Saint Paul's Science Museum of Minnesota
There is also a 10,000-square-foot temporary exhibit gallery. This area has hosted exhibits making national or worldwide tours. Artifacts from the famous eruption of
Beginning Thursday on June 12th, a brand new exhibit to the Twin Cities area will open in this temporary gallery. The Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination features more than 80 costumes, models and props from all six Star Wars films. Visitors are invited to defy gravity, manipulate robots, engineer droids, and “journey into that galaxy far, far away that has captivated audiences for more than 30 years.”
The museum has a dual-screen IMAX/Omnimax theater and a rotatable dome for viewing Omnifilms. It’s the first such convertible theater in the Northern Hemisphere. The domed screen can be rotated around the theater to reveal the IMAX screen. The counterweights for the system were so huge that they had to be put in place before the rest of the building could be constructed. The theater also boasts "the largest permanently installed electronic cinema projector in the world," an advanced computer system to coordinate the theater's facilities, and a complex sound system to accommodate both viewing formats, according to the website. The museum has been a leading producer of Omnifilms, with ten to its credit so far. They're listed in this Wikipedia article.
To support its reputation as a leader in the field in developing and producing interactive science exhibits, the
The Science Museum of Minnesota is truly a first-class facility for science education. And it’s right here in our backyard!