No. 1: Science Museum of Minnesota
120 Kellogg Blvd W
St. Paul, Minn. 55102
Learning and exploring is the name of the game at the Science museum. Check out traveling exhibits like the Dead Sea Scrolls or permanent exhibits that include questionable medical devices used in history.
No. 2: Minnesota Children’s Museum
10 W Seventh St
St. Paul, Minn. 55102
This is a place where kids can get dirty! The hands-on interaction provides fun for the whole family.
No. 3: Walker Art Center and Sculpture Gardens
1750 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, Minn. 55403
Home to perhaps Minnesota’s most famous work of art “Spoonbridge and Cherry” it’s a popular attraction to both tourists and locals. You can always check out an exhibition or performance inside the Walker too.
No. 4: Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
333 E River Road
Minneapolis, Minn. 55455
Just one look at the outside of the building and you know some cool art waits inside.
No. 5: The Bakken Library and Museum of Electricity in Life
3537 Zenith Ave S
Minneapolis, Minn. 55416
If you want to find out the mysteries in the world of electricity, check out this museum. You will be able to experiment with electricity and magnetism and see how its shaped our world.
No. 6: The Landing
2187 Highway 101 East
Shakopee, Minn. 55379
Take a trip back in time and see what life was like along the Minnesota River Valley nearly 150 years ago at The Landing. See authentic buildings and how settlers lived in the area complete with people dressed up and reenacting day to day living.
No. 7: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue
Minneapolis, Minn. 55404
Free admission everyday makes it the museum to visit in Minnesota. It’s the state’s biggest art educator and there are so many exhibits you are sure to see something new every time you go.
No. 8: Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Boulevard W
St Paul, Minn. 55102
Another interactive museum that lets you explore the history of Minnesota and even sample special exhibits like Chocolate: The Exhibition.
No. 9: Mill City Museum
704 S 2nd St.
Minneapolis, Minn. 55401
Bake your way to fun with a trip to this museum. It is built in the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill.
No. 10: Bell Museum
17th & University Ave.
Minneapolis, Minn. 55414
A quaint museum located near the U of M campus shows you what animals look like up close. It contains nearly 4 million specimens from around the globe.
–Alison Lorge is a web producer and consumer blogger at WCCO.