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The Science Museum of Minnesota knows educators!

"Having exhibits that support or reinforce a standard is just what is
needed to cement learning for students"
- St. Paul science teacher

Finding Science Museum resources aligned with Minnesota Academic Standards is easy. Check out our new searchable online database. Email us at standards@smm.org with questions or suggestions.

Which common cleaning agents are effective against real bacteria? Test your hypothesis. Learn More
Collections Gallery includes a sampling of objects from the museum's collections. Investigate Questionable Medical Devices and visit the new We Move and We Stay area. Learn More
Inventions that claimed to cure any number of chronic diseases or treat psychological disorders, this exhibit includes a phrenology machine, and a vibratory chair. Learn More
Our special guest today: Liquid Nitrogen! Join us in this demonstration of its chilling feats and freezing cold temperatures. Learn More
Become paleontologists for the day by comparing real teeth from modern day and prehistoric animals. Using evidence collected, students will identify whose chompers are whose. Learn More
Discover how paleontologists interpret fossils and reconstruct a life-size dinosaur skeleton puzzle! Learn More
The Dinosaurs and Fossils Gallery amazes with world-class pre-historic dinosaur and fossil displays and interactive exhibits. Learn More
Gaze at the claw of a giant ground sloth and learn about the 20 foot long creature that used to roam the warm forests of the Americas. Learn More
Discover clutches of dinosaur eggs and learn about how quickly baby dinosaurs grew up. Learn More
Use a slider to reveal the origins of oil and coal; two energy sources that come from plants and animals over 60 million years ago. Learn More