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Microscope Day 2016!

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Posted by
Asha Elgonda
Microscope Day 2016
Photos of our Microscope Day event on November 5th, 2016. Exhibits and special demonstrations from members of the Minnesota Microscopy Society, Shadow Puppet Cell Science with Z Puppets, Monarch Joint Venture from the University of Minnesota, and our very own Play Tinker Make activities!

The Microscopic World of Sand

Visitors looking at sand under a microscope
The Microscopic World of Sand
Visitors looking at sand under a microscope.

Tiny Drawings

Play. Tinker. Make. volunteer and visitors creating tiny drawings under a stereoscope.
Tiny Drawings
Play. Tinker. Make. volunteer and visitors creating tiny drawings under a stereoscope.

Diatom Button Making

Visitors making buttons with images of diatomaceous earth.
Diatom Button Making
Visitors making buttons with images of diatomaceous earth.

Monarch Joint Venture

Looking at butterflies under a microscope.
Monarch Joint Venture
Looking at butterflies under a microscope.

Z Puppets

Z Puppets

Z Puppets

Visitors creating their own puppets!
Z Puppets
Visitors creating their own puppets!

Lights! Camera! Microscope!

Lights! Camera! Microscope!

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Lights! Camera! Microscope!
Dragonfly wings under a stereoscope

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Microscopic view of a dragonfly wing.
Lights! Camera! Microscope!
Microscopic view of a dragonfly wing.

Tiny Creatures

Looking at pond water samples under a microscope.
Tiny Creatures
Looking at pond water samples under a microscope.

Tiny Creatures

Pond water sample shown on a computer by using a USB microscope.
Tiny Creatures
Pond water sample shown on a computer by using a USB microscope.

Amazing Shrinking Drawing

Amazing Shrinking Drawing

Today, we had outside presenters, such as the Minnesota Microscopy Society, Z Puppets, and Monarch Joint Venture, host activities throughout the museum, along with the Science Museum's own Play. Tinker. Make. activities! A lot of the activities utilized microscopes, explored ideas around scale and let visitors see and learn about the world of microorganisms. 

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