About the Museum

We’re here to turn on the science

Through education, in-person experiences, online learning, and everything in between, the Science Museum of Minnesota is dedicated to collaborating with our community to create a world where everyone has the power to use science to make lives better.

With the help of our visitors, volunteers, staff, and community partners, we’re using science to figure out how our world works. Between our interactive exhibits, collection with over two million objects, and continuous scientific research, we believe there’s always something new to discover.

Museum facts

  • The Science Museum was founded in 1907.

  • The museum’s current location on the banks of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul offers 370,000 square feet of space. It includes a 10,000 square-foot temporary exhibit gallery, multiple permanent galleries, zero-emissions Science House, and an Imax Convertible Dome Omnitheater.

  • We impact over a million people from around the world every year through trips to our museum, school visits, online experiences, traveling exhibitions, and Omnitheater films.

  • The museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


We exist to...

Turn on the science: Inspire learning. Inform policy. Improve lives.


We envision...

A world where everyone has the power to use science to make lives better.


We value...

We get the job done together.

We reject oppressive norms and practice authentic inclusion to achieve collective liberation.

We are curious and take risks to grow.