A wide shot of the entrance to the Light Gallery, featuring the word "LIGHT" in a neon sign.

Accessibility, Amenities, and Museum Navigation

Getting to the Museum

The Science Museum is located in downtown Saint Paul at 120 W. Kellogg Boulevard. Visit our Parking & Directions page for specific driving directions.

Public Transportation

The Science Museum is just a few blocks from the Green Line light rail and is near several bus routes. Use the Metro Transit Trip Planner to find the best route for you.

Parking and Bike Storage

There are 16 designated accessible parking spaces located in the museum’s parking ramp. Vehicles up to 8’ tall can park in the ramp.

Electric vehicle charging is available for free in the parking ramp on level P6. To use the charging station, please download the Chargepoint app on your cell phone.

Bike racks are available in front of the museum off of Kellogg Boulevard for daily use. Bike lockers are available for rent by contacting our parking department.

Entrance

The museum’s entrance is located on Kellogg Boulevard and may be reached from the street or from our parking ramp with elevators. The entrance has automatic doors and has no exterior or interior steps. It is approximately 100 feet from Kellogg Boulevard to the entry doors.

Wheelchair Entrance

If you are dropping off someone in a wheelchair, we recommend doing so in our parking ramp on whatever level is most convenient. If you are in the ramp for under 15 minutes, you will not be charged when you leave. Visitors are able to borrow wheelchairs at no cost at the lobby desk.

At the museum

Indoor Map

Food and Beverage

All food and beverages, including anything you bring, can be enjoyed on level six. Learn more about our current food and beverage options.

Elevators

Elevators serving all levels are located throughout the building. Doors stay open 11 seconds. There is an audible floor change signal.

Restrooms

Accessible restrooms are available throughout the building, and there is a restroom with changing stations for infants or children on every exhibit level. All Gender and Family restrooms are located on level four behind the We Move and We Stay exhibition. An adult changing facility is also available on level two on request.

Photography

Taking photos is allowed and encouraged at the Science Museum! However, there are certain objects and artifacts that state “no photography” on their plaques due to their sensitive physical or cultural characteristics, and we ask that you honor that request.

Lockers

Lockers are located in our lobby and vary in cost from $3 to $2. Lockers are electronic and accept a code for access—payment by credit card only at a nearby kiosk.

Language

Several exhibits are in English and Spanish.

Strollers

Strollers are available at the Membership desk in the lobby for all visitors. Bringing your own stroller is also allowed, and the exhibits are stroller accessible.

Tickets

Tickets are available online and over the phone at (651) 221-9444. Income-based discounted tickets and Memberships are also available through our Great Tix program.

If you want to leave and re-enter the museum on the same day, make sure to keep a copy of your tickets with you to present at the exhibit entrance.

Omnitheater

  • Amplified Audio Units and written scripts are available for the Omnitheater.

  • Audio Description or DVS Theatrical® is available for most Omnitheater films. Inquire at the lobby desk or call (651) 221-9444.

  • Wheelchair and companion seating are available in the Omnitheater.

  • If your group is bringing your own sign language interpreter, special lighting is available with one week notice—call (651) 221-9444 for more information.

Sensory-Friendly Resources

We have a variety of tools available to help our visitors with sensory issues have a fun and fulfilling visit. At the exhibit entrance, ask our staff for sound-dampening headphones, a timer, or a kit containing headphones, fidgets, gloves, and sunglasses.

Quiet spaces: The back hallway of the RACE exhibit on level four (near the all-gender and family restrooms) has seating and is quieter and away from the gallery floor. Restrooms and drinking fountains are located nearby. There is also quiet seating on level three in the hallway behind the Experiment Gallery (past the brown bear).

Wellness Room

Located on level four near the RACE exhibit, the Wellness Room is a quiet, private space for visitors to nurse a child, pray, or simply take a break from a busy museum. The Wellness Room is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This room is equipped with a baby changing station. An adult changing facility is also available. Please speak to staff for assistance.

Access Services

  • TTY phone number (651) 221-4585.

  • Admission is free for working Personal Care Attendants when they’re visiting with a client.

  • Sign language interpreters can be arranged with one week notice—call (651) 221-9444.

  • Many exhibits are hands-on or have hands-on components.

  • Many exhibits have open or closed captioning.

  • Museum Lobby Geography

  • Exhibit Gallery Geography

  • Education Commons Geography

Public Safety Services

  • A certified on-site support team is readily available to directly assess and treat general illnesses, injuries, and provide advanced medical care.

  • This same dedicated team is responsible for visitor safety monitoring, protective services, building emergencies, and safeguarding the museum parking ramp.