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Have a snack or a meal

Exploring can be hard work, and the Science Museum of Minnesota offers three delicious locations on site to relax and refuel. We also cater private events and parties on site; visit our Private Events section for details.

Elements Café

Elements CafeThe Elements Café, located on the museum's sixth floor, offers tasty entrees, salads, pizza, and beverages, plus incredible views of the Mississippi River.

Hours of Operation:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Java Lab

Java LabEnjoy a variety of espresso drinks, bakery goods, frozen yogurt, and glazed nuts as you prepare for a show in the Omnitheater. Java Lab is located in the fifth floor lobby of the Science Museum.

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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Snack on pizza, panini sandwiches, salads, and ice cream beneath the watchful eye of the mighty Diplodocus at Chomp, outside the Dinosaurs & Fossils Gallery.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday: 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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All of these facilities are accessible. For more information, visit the Museum Accessibility page.

Project No Waste

Project No WasteThe Science Museum is working hard to improve our waste management practices.We've got ambitious goals and we're making great strides, but we need your help to be successful. For more information, visit the Project No Waste page.