The partners built the Saint Paul EcoDistrict to offer a free learning experience to anyone spending time in Saint Paul. There are lots of great things to see and lessons to learn about how technology works in our everyday lives and extraordinary efforts being made in Saint Paul to lead the way in sustainability. If you are already visiting, this is a wonderful extra thing to do while you are in the city. If you are planning your next family excursion, this is a great opportunity to combine education, lessons on sustainability, and seeing world-class technologies in operation. All just steps away from the Mississippi River and great restaurants and parks.
Bring the whole family! The EcoDistrict is a great way to learn more about sustainability whether you are an expert in science and technology or being introduced to sustainability for the first time. Some content may be slightly technical for children, but our intent is to appeal to all ages.
There are no age restrictions here. This is an educational tour for all ages.
Touring the EcoDistrict is free of charge. Science Museum exhibits and the Omnitheatre have admission costs.
Plan for an hour and a half if visiting all of the EcoDistrict destinations. If you only have a short amount of time, each site can take only a few minutes and take approximately 5 minutes to walk between them.
The technology is best seen and most easily accessed from outside. However, the Saint Paul RiverCentre, the George Latimer Central Library, and the Science Museum all have valuable information inside.
The Science Museum and the Saint Paul RiverCentre both have cafes offering food and drink that you can purchase during business hours. Visit Saint Paul lists all of the restaurants in Downtown for you to explore.
The outdoor portion is accessible all hours of the day. Individual buildings have their own hours of operation.
The Saint Paul EcoDistrict was developed as a way to share the sustainability initiatives happening in our corner of the city. A uniquely green pocket of business, energy, and education, we want to share the technology with the public.
Pets are welcome outdoors in all areas of the EcoDistrict but if you plan to explore inside, it’s best to leave pets at home.