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
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
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
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
||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.
||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.
||Celebrate Charles Darwin's birthday at the museum on Saturday, February 7. From 12-4 p.m., participate in family friendly activities throughout the museum galleries.
||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.
||Fall in love with winter at the Winter Blizzard Blast at Warner Nature Center, located 10 miles north of Stillwater, on Saturday, February 14 from 1-5 p.m. Explore their trails on a guided snowshoe hike, try out a kicksled, use an underwater camera to see life below the ice, and more! No registration required. Learn More
||National Engineers Week happens in February of each year. The Science Museum and the Society of Women Engineers invite visitors to celebrate during the Spark, Slime and Speed event on Sunday, February 15 from 12-4 p.m. With five interactive experiments representing different areas of engineering, the event will open kids' eyes to the wonderful world of engineering and science. Kids will build and perform the experiments with the help of real engineers. Included in regular museum admission.
||Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience opens on Friday, February 20. This hands-on, bodies-on exhibition invites you to explore the extraordinary conditions of human space exploration and discover the science that makes it successful.
||Journey to Space opens on Friday, February 20 in the Omnitheater. Marvel at the extraordinary accomplishments of human space travel over the past fifty years—and dream of the new horizons ahead.
||On Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22 from 12-4 p.m., the Space Crew of the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center will present A Celebration of Space during the opening weekend of the Space exhibition, with special activities they have designed and created like rocket launchers.
||Star Wars Day is Saturday, February 28 from 12-4 p.m. Meet members of the 501st Legion and participate in engineering activities with a Star Wars spin! Test your Star Wars IQ in the Jedi Trials, build jitterdroids, launch stargliders, create stop motion animations with toys, compete with wind powered pod racers, and more. Included in regular museum admission.
||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.
||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.