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Engaging science experiences at your school

residenciesResidencies give your students the opportunity to dive deeper into SCIENCE. Residency programs are a great way to introduce new curriculum units or build school unity. Your students will solve fascinating challenges, use intriguing scientific equipment, and learn distinctive and interesting science concepts.

We'll come to your school for the length of time that best suits your needs and budget—from a day to a full week! All residencies kick off with a lively assembly (that can be adjusted for multi-grade audiences) and continue with in-depth classroom sessions. Register for your residency today, and we will work with you to develop a schedule that fits your student population.

To make your reservation, fill out the Request a Program Form. You may also email or call (651) 221-4748 or (800) 221-9444 ext. 4748.

Schedules and cost may vary due to number of contact hours. NOTE: The museum offers residency programming Tuesday - Friday during the school year.

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Archaeology

Archaeology
Analyze artifacts, read layers of debris, and excavate and map a simulated archaeological site to uncover clues about the lives of people—some who lived over 9000 years ago!
Class sessions are designed for students in grades K-5.
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Crime Lab Science

Crime Lab Science
Learn different techniques in forensic science to analyze evidence and solve this school wide "who done it" mystery! This residency requires an opening and closing assembly.
Class sessions are designed for students in grades K-5.
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Electricity

Electricity
Create a human circuit, see your hair stand on end and discover how magnets help to create electricity.
Class sessions are designed for students in grades K-5.
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Energy Connections

Energy Connections
Develop an understanding of why and how to conserve energy at home and school while participating in engaging experiments to evaluate energy consumption.
Class sessions are designed for students in grades K-5.
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Three Rivers

Three Rivers
Students explore the biology, ecology, water quality, and interdependence of the St. Croix, Minnesota, and Mississippi river systems.
Class sessions are designed for students in grades K-5.
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Water

Water
Students explore the importance of water as a resource as they conduct water cycle experiments, pump groundwater from wells, attempt to make wastewater clean enough to drink, and observe pH changes in lakes affected by acid rain.
Class sessions are designed for students in grades K-5.
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Engineering

NEW! Engineering Field Day
The Engineering Field Day is a hybrid of interactive presentation and hands-on activities for students. They'll learn how engineers solve problems and create new technologies, then have a chance to put their problem-solving abilities to the test!
Class sessions are designed for students in grades K-2.
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