Science Fusion events celebrate culture and inspire the next generation of scientists
Science, culture and opportunity will meet during the Science Museum of Minnesota's popular Science Fusion
event series, which take place the first two weekends in January. Join us, and encourage students and families to join in as well, for this series of events that celebrates the accomplishments of the African American, American Indian, Latino and Hispanic, and Asian American communities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Visitors will have a chance to meet science professionals from leading Twin Cities companies who'll display their work and conduct demonstrations. It's a hands-on look at the scientists' expertise in a science-fair style setting and is the perfect atmosphere for in-depth, one-on-one interaction between visitors and presenters.
Free with museum exhibit admission. Up to four children get in free with full adult price ticket.
African Americans in Science, Saturday, January 5; American Indians in Science, January 6; Amantes de la Ciencia, January 12; and Asian Americans in Science, January 13. Events take place from 1-4 p.m. each day. Learn More
Nominate a student for the Donaldson Science Award
As part of the Science Fusion events, the Donaldson Science Award (formally known as the Good Job Award) will honor students of color who have exceptional achievement in or passion for a STEM discipline. Award winners will be honored at each event at a Presenter Breakfast and asked to present to museum visitors about their current science projects.
Winners will receive an honorarium of $100 and a one-year household membership to the Science Museum of Minnesota. Deadline: Friday, December 21. Download a nomination form here.
The Real Dino Experience
is a seamless and rich field trip experience for K-3 students, with thematic programs designed to reinforce concepts from your curriculum and state science standards. Booking it is simple, easy, and a stress-free way to plan an integrated field trip to the Science Museum. Just pick a date and let us figure out the details of your 3-hour itinerary, including all three dinosaur experiences and lunch. Learn More