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Ongoing Events

Preschool Playdate Tuesdays
Every Tuesday morning, join our preschool-age activities that keep little hands busy and little minds buzzing. Visit the exhibits, make your own take-home science experiment and enjoy preschool-perfect performances. Learn More

Student IDiscount
Get special pricing every Friday evening. Enjoy 8.5 acres of world-class exhibits, a giant-screen domed Omnitheater and more for our lowest student price ever. Just bring in a valid student ID after 5 p.m. any Friday evening. Learn More

Senior Tuesdays
We've designated the first and third Tuesdays of every month as Senior Tuesdays. Tour the museum's exhibits, enjoy an Omnitheater screening and take a coffee break. Learn More

Social Science
Grab a drink, enjoy the museum and experience innovative programming in an adults-only atmosphere on the first Thursday of every other month (unless noted otherwise). Learn More

Behind the Scenes
Take a peek behind the scenes! On select dates we open the doors of the Science Museum's labs and Collections Vault. Learn More

December 2014

December 13 On Saturday, December 13 from noon to 4 p.m., join us in testing some of the holiday season's science-themed toys! Try your hand with sumobots, launch stomp rockets, fold and fly paper airplanes, snap circuits, and play circuitry sports. With special activities to expand upon each toy's science concepts, you can test its mettle and discover cool ways to extend the fun!
December 20 On Saturday, December 20 from noon to 4 p.m., join us in testing some of the holiday season's science-themed toys! Try your hand with sumobots, launch stomp rockets, fold and fly paper airplanes, snap circuits, and play circuitry sports. With special activities to expand upon each toy's science concepts, you can test its mettle and discover cool ways to extend the fun!
December 24 The Science Museum of Minnesota and Omnitheater will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 for the Christmas holiday.
December 25 The Science Museum of Minnesota and Omnitheater will be closed on Thursday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday.

January 2015

January 10 Celebrate African Americans in Science on Saturday, January 10 from 1-4 p.m. This event introduces visitors to some of the best and brightest scientists, inventors, and educators from the Twin Cities' African American community. Meet science and educational professionals, learn about what they do through interactive displays and presentations, and discover the inspiring contributions they've made to technology, education, health care, and innovation in Minnesota.
January 17 On Saturday, January 17 from 12-4 p.m., the Science Museum and the University of Minnesota's Masonic Cancer Center invite you to the Cancer and the Human Body event. Learn the basics about a disease that touches so many lives each year—from cancer biology to laboratory research and treatment methods. Discover the amazing tools physicians can use to fight the disease, meet scientists active in the field, and ask questions about current trends in the study of cancer.
January 19 Take a peek behind the scenes! On Monday, January 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., we'll open the doors of the Science Museum's labs and Collections Vault, giving you a rare opportunity to see some of the hidden items in our incredible collection and get a glimpse at what it takes to care for them. You'll also meet our researchers and volunteers and learn about the exciting work that's underway in their labs.
January 24 Celebrate ¡Amantes de la Ciencia! on Saturday, January 24 from 1-4 p.m. This event introduces visitors to science and education professionals from the Twin Cities' Latino communities. Participate in make-and-take activities, and enjoy entertainment with a Latino flair.
January 31 Celebrate American Indians in Science on Saturday, January 31 from 1-4 p.m. This event introduces visitors to individuals from the Twin Cities' American Indian community who have made significant contributions to science, engineering, and education. Meet presenters from a wide variety of disciplines who will share their areas of expertise through hands-on activities and dynamic displays.

February 2015

February 5 Social Science opens the Science Museum to adults only (21+ with valid ID) on Thursday, February 5 from 6-11 p.m. At In the Dark, explore a darkened museum and all that glows, flickers and shines this Social Science. With LED jewelry and laser mazes, luminescence and phosphorescence, it's an experience you won't want to miss.
February 7 Celebrate Charles Darwin's birthday at the museum on Saturday, February 7. From 1-4 p.m., participate in family friendly activities throughout the museum galleries.
February 14 Celebrate Asian Americans in Science on Saturday, February 14 from 1-4 p.m. meet science and education professionals who represent many geographic backgrounds, from SE Asia to the mainland and the Pacific Islands. Learn about what they do through interactive displays and presentations, and discover the inspiring contributions they've made to technology, education, health care, and innovation in Minnesota.

April 2015

April 9 Social Science opens the Science Museum to adults only (21+ with valid ID) on Thursday, April 9 from 6-11 p.m. At the Fermentational Informational, put beer under the microscope and celebrate the biology, chemistry and hand-to-mouth physics that delight your senses. With limited beer sampling from local breweries, fermentation demonstrations, beer density experiments, and presentations by experts.

June 2015

June 4 Social Science opens the Science Museum to adults only (21+ with valid ID) on Thursday, June 4 from 6-11 p.m. At Bike Night, pedal your way to the museum this Social Science, and get those mental gears turning. From the nanoscience behind lightweight bike frames to the physics that propels you forward, we'll be digging in deep with the science of cycling.