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Two trading places are located in your neighborhood!
Based on the successful model of the Collectors' Corner at the Science Museum of Minnesota, the museum has opened two satellite Collectors' Corner Neighborhood Trading Places. These are part of a pilot program designed to reach new audiences, create community partnerships, and provide new science opportunities.
R.H. Stafford Branch Library
Rice Street Branch Library
How the Trading Place Works
At the Collectors' Corner Trading Place, kids of all ages can bring in natural objects and/or a journal entry, photograph, rubbings or drawings of the object, share what they know about the object with a staff person or a volunteer and earn points. The more the trader knows about the object, the more points they will earn. With the points, the trader will be able to trade for another item at the trading post or save the points for use at a later time.
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Quarterly Nature Collections
Quarterly Nature Collections are featured throughout the year and provide a specific collecting focus. Volunteers and collectors alike can use these resources to learn about various collectible objects.
We need volunteers to staff this exciting program! For more information, visit www.smm.org/volunteer, call Lori at (651) 221-9453, or email her at .