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Raise the Roof

Explore the secret life of buildings. From classical physics to new findings in environmental science, from deeply held cultural beliefs to spectacular feats of engineering, buildings reveal fascinating stories of human ingenuity and science. Raise the Roof will draw the visitor into the extraordinary world of buildings as they have never experienced it before.


  • Requires a minimum of 2,000 sq ft (190 sq m) or 3,000 sq ft (280 sq m) of display area
  • A maximum exhibit height of 10 ft. (3 m)
  • Flexible design will accommodate variable display spaces
  • Twenty interactive exhibit components and immersive environments
  • Marketing, programming, and technical manuals included
  • Exclusive collapsible carts minimize storage needs


  • US $40,000 or $50,000 for a 3-month booking
  • Deposit required upon booking
  • Host institution pays inbound shipping for 2 trailer loads

Lease Terms

  • Includes one Science Museum of Minnesota provided technical manager at installation and take-down
  • Requires 5 working days installation and 4 working days take-down
  • Host institution provides 4 qualified technicians on site for installation and take-down plus 1 trained guard during open hours
  • Certificates of insurance

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