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Ongoing Events

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

Student IDiscount
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

Senior Tuesdays
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

Social Science
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

February 2015

February 28 Star Wars Day is Saturday, February 28 from 12-4 p.m. Meet members of the 501st Legion and participate in engineering activities with a Star Wars spin! Test your Star Wars IQ in the Jedi Trials, build jitterdroids, launch stargliders, create stop motion animations with toys, compete with wind powered pod racers, and more. Included in regular museum admission.

March 2015

March 14 Come to the museum Saturday, March 14 to celebrate Pi Day! Pi (or the Greek symbol Π) is used in mathematics to represent a constant—the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter—which is approximately 3.14159. We'll be playing with all things circular (and silly)!
March 26 The museum and Friends of the Mississippi River invite you to an evening program on Thursday, March 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. that will explore our increasing reliance on groundwater in Minnesota and the stress that this demand is placing on our aquifers. Dr. James Almendinger, senior scientist at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station, and Ali Elhassan, manager of water supply planning at the Metropolitan Council, will share their wealth of knowledge and insights on groundwater issues facing the Twin Cities. The event is free but registration is required.
March 28 NanoDays is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. On Saturday, March 28 from 12-4 p.m., explore the minuscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces! Take part in hands-on activities throughout the museum that demonstrate the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale.

April 2015

April 9 Social Science opens the Science Museum to adults only (21+ with valid ID) on Thursday, April 9 from 6-11 p.m. At Fermentational Informational, put beer under the microscope and celebrate the biology, chemistry and hand-to-mouth physics that delight your senses. With limited beer sampling from local breweries, fermentation demonstrations, beer density experiments, and presentations by experts.

June 2015

June 4 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.