From the outside the Science Museum of Minnesota looks extremely interesting with it’s round features and corners and balconies. It sits along the Mississippi river and has a great view of the boats that come and go along the river. You can even see some barges as they make there way along the Mississippi. The Science Museum of Minnesota is on W. Kellogg Boulevard and is right in the city but if you look out at the river you would think you were in a less populated area. The Science Museum of Minnesota has a balcony that you can just look out at the river with binoculars and you can even see wildlife like ducks nearby. You can gaze across the Mississippi and watch all the goings on over there.
The Science Museum of Minnesota has many exhibits to offer people to come and enjoy. There are many exhibits for people to look at and there are some for people to touch. They are called hands on exhibits where you can go and create a small tornado or see how a wave works. There are a lot of cranks to turn to keep kids occupied and there is even some electricity involved. There is a staircase that makes music as you go up and down on them and once you start making a tune with your steps it is hard to get off the step even when you are an old child.
The Science Museum of Minnesota has a two story dinosaur that you can walk under and around and get a feel for the prehistoric times. And there is an exhibit on Egypt where you can see a real Egyptian mummy. There is an exhibit on late model medical devices that will make you glad that you live in this time period where our medicine is so much more advanced. And a great area with fossil exhibits in it where you can even see some of the fossils being worked on through a window The fossils are carefully scrapped and washed to get unwanted dirt and sediments off of the fossil thats being cleaned.
The Science Museum of Minnesota has an Omni theater. And Omni Theater is a large room with a 90 foot diameter dome that covers a big curved screen that is just about as big as the dome it is in. The seats in the Omni Theater are unbelievable comfortable and can put you to sleep but you don’t want to go to sleep because you will miss the great shows that they show in the Omni Theater. The shows at the Omni Theater change occasionally so you can go several times a year and not see the same picture. Or if you like the picture you can go more then once to see it.
Food is available at the Science Museum of Minnesota and there are terraces that overlook the Mississippi so you can eat while you look at the river. The Science Museum of Minnesota is open every day of the year with the exception of Thanksgiving and December 25, Christmas. The cost of the Science Museum of Minnesota is $8 for adults and $6 for kids ages 4-12. THe Omni Theater is a seperate charge and it costs $7.50 for adults and $4.50 for kids ages 4-12. You can phone 1-651-221-9444 to find out the times that the Science Museum of Minnesota is open and about the Omni Theater. .