#4 Science Museum of Minnesota

#4 of 52 Must See Things in Minneapolis.

The Science Museum of Minnesota makes learning fun through their interactive exhibits and stunning Omnitheater. They promote hands-on learning in a way that’s accessible and exciting. Don’t just read about how things work. Explore, see and feel science in action. 

The Science Museum currently has a 10,000-square foot temporary exhibit gallery, a number of permanent galleries and an Imax Convertible Dome Omnitheater. Some of their permanent exhibits include Dinosaurs & Fossils, The Human Body, Native American Exhibition, and RACE: Are We So Different? Their newest exhibit, Sportsology, opened earlier this year. This exhibit examines what allows athletes to move, jump and throw in order to make the basket, score the goal or be the first to cross the finish line. Sportsology encourages learning through participation. Challenge yourself to a virtual race, attempt the perfect baseball swing or practice creating a balanced meal. Get in on the action while learning about physiology, anatomy and nutrition.

Also be sure to check out the Omnitheater, their phenomenal 90-foot dome screen displaying all sorts of films about animals, space and natural wonders to name a few. January-March is the popular film fest, Ominfest, which features their five most popular films of the previous year. The line-up of films has something for all ages and interests.

Take your whole family to the Science Museum, or plan a date night on one of their Social Science nights. During Social Science, the museum is open to adults 21+ to explore, interact and learn while sipping on a beverage and enjoying special programming and presentations. Check out their upcoming events so you never miss out on the fun!