Attraction Spotlight: Science Museum of Minnesota

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 10:55am.

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The Science Museum of Minnesota has been around since 1907. Ever since the first day they opened their doors they have been inspiring children to learn and improve their lives through the power of science. The building it occupies is close to 400,000 square feet, which is a huge amount of space.

The exhibitions area is 70,000 square feet and consists of five permanent galleries and a temporary exhibit gallery. The permanent gallery will cover everything from the human body to paleontology.

This particular museum is known all over the world for its interactive exhibits. It is also known for the large format films that get distributed all over the world.

Museum with a Live Theater

It was one of the first museums to use live theater as a training tool. Other museums look to them for ideas on how to use live programming in their facilities. They are innovators and also on the forefront of the latest technology.

In the early 90's the museum board of trustees and staff members came up with a plan to build a new facility. Ground broke in May of 1997. By December of 1999 the new facility was having its official grand opening. In order for this move to take place close to 2 million artifacts and specimens had to be moved.

The Convertible Dome

Currently, this museum is home to the only convertible dome Omnitheater in the United States. Since moving to its riverfront location, visitors from all over the world have been pouring in. As a matter of fact, the number of people walking through the doors has been record setting.

If you have never been here, you should visit and enjoy all that the museum has to offer. It’s a great attraction for everybody. Find out more about what all this museum has to offer please visit their website at

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