The Learning Technologies Center is an applied educational research and development center of the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Our mission is to support informal science learning through creative and meaningful applications of classic and emerging technologies.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Workshopping with the Summer Interns!

Our first Maker Corps Workshop showcasing a couple Play. Tinker. Make. activities!

Viewing drawing under a microscope
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Play. Tinker. Make. at the St. Paul Libraries Maker Fest!

Create tiny drawings and learn about circuitry with Play. Tinker. Make. at the St. Paul Libraries Maker Fest! 

Friday, June 16, 2017

A trip to the Maker Faire!

An personal introduction and reflection into this 3rd annual Minneapolis/St. Paul Maker Faire

Star Burst Pattern
Friday, April 21, 2017

Lego WeDo Drawing Machine

What happens when you combine Lego WeDos, Scratch, and a marker?

Side view of a simple car with two wheels and a pulley
Friday, March 31, 2017

First Experiment with WeDo 2.0

The new WeDo 2.0s have bluetooth technology that allows them to be operated up to 30 feet from the computer controlling them!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Broadcasting Activities and Sharing Resources

The Play. Tinker. Make. program incorperates about 100 different child-friendly activities available to visitors every Saturday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Detailed instructions to many of these activities are available online and can be found under the Learning Technologies Center's account at

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Sportsology Activity Ideas

As one of the Play. Tinker. Make. interns, I have been in the midst of brainstorming interactive activity ideas for Sportsology, one of the newer exhibitions in the museum.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Hour of Code at the Science Museum!

Hour of Code is an introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics of coding.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Presentation of work supported by the National Federation of the Blind

Watch the video recording of a presentation by three science centers that worked with the National Federation of the Blind to work on making their STEM programs accessible

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Play Tinker Make at Girls, Science, and Technology event

Empowering girls to science and techology through fun hands-on activities with Play Tinker Make. 


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