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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.

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
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
The Gorge details the history of the Mississippi River gorge. Learn More
View the current and recent weather at the Science Museum using scientific tools. Learn More
The Wild Rice component includes the lifecycle, harvesting, and ecology of wild rice. Learn More