The Science Museum’s primary visitor attractions include:
The first convertible dome Omnitheater in the United States—the William L. McKnight-3M Omnitheater. This theater has two screens: a 90-foot diameter domed screen that can rotate back behind the audience seating area to reveal a 90’x70’ flat screen.
A brand new 3D Cinema, powered by Panasonic, which features razor-sharp, colorful 3D images that leap off the screen and into viewers laps.
Dinosaurs and Fossils Gallery, including the largest of only four Triceratops in the world
Mississippi River Gallery, including an authentic, climb-aboard Mississippi River towboat perched on a 75-foot-high gallery balcony overlooking the river.
6000-square-foot Human Body Gallery filled with hands-on activities, including a Cell Lab in which visitors can view DNA and see their own cells under a microscope.
Collections Gallery highlighting the museum’s unique acquisitions from nearly a century of research in anthropology, paleontology, biology, and environmental sciences.
Experiment Gallery including hands-on exhibits on electricity, weather, and the physical and natural sciences (favorites include the “make a tornado” activity, the “bicycle-powered light bulbs” activity, and the “Sound Lab”).
U.S. Bank Great Hall, with 10,000 square feet of space for traveling exhibits (scheduled seasonally).
The seismophone, a massive musical sculpture that chimes when there is seismic activity in the earth.
Amenities include restaurants with indoor and outdoor seating and several special event spaces.
The Big Back Yard, a 1.2 acre outdoor exhibit gallery featuring nine holes of science-themed miniature golf, a 17,000 square-foot prairie maze, large scale interactive exhibits, a Panning for Gemstones and Fossils activity, and Science House, the Science Museum’s award-winning solar powered building.
Museum Hours vary by season, so please visit our website for hours and prices.