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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

March 2015

March 26 The museum and Friends of the Mississippi River invite you to an evening program on Thursday, March 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. that will explore our increasing reliance on groundwater in Minnesota and the stress that this demand is placing on our aquifers. Dr. James Almendinger, senior scientist at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station, and Ali Elhassan, manager of water supply planning at the Metropolitan Council, will share their wealth of knowledge and insights on groundwater issues facing the Twin Cities. The event is free but registration is required.
March 28 NanoDays is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. On Saturday, March 28 from 12-4 p.m., explore the minuscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces! Take part in hands-on activities throughout the museum that demonstrate the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale.

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 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.
April 11 Making Connections Saturdays celebrates the diversity and creativity in our community. From 12-4 p.m. meet artists, scientists, crafters, fixers and tinkerers from diverse backgrounds, who will share their creations and crafts through hands-on activities and dynamic displays.
April 18 On Saturday April 18 let your kids* unleash their inner artist by painting a fish tile that'll be permanently installed in Kids' Wear at your new Nordstrom when it opens in Ridgedale Center. We'll have refreshments, materials, and an artist to help out—it's going be a blast! Tickets are $40; all proceeds will benefit the Science Museum of Minnesota's Kitty Anderson Youth Science Center. Please RSVP by April 10 by calling (651) 221-9444. (All tiles become property of Nordstrom.) *Kids must be between the ages of 6–12 and accompanied by an adult.
April 25 Making Connections Saturdays celebrates the diversity and creativity in our community. From 12-4 p.m. meet artists, scientists, crafters, fixers and tinkerers from diverse backgrounds, who will share their creations and crafts through hands-on activities and dynamic displays.

May 2015

May 16 Making Connections Saturdays celebrates the diversity and creativity in our community. From 12-4 p.m. meet artists, scientists, crafters, fixers and tinkerers from diverse backgrounds, who will share their creations and crafts through hands-on activities and dynamic displays.

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.