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Museum Reopening

We have been missing you!

We can’t wait to see you. As you prepare your visit to the museum, please know we’ve added new safety measures based on guidance from local and state health officials.

Here is everything you need to know.


Museum Reopening: Important Safety Guidelines

We’re back, and we can’t wait to see you at the Science Museum of Minnesota! The Science Museum will reopen after its extended closure on Friday, February 26 for Members and on Saturday, February 27 for the public.

Our staff is hard at work making sure your visit is as safe as possible. Following guidelines from our local science and health officials, we have developed best practices to keep visitors, staff, and volunteers as safe as possible. We’ll continue to monitor public health locally and nationally and will look for your feedback on your experience, too!

Your support—through Membership and donations, interactions on social media, sharing and enjoying our digital Learn From Home activities and stories, and more—is the reason we’re able to reopen and share science with you in person. Thank you!


The following FAQ has all the information you need to understand our commitment to a safe museum environment and enjoy your visit.

Icons for advanced ticketing, online payment, masks required, safely spaced

We appreciate your cooperation during this time. For the latest health guidelines, please visit CDC website.


Going forward, the Science Museum of Minnesota will be open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with early access for Science Museum Members at 9 a.m. each day. All tickets must be reserved in advance at smm.org or (651) 221-9444. Tickets will be available online and via phone beginning Friday, February 19.


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