The front exterior of the Science Museum of Minnesota

Parking and Directions

The Science Museum is located at 120 W. Kellogg Boulevard in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, and accessible by car, bike, train, bus, or on foot.

Know before you go: Minnesota has two seasons — winter and construction. With St. Paul in its orange cone era, we recommend planning ahead and checking road closures before you visit.

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Public Parking Ramp

Park at the Science Museum via Chestnut Street.
Take the parking ramp elevators to the Lobby level for museum access. $15/day, open to all!
Discounted for members and Great Tix purchasers during museum hours.

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Bike

Bike racks & lockers are available.
Lockers are available to rent through the parking office.

Bus

Take transit to the museum! Route map available here.

Ride free to the museum with Metro Transit!
June 28
July 27 (On track to discovery)
August 3 (Dino Fest)

Daily Parking

The Science Museum parking ramp is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. Parking is $15 on regular days, and $20 on days when events occur downtown near the museum. The museum parking ramp will be open until midnight on all Ordway performance nights.

Members receive discounted parking during museum hours. Great Tix purchasers' parking rate is $5; vouchers are available at the member desk in the museum lobby.

The $15 fee is payable by credit or debit card only at the ramp exit pay station. The $15 fee is valid for one day while the ramp is open.

The parking ramp is accessible for visitors who require ability-related accommodations. Learn more about accessibility at the Science Museum.

Electronic Chargers

The Science Museum provides three electric car charging stations on level P6 of the parking ramp for no additional fee. The chargers are available to use through the Chargepoint app, where visitors can also find if the chargers are currently in use.

Contract Parking

The Science Museum offers flexible, convenient contract parking to museum visitors and downtown employees through the form of a Fast Pass. 

Load your Fast Pass for easy-in, easy-out access at discounted rates ($7/day, deducted from your balance upon leaving the ramp). Reload your account at the self-serve pay station on the lobby level. Only pay when you use the card; you do not have to pay a monthly rate.

Fast Pass rates are not valid for events like Minnesota Wild games and concerts.  

Get started today! Email parking@smm.org.

Field Trip Parking

From September through May, school groups enter the museum from our education entrance at Eagle and Chestnut streets. From June through Labor Day, groups enter the museum from Kellogg Boulevard.

At the end of your reserved field trip time, buses should return to the area where you were dropped off.

Questions?

Email the parking office at parking@smm.org.