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Explore Store Gift Shop

Explore our Explore Store in the museum lobby. Browse a wide variety of unique items in our gift shop including:

  • Books on a broad range of science subjects
  • Omnitheater films on DVD
  • Educational posters and games
  • Science Museum and Minnesota apparel
  • Decorative jewelry
  • Rock and fossil specimens
  • Science kits and IQ boosters
  • And a whole lot more...

Buy a gift for family, friends, or yourself and support the Upper Midwest's favorite museum attraction. Science Museum members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Explore Store Hours

Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Science-studded stocking stuffers!

Holiday shopping season has arrived, and the Science Museum's Explore Store is equipped to provide you with unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list.

  • Find the 2015 version of the Freshwater Society's Minnesota Weatherguide Environment Calendar, one of the Explore Store's top sellers.
  • Take in our selection of microscopes and science kits for kids,or explore the 3D Mirascope, which uses mirrored optics to create hologram images that appear to be floating.
  • We've got the biggest science kits and dinosaur sections in the metro!

You'll find something for all ages, interests and budgets on your shopping list at the Explore Store. And what's more, a portion of the store's proceeds go back to the museum to help fund special programming, educational opportunities, and museum operations.

For more information about the Explore Store, call (651) 221-9414.

Science Museum Members Holiday Sale: Save 20%
From December 9-14, Science Museum members will enjoy double the discount on their Explore Store purchases. Show your membership card when you check out to take advantage of this 20% savings. In addition, don't miss the free gift wrapping on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of that weekend. This holiday discount offer is not valid for the purchase of gift cards or with other offers or discounts.

A portion of the store's proceeds go back to the museum to help fund special programming, educational opportunities, and museum operations.