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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

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Experiment with lights and lasers to see how light behaves in this dynamic and "illuminating" class. Hands-on investigations will allow students to discover that light passes through some objects and is redirected, reflected, or absorbed by others. Students will apply what they have learned to direct a beam of light through a mirror maze. Learn More
Try multisensory active math in Math Moves! Engage your students in curriculum-related, exhibit-based learning, integrating the motivation and energy of free-choice investigation, the fun of discovery and personal meaning-making. Learn More
Partner Motion shows visitors how their rate of motion affects a graph on a screen. Walking back and forth, slowly and quickly, users create graphs of their motions. Partner Motion is part of the Math Moves Exhibition. Learn More
Provide length, weight and volume challenges for students to estimate and use measurement tools in four galleries of the Science Museum and in the Mississippi River Visitor Center, a National Park Service facility, just off the Lobby on Level 5. Learn More
The Mississippi River Gallery explores the environment of the Mississippi and its relationship to the people who depend on it every day. Learn More
See the St. Paul Riverfront over 12,000 years. Learn More
The Dead Zone is a computer interactive about the Gulf of Mexico. Learn More
The Gorge diorama offers a visual history of the Mississippi River gorge, while the Lake Itasca diorama highlights the wildlife that makes up this Minnesotan ecosystem. Learn More
Maps abound in the Mississippi River Gallery, including a large interactive map of river segments on large, movable tiles. Learn More
Rocks along Minnesota's North Shore are the remains of lava flows dating to about 1.1 billion years ago. View a collection of Minnesota rocks organized in drawers by type. Learn More