The Union Depot is back and ready for business. After some remodeling and revitalization, it’s taking all comers. This St. Paul meeting place, hub of activity, and home of celebrations is better than ever. There are weekly tours which are free for the general public to come and experience the majestic history at the Union Depot in St. Paul, Minnesota. The tours explore how the Union Depot was utilized over the years and also how it has grown into a place for sustainability with “green” building principles.
American Association of Woodturners – Gallery of Wood Art
The AAW (American Association of Woodturners) Gallery of Wood Art is located at the Landmark Center of St. Paul which sits at 75 W 5th Street St. Paul, MN 55102. Here you will find an engaging display of woodworking and vintage lathes. The AAW also has educational exhibits and a gift store. Hours are Tuesday to Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 3 p.m.
The grand opening of the Bell Museum in St. Paul will be July 13. There will be an opening weekend event happening to introduce the good city of St. Paul, MN to its newest spectacle. The mission of the Bell is to bring together art, science, and environmental responsibility from a St. Paul, Minnesotan view.
Some things to do at the forthcoming Bell Museum will be the Whitney and Elizabeth Macmillan Planetarium. The Bells’ planetarium is the first ever in the United States with a “seamless” dome. You’ll go deep into and beyond the cosmos on a journey in the Whitney and Elizabeth Macmillan Planetarium. The Touch and See Lab allows young and old patrons to experience and learn through their senses and observation. Another exciting feature being added to the Bell Museum is Telescope Observation Nights beginning on May 4 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Each Observation begins with a science talk and then you’ll explore the stars and the universe with a guided tour through the sky. Also, don’t forget about Café’ Scientifique: Digging Deep. Café’ Scientifique is a “happy hour forum of science and culture”. This adult forum will explore connections between culture, environment, everyday life, and science. Digging Deep, in particular, will explore mining, consumerism, and climate change.
Julian H. Sleeper House
Julian H. Sleeper was an instrumental hotel owner and entrepreneur in St. Paul. Dr. Seth C. Hawkins purchased the house in 1993 to relocate his art collection from New Haven, CT. The Sleeper House currently has nine exhibition rooms, one of which displays Hawkins’ prized Gilded Age arts, wallpaper, carpeting, and other decorations. You’ll also find Roseville Pottery and memorabilia of President Garfield. Tours are $7 per person and by appointment only as this is a private residence.
These are only just a few of the spectacular museums in and around St. Paul, Minnesota. So the next time you are in need of some culture, art, or history; simply make a trip to St. Paul and see some this great city’s cultural reverence.
***BONUS*** Here is a list of theaters you have to visit that are not as well known in St. Paul Minnesota.