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Water Problems Threaten Big Repair Costs For Science Museum

The Science Museum of Minnesota, a major tourist attraction that opened its new, $100 million home just 15 years ago, has serious water infiltration problems that could leave state taxpayers with a hefty repair bill.

06/25/2015

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Best Family-Friendly Museum Exhibits In Minnesota

The exhibits at these Minnesota museums are fun for the whole family.

05/12/2015

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Best Ways To Celebrate National Teacher Day In Minnesota

Celebrate a teacher today.

05/04/2015

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Wander Minnesota: May Is Minnesota Museum Month

It’s almost May — and that means it’s Minnesota Museums Month the annual celebration of all that Minnesota has to offer in the way of museums. And that’s quite a lot. It’s a considerable bounty, with about 600 around the state.

04/28/2015

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day In Minnesota

Don’t let Earth Day pass by without taking time to value its meaning.

04/20/2015

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Five Must-See Museums In Minnesota

You don’t know Minnesota until you’ve been to these local museums.

03/28/2015

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24 Hours In Minnesota

Fly in to Minnesota, jump on the Metro Transit and see the best of Minnesota in 24 hours. Here is how.

02/28/2015

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Natalie & Mike Blast Off At Science Museum

That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Now open at the Science Museum is “Space: An Out of Gravity Experience.” And like so many of the museum’s exhibits, this one is totally interactive.

02/21/2015

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Best Valentine’s Day Dates For Parents In Minnesota

Valentine’s Day means some kid-free time with your honey. Lock down a babysitter and enjoy one of these adults-only outings in Minnesota.

02/06/2015

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Wander Minnesota: Omnifest 2015

The weather is unreliable at best in January for Minnesota, but if you need to escape the reality of cold, snow, and/or slush and mud, check out the annual Omnifest at St. Paul’s Science Museum of Minnesota. The festival runs through February 19. Plan ahead and pre-order tickets, especially for weekends—this is a popular event.

01/21/2015

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Science Museum Of Minnesota Hosts Omnifest 2015

The Omnifest has returned to the Science Museum of Minnesota! A featured film at the fest, “D-Day: Normandy 1944″ pays tribute to those who fought in the invasion that turned the tide of World War II, and is playing for the first time in Minnesota as part of festival.

01/10/2015

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Wander Minnesota: Sunny Spots For Cold Days

When cabin fever strikes, where can you go that will at least give you the illusion of sunniness and warmth? Turns out there are quite a few places across the Twin Cities to do that.

01/05/2015

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Twin Cities Man Working To Save Monarch Population

Whether at the Science Museum of Minnesota, or in the classroom, there’s a good chance that you or your kids have had a butterfly as a teacher. Monarch butterflies have been used for generations to teach elementary-aged children about lifecycles and the wonders of nature.

12/30/2014

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Explore The World Of Butterflies At The Science Museum Of Minnesota

Spread your wings and fly, butterfly! The Science Museum of Minnesota’s live Butterfly House is now open. See hundreds of real butterflies close-up, watch their natural behaviors and explore their life cycles.

11/08/2014

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Design Zone Opens At Science Museum Of Minnesota

When you think math, you don’t always think “fun.” But a new exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota makes math a blast by showing visitors how it influences the most exciting jobs out there.

11/08/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Halloween Minus The Scares

Halloween is almost here. There are tons of scary things to do for older Halloween fans. But where you can take the little, more easily scared ones? The Minnesota Zoo offers HallZooween throughout October, with daily events like a Halloween Mythbusters scavenger hunt.

10/15/2014

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Labor Day Weekend: Beyond The Fair

It arrives all too quickly, but alas, it’s here: Labor Day weekend, the official end of summer. If you’ve already made your pilgrimages to the Minnesota State Fair and the Renaissance Festival, what else can you do on this glorious long weekend? Plenty.

08/28/2014

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Best Science Exhibits In Minnesota

Although science may not have been a favorite subject in school, science exhibits contribute to a lot of understanding and knowledge about the world around us. Visit these science exhibits in your community.

08/11/2014

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Best Activities To Celebrate Father’s Day In Minnesota

Treat dear old dad to a day out! This June 15th, celebrate him with one of these picks for a great Father’s Day activity in Minnesota.

06/06/2014

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Best Museums For Dates In Minnesota

See why a date to metro-area museums can be really fun.

05/26/2014

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‘Ultimate Dinosaurs’ Invade The Science Museum

We’ve all learned about T-Rex, brontosaurus and even stegosaurus. But every day, researchers are looking for new species of dinosaurs. Some of the most recent discoveries are on display at the Science Museum of Minnesota at the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit. It’s an up-close look at history, and a chance to imagine life millions of years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth, according to the Science Museum’s Kim Ramsden.

03/22/2014

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Minnesota’s Best Attractions For Kids

Summer break? Holiday off from school? Weekend excursion? These kid-friendly hotspots are sure to make the little ones smile.

03/15/2014

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Wander, Minnesota: Spring Break Staycations

Schools around the metro are taking that week-long (more or less) holiday known as spring break, now through mid April. Whether going out of town isn’t in your financial picture right now, or you’d just rather stay home, here are some ideas to keep your family from going stir-crazy—especially if it snows again next week. The classic kid-venture spots never fail to entertain: the Science Museum of Minnesota (especially with the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit having just opened, and it’s fantastic), which might be paired with a trip to the Minnesota Children’s Museum, which just opened its Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice exhibit;

03/14/2014

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Best Spring Break Activities For Kids In Minnesota

No need to be bored this spring break. Four major Minnesota institutions are bursting at the seams with information of things to do and places to see.

03/14/2014

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Spring Break Tip: Ultimate Dinosaurs At Science Museum

All this week, the WCCO Morning Show is checking out cool stuff for the kids to do over spring break. The biggest creatures to ever roam the earth are waiting for you at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The new Ultimate Dinosaurs Exhibit is an interactive trip back through time for the entire family.

03/10/2014

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