Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul


Region: Northeast
Paulucci Space Theatre
1502 E 25th Street
Hibbing, MN 55746
Contact: Joel Carlson
Phone: (218) 262-6718
Fax: (218) 262-6717
Tour Focus: On this tour you will see large format films and multi-media programs on various science and nature subjects. Hands on activities and guided night sky tours are also available.
Group Size: no minimum, 61 maximum
Cost: $4/adults, $3/students and seniors, free for children age 4 and under, group rates available
Availability: Year-round, by appointment
Tour Guide: Theatre employees and work-study students


Region: Southern
Lanesboro State Fish Hatchery
23789 Grosbeak Rd
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone: (507) 467-3771
Tour Focus: This facility is one of five state cold water hatcheries managed by the Minnesota DNR, raising trout to increase fishing opportunity in area lakes and streams. Group tours are welcome. Guided tours are available to groups by reservation.
Group Size: no minimum, no maximum
Cost: free
Availability: year-round
Tour Guide: DNR staff


Region: Southern
Southwest Minnesota State University Planetarium
1501 State Street
Marshall, MN 56258
Contact: Ken Murphy
Phone: (507) 537-6173
Fax: (507) 537-6151
Tour Focus: Enjoy our planetarium shows, night sky tours, and laser light shows; see our website for more details.
Group Size: 10 minimum, 60 maximum
Cost: $40-$100
Availability: By appointment
Tour Guide: Physics professor, planetarium director

St. Paul

Region: Metro
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact: Group Sales
Phone: (651) 221-9444
Fax: (651) 221-4533
Tour Focus: This is no ordinary museum. Featuring science, technology, and natural history collections, the Science Museum of Minnesota is a hands-on experience designed to grab you by the senses. Enjoy over 8 acres of indoor exhibits on 3 floors, as well as the world’s largest convertible-domed Omni theatre. Check the website to learn about the current special exhibit. Group Size: 15 minimum, 10,000 maximum
Cost: $6.00-$24.00 depending on activities
Availability: year-round. Reservations required.
Tour Guide: self-guided