COMO PARK ZOO AND CONSERVATORY
1225 Estabrook Drive, St Paul, MN 55103 Directions
Group Program, Grants for School, Youth Engagement, Group Tours, Camp Como, Adult/Child Preschool, Shop, Birthday Parties, Family Classes, Lil' Explorer Thursdays, Field Trip Guide, Como Residency, Nature's Engineers, Programs for 2-Year-Olds and 3-Year-Olds & School
'Como Park Zoo and Conservatory' was established in 1873. Their professional team is committed to the well-being of the many plants and animals that live here, with a strong emphasis on biodiversity and serving over 2 million visitors annually. Como is home to a wide range of plants and animals and accepts tourists 365 days a year. The exhibit houses the twin polar bears Buzz and Neil from the zoo and features more than 13,000 square feet of outdoor habitat. The conservatory contains six indoor gardens and many outdoor areas, each year displaying thousands of beautiful plants. Como Park has been influential in meeting the leisure needs of Saint Paul residents and local communities. It provides all park visitors a wide range of free or reasonably priced leisure activities, facilities, and education opportunities. It affords free admission.
Price: Adult $3
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MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER
345 West Kellogg Boulevard, St Paul, MN 55102 Directions
Lectures and Talks, Meetings/Conferences, Family Event, Conservation, Field Trips, Classes and Workshops, Preservation Office, Oral History Collection, Native American Events, Library, Displays, Educational, Exhibitions, Camps, Historical Places, Music and Performances, Tours & Minnesota State Archives
Minnesota History Center holds year-round concerts, seminars, family days, and other special events. The building also houses the library and archives of the Minnesota historical society, a research center for school children, family historians, and educators. The museum displays showcasing artifacts of considerable size, hands-on activities, and immersive presentations. It features several different exhibits, as well as a library, shops, and dining options. Minnesota History Center examines the family history and state archives in their public library, or for an exciting history program or free concert to meet with friends. This iconic houses an award-winning museum, a library with historical records of the Government, meeting places of all kinds. It affords children age four and under, MNHS members & blue star families.
Adult (18-64) - $12
Senior (65+) - $10
Active Military (with ID) - $10
College Student (with ID) - $10
Youth (5-17) - $6
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SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA
120 West Kellogg Boulevard, St Paul, MN 55102 Directions
Private Events, Displays, Programs at Your School, Adult Computer Education, Anthropology, Public Science, Paleontology, Drink, Biology, Overnight Camp-Ins, Exhibitions and Films, Field Trips, Food, Gift Shop, Birthday Parties, Youth Camps and Classes, Warner Nature Center & Collection
Science Museum of Minnesota was established in 1907 and is one of the most famous museums in the state. Each year, it supports hundreds of thousands of people with its exciting displays, breathtaking giant screen movies, and special events, science museum education programs. The museum has been an early pioneer in using live theater as a humanizing interpretive device and extends to be a testing ground for other museums that wish to provide live entertainment in their exhibition halls. The museum offers creative staff learning programs for teachers across the city, and scientific educational programs for K-12 classrooms. The Science Museum is actively researching and introducing new technology in order to inform their public about science. The studies and collections division of the science museum and the research station on the St. Croix watershed provide extensive ongoing scientific research.