Big Back Yard | Science Museum of Minnesota

Big Back Yard

Now Open

Welcome to our wondrous outdoor playground, er, we mean our educational interactive biodiversity and ecological exhibit.

EarthScapes Mini-Golf
EarthScapes Mini-Golf

Learn how nature changes the landscape while playing our nine-hole mini-golf course. Fore! 

Ground Water Plaza
Ground Water Plaza

Water is life. Learn about the importance of groundwater aquifers and enjoy a refreshing drink of pure water you pump from 300-feet under the earth.

Gardens
Gardens

Wander our blooming gardens full of local plant life.

Hours

Through Labor Day, September 4
Daily 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weather permitting

Tickets

Mini-golf is an additional charge: $4 for members and $5 for non-members. Children 3 years and under golf for free. Viewing the Big Back Yard gardens is free with museum admission.

Explore the Big Back Yard

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Big Back Yard

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Big Back Yard

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Big Back Yard