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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.

What happened in North America after the dinosaurs died out? In the Primeval Swamp, you can travel back 60 million years to find out. Learn More
Explore dinosaur skeletons and fossils of ancient life in the Dinosaurs and Fossils Gallery on Level 3 by inviting students to think like scientists as they make observations, collect information, and make interpretations about ancient life Learn More
This exhibit of Late Oligocene animals is the only such group anywhere. Learn More
Sparks fly, hair stands on end, and students are shocked and amazed by demonstrations of electricity. Learn More
How much energy does it take to power a light bulb? Students will find out by becoming a source of energy! Learn More

Think like amusement park engineers and design a device that floats, twirls and dances in a column of air. Students engage in the engineering design process by developing and testing their prototypes in a 3-foot tall wind tube.

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Have students investigate local contemporary environments, ancient environments, and the components of environments throughout several galleries in the Science Museum of Minnesota. Learn More
The Experiment Gallery is all about hands-on experience, providing exhibits and activities that let you take on the role of a scientist to test and explore the worlds of physical science and mathematics. Learn More
Build a circuit and see electricity work at the AC Electricity Bench. Learn More
Magnetic fields transform motion into electric currents at the BIG Magnet. Learn More