
    Natasha Amiera™April 26, 2012
    Play on the "Musical Stairs"
  • Angie C.
    Angie CApril 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    143 steps from outdoor staircase top to bottom
  • Susie G.
    Susie GApril 17, 2012
    Real Pirates - thar be real treasure 'ere, too. Arrr!
  • Greg S.
    Greg SwanApril 7, 2012
    Worst zoo ever. No lions, tigers or bears. Or penguins.
  • Tamara T.
    Tamara TempleMarch 17, 2012
    They have REAL dinosaur skeletons!
  • Jeannie H.
    Jeannie HillMarch 8, 2012
    Well worth it.
  • Kathleen S.
    Kathleen SimondsFebruary 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Very packed today if you think of going
  • Noah M.
    Noah MiwaJanuary 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    There is a great cell exhibit right now. You can swab your own cheeks and see them under a microscope.
  • Steven K.
    Steven KekichJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing Caves has amazing pictures of all different types of caves from all over the world!
  • Kashif A.
    Kashif AhmedJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazon is gud movie
  • Aizhan Z.
    Aizhan Z.December 8, 2011
    Amazing Social Science, breathtaking Omni Theater. Perfect place for anyone. Must see.
  • Kate H.
    Kate HarveyNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Great big chairs to relax and get a great view of the river!
  • Eric W.
    Eric WheelerSeptember 22, 2011
    Watch the calendar for Social Science nights. Definitely a good date night!
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MichelleAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    An awesome place, hands down. Whether for a few hours or a summer camp, the Science Museum of MN visit always ends with smiles.
  • Greg G.
    Greg GAugust 24, 2011
    Visit the cell lab with kids 8 - 14 they can do some neat experiments! (each takes ~20 min). Cool!
  • Joshua S.
    Joshua SickmeyerAugust 24, 2011
    Awesome place to visit!
  • Laura H.
    Laura HarrisAugust 24, 2011
    Great summer classes for all age kids. And affordable!
  • Sonja L.
    Sonja LienAugust 17, 2011
    Check out the movie in the omni theatre before taking in the exhibit.
  • Samantha C.
    Samantha ChambersAugust 15, 2011
    Childrens museum members get in free!
  • Alicia B.
    Alicia BJuly 9, 2011
    For anyone who works with people that have disabilities, PCA gets in for free and your client pays $1.00!
  • Sarlita
    SarlitaJune 28, 2011
    Science and golfing etiquette in action. Three-and-understand golf for free.
  • City Pages
    City PagesJune 10, 2011
    Voted the Best Museum by City Pages in 2011! It's known for bringing in big exhibits, like King Tut and the Dead Sea Scrolls, but the regular galleries and experimental rooms are not to be missed!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerMay 29, 2011
    Great view of the river from the balcony.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FlemingMay 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You missed the Dead Sea Scrolls...
  • Kayla D.
    Kayla DeanMay 14, 2011
    Bring LOTS of hand sanitizer!!!
  • Brandi P.
    Brandi PalechekApril 30, 2011
    To save money and share the experience, buy one audio tour for the touring special exhibits. Take turns listening and sharing what you learn as you walk through the exhibit.
  • Brandi P.
    Brandi PalechekApril 30, 2011
    Get tickets in advance online. View the movie Mummies before you visit the Tutankhamen exhibit. Arrive at the theater early to get the best seats.
  • Sarlita
    SarlitaMarch 25, 2011
    Check out the river flood from the musical stairs
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SimpsonMarch 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get your tickets too see the King Tut exhibit! It's amazing
  • Ray P.
    Ray PitmonJanuary 30, 2011
    The food on the 6th floor is really good, not what you'd expect from a cafeteria.
  • NASA
    NASADecember 7, 2010
    NASA scientists conduct a wide variety of experiments. Explore the world of math and physical science in the Experiment Gallery as you test hydraulics, light management, electro-chemistry, & more! Read more
  • Greg G.
    Greg GilesOctober 1, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Great place to watch fireworks, or just get away from the city and watch the river roll by.
  • Zach K.
    Zach KepleAugust 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Please have an idea of what you want prior to heading to the box office. This helps speed things up!
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MontgomeryAugust 5, 2010
    Bring a jacket. It is freezing inside the exhibits.
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WeimarJuly 29, 2010
    Take a couple extra minutes when you are checking out the Dead Sea Scrolls to play on the musical steps!
  • Kassie C.
    Kassie ChurchJuly 15, 2010
    Mini golf and a labyrinth out back are very cool. Best mini golf I have ever seen.
  • Constance
    ConstanceJuly 6, 2010
    If you visit the Dead Sea scrolls exhibit on a Tuesday between 1-3, the Dir. of the Saint Johns Bible is on hand to talk about the SJB. He'll be in the SJB exhibition area.
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LeJuly 5, 2010
    discovering new things plus check out the special exhibits they always have going on.
  • Ian S.
    Ian SchwartzMay 6, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Watch a #TEDxTC talk here!
  • Christy G.
    Christy GuttMay 6, 2010
    Go find the Mummy. It's a hidden gem and highly controversial, which the museum treats with respect.
  • Heather A.
    Heather AndersonApril 14, 2010
    Great museum field with a variety of things for all ages. Try parking a few blocks away so you can avoid the expensive parking ramp
  • Garry G.
    Garry GeikenApril 6, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    don't miss the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. Read more
  • Tammi
    TammiMarch 16, 2010
    Fascinating! With both travelling & permanent displays, there's always something for everyone. Read more
  • James M.
    James MoreheadFebruary 27, 2010
    Totally do Omnifest
  • Sherman K.
    Sherman KhoFebruary 19, 2010
    It's omnifest until March 11. And Dead Sea Scroll exhibit in March.
  • Ellery L.
    Ellery LuseFebruary 17, 2010
    Two words: Omni Theater. Read more
  • Josh S.
    Josh SFebruary 14, 2010
    Check out Omnifest!
  • Ibby D.
    Ibby DayFebruary 7, 2010
    Great Museum.
  • John P.
    John PieperJanuary 23, 2010
    Play on the "Musical Stairs"
  • Conner M.
    Conner McCallAugust 30, 2009
    come early on weekend days to avoid the crowd.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BAugust 16, 2009
    Check out the Titanic exhibit.
  • bryan k.
    bryan kennedyMarch 14, 2009
    Go to Make Day at the Science Museum. Check out Tim Kaiser's amazing circuit bent instruments.
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