We exist to...
Turn on the science: Inspire learning. Inform policy. Improve lives.
A world in which all people have the power to use science to make lives better.
We get the job done together.
We reject oppressive norms and practice authentic inclusion to achieve collective liberation.
We are curious and take risks to grow.
Facts about the museum
- The Science Museum was founded in 1907.
- The museum’s current location on the banks of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul offers 370,000 square feet of space. It includes a 10,000-square-foot temporary exhibit gallery, five permanent galleries, acres of outdoor space, and an Imax Convertible Dome Omnitheater.
- We impact over a million people from around the world every year through trips to our museum, school visits, our traveling exhibitions, and Omnitheater films.
- The museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.