Preschool Playdate Tuesdays
Every Tuesday morning, join our preschool-age activities that keep little hands busy and little minds buzzing. Visit the exhibits, make your own take-home science experiment and enjoy preschool-perfect performances. Learn More
Get special pricing every Friday evening. Enjoy 8.5 acres of world-class exhibits, a giant-screen domed Omnitheater and more for our lowest student price ever. Just bring in a valid student ID after 5 p.m. any Friday evening. Learn More
We've designated the first and third Tuesdays of every month as Senior Tuesdays. Tour the museum's exhibits, enjoy an Omnitheater screening and take a coffee break. Learn More
Grab a drink, enjoy the museum and experience innovative programming in an adults-only atmosphere on the first Thursday of every other month (unless noted otherwise). Learn More
Behind the Scenes
Take a peek behind the scenes! On select dates we open the doors of the Science Museum's labs and Collections Vault. Learn More
||Create with cardboard! Join us on Saturday from 12-4 p.m. for Cardboard Day. Animate movable models using cardboard linkages, design and build cardboard rockets, run marbles down tube tracks, and explore other cardboard related activities. Plus, hundreds of cardboard boxes will be available for a giant free build!
||Social Science opens the Science Museum to adults only (21+ with valid ID) on Thursday, June 4 from 6-11 p.m. At Bike Night, pedal your way to the museum this Social Science, and get those mental gears turning. From the nanoscience behind lightweight bike frames to the physics that propels you forward, we'll be digging in deep with the science of cycling.
||Saturday, June 13 is Bike Day at the museum. Join us from 12-4 p.m.
||Confronting Climate Change: Science, Education and Solutions is a free public forum that will take place in the auditorium from 7-9 p.m, Tuesday, June 16. One of the keynote presenters will be Dr. Ben Santer—a MacArthur genius awardee for his international climate change science leadership. Also presenting will be Frank Niepold, who develops and implements NOAA's climate education and outreach efforts. Ben and Frank will be followed by several local perspectives on climate science, education and policy options.
||The Big Back Yard opens for the season on Saturday, June 20. Take on its science-style mini-golf course, wander through a 17,000 square foot prairie maze, and admire our Native American gardens.