One of the places we visit the most is the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul. They have a wide variety of permanent exhibits, hands-on learning opportunities, and Omnitheater. The museum also hosts one or two traveling exhibits throughout the year.
This summer, the Science Museum is hosting the Real Pirates exhibit. The exhibit tells of the Whydah, a pirate ship that was originally a slave ship, its crew, and its fate. Some of the recovered artifacts include clothing, weaponry, and even pirate’s booty!
The Big Back Yard is an outdoor exhibit which is open only in the summer. You can play mini-golf while learning how land and water affect each other and admiring the Science Museum’s native plant gardens. Our favorites though are the camera obscura, water table and sluice for panning for gems and fossils.