I received tickets in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Hours: Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission Only: Adult – $13.00 – Child (4-12), Senior (60+) – $10.00
Omnitheater + Museum Admission: Adult – $20.00 – Child (4-12), Senior (60+) – $17.00
We love the Science Museum of Minnesota. Let me say it again, in case the people in the back didn’t hear me. WE LOVE THE SCIENCE MUSEUM!
I had actually told my boys that we were going the weekend before, and then something came up and we couldn’t go then… boy did I never hear the end of it. #parentingfail But it made actually going there that much sweeter! They were SO excited! We had an absolute blast last year, and I wasn’t sure how this year would measure up. Amazingly, of course. There’s so much there for every age group, so every time you go your kids will discover something they never did before- a little older, a little wiser, and ready for more in-depth science every time. My boys were REALLY into the microscopes on this visit- any time they found one they ran right to it. Here they are looking at different things in the Mississippi River exhibit.
The newsroom section is always a fan favorite.
Native American Exhibit
Live show stage (We watched a great show, I totally forgot to take a picture, boo!) They have a schedule online, so be sure to plan ahead and decide what awesome live science show you’ll catch!
We loved it! This is a great one because it is totally equally fascinating for both parents and kids.
There were some awesome technology pieces to it, that both my kids loved. The picture below of them touching the screen was this AWESOME way to look at different mummies- how they were wrapped, what was with them, their teeth, and so much more.
More, and more, and more FUN!
The Omnitheater is always my favorite part. It is SO amazing to watch that screen come down- the excitement in the room is contagious! The video was 100% breathtaking… the videography they captured of our national parks in the US was truly astonishing. And it made me want to travel to each and every one! Sometimes we get caught up in wanting to travel overseas and to other countries, but you could literally spend all your life exploring the United States and not see all the wonder and beauty.
Here’s more about National Parks Adventure, and the Mummy Exhibit.
Discover the wild place that belongs to us all
As America celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service this year, National Parks Adventure takes you on the ultimate off-trail experience into America’s great outdoors. Soar over red rock canyons, up craggy mountain peaks that touch the clouds, and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds. Join world-famous climber Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe, and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb, and adventure across America’s majestic and treasured parks in an action-packed celebration of the wild places that belong to us all.
Get a rare, up-close look at nearly 20 mummies from ancient Peru and Egypt in this stunning new exhibition, developed by the world-renowned Field Museum of Chicago. Featuring one of the largest collections of mummies in North America,Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs lets you see how modern technology has revealed intricate details about the lives and customs of these ancient people. Saint Paul is one of only four cities on this exclusive tour. Don’t miss it!
Unravel the mysteries
Also on display are richly decorated coffins, sarcophaguses, mummification tools, and mummies of birds, cats, and crocodiles. At interactive touch tables, you can “unwrap” layers of mummies, to see the precious objects the bodies were buried with, as well as vivid details about the individual children, teens, and adults who lived out their lives in ancient times. Using the modern technologies of CT scanning and 3D printing, scientists have revealed a detailed look into long-vanished cultures of Peru and Egypt.
Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs is at the museum through Labor Day, September 5.