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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 if you had to generate all the electricity you use? Learn More
Observe the patterns of flow projected onto a large screen as water is heated and cooled. Alter the patterns and the temperature to see how these changes affect the currents. Learn More
Students will experience thinking like engineers by using engineering design processes and skills to solve problems and design their own creations. Learn More
Play with light, experiment with a giant bubble wand and learn more about how we understand the visual world. Learn More
Operate a small steam engine that drives a 12-volt alternator. Learn More
Make your own transformer to change AC electricity from high voltage to low voltage or from low voltage to high voltage. Learn More
Visit the Wave Tank and watch the surf crash against a wall or roll slowly up onto shore. Learn More
What impact does fire has on the three basic forms of matter? Learn More
An awe-inspiring tale of extraordinary insect endurance and human perseverance. Learn More
Explore force and motion in the Experiment Gallery by inviting students to take on the role of scientists as they investigate the movement of objects, changes in their speed or direction, and interrelationships between motion, force and mass. Learn More