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Science Live Theatre

Science Live programs combine dramatic theater, science demonstrations, and interactive children's programming to create a diverse repertoire for all ages.

The Science Museum of Minnesota is a pioneer in the use of theatre as an educational, interpretive technique.

Performances for August 31 - September 6

Science LiveFor show descriptions, visit our Performance Descriptions page. Showtimes and locations vary, so check at the box office when you arrive for a complete schedule. Science Live shows are included with museum admission.

Monday, August 31
Museum Closed

Tuesday, September 1
10:30 a.m. Sound All Around
11:00 a.m. Goldie's Bears
11:30 a.m. Meta the Monarch
1:30 p.m. Destination Outer Space
2:00 p.m. Dating Dinosaurs

Wednesday, September 2
10:30 a.m. Destination Outer Space
11:00 a.m. Free Fall
11:30 a.m. As the Worm Turns
12:00 p.m. The Way the Ball Bounces
12:30 p.m. Dating Dinosaurs

Thursday, September 3
10:30 a.m. Dating Dinosaurs
11:00 a.m. Destination Outer Space
11:30 a.m. Cryogenics
12:00 p.m. Invisibility Cloaks, Flying Cars and Space Elevators, Oh My!
12:30 p.m. Fire Triangle
1:30 p.m. Sound All Around
2:30 p.m. Cryogenics

Friday, September 4
10:30 a.m. Destination Outer Space
11:00 a.m. As the Worm Turns
11:30 a.m. Dating Dinosaurs
12:00 p.m. Fire Triangle
12:30 p.m. Invisibility Cloaks, Flying Cars and Space Elevators, Oh My!

Saturday, September 5
11:30 a.m. Free Fall
12:00 p.m. Dating Dinosaurs
12:30 p.m. The Way the Ball Bounces
1:00 p.m. As the Worm Turns
1:30 p.m. Cryogenics
2:00 p.m. Splish and Splash
2:30 p.m. Destination Outer Space
3:00 p.m. Fire Triangle
3:30 p.m. Invisibility Cloaks, Flying Cars and Space Elevators, Oh My!
4:00 p.m. Fermentation Demonstration
4:30 p.m. Free Fall

Sunday, September 6
12:00 p.m. As the Worm Turns
12:30 p.m. Fire Triangle
1:00 p.m. Dating Dinosaurs
1:30 p.m. Splish and Splash
2:00 p.m. Cryogenics
2:30 p.m. Fire Triangle
3:00 p.m. Destination Outer Space
3:30 p.m. Free Fall
4:00 p.m. Fermentation Demonstration

* Reserved Performance

We share our scripts!

Thousands of museum visitors have enjoyed these shows at the Science Museum. And now your visitors can experience these productions, too. For more information on the shows that are available, please contact the director of Science Live Theatre at slong@smm.org.

Available scripts:

  • As the Worm Turns
    Grab a remote and tune into a short comedy about biomimicry, the science of imitating nature.
  • Dating Dinosaurs
    Learn how scientists determine the age of rocks and fossils in this short comedy about geochronology.

Institute of Museum and Library SciencesThis project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.