Behind the Scenes

Paul Bunyan - The Paul and Babe Show
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Paul and Babe share science - and humor - as the latest characters to hit the Science Live stage

The Paul and Babe Show, the latest in the Science Live Theatre program's repertoire, has hit the Atrium Stage. What goes into the live performances and demonstrations that you know and love? Director Stephanie Long takes us behind the scenes of show development for the oldest museum theatre program in the world. 

Friday, February 22, 2019

That’s a wrap! Omnifest 2019 is coming to a close, and so is a remarkable career that shaped an industry

It’s closing weekend for Omnifest 2019! As we close out the 20th year of the popular film festival, we prepare to say goodbye to both a format and an industry pioneer.

Friday, February 15, 2019

College student finds a home for her skills and passion in the Archaeology Lab

The Women in Science and Engineering event is on Saturday, February 16. It's the perfect occasion to introduce you to Abigail Thomsen, one of the women making a difference in our own science labs! 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Get to know Dr. Alex Hastings, our new Fitzpatrick Chair of Paleontology!

Since we first introduced Dr. Alex Hastings, he and his wife have welcomed a son and moved their family - including two dogs, three cats, two lizards, and a snake - across the country. Now that he's had some time to settle in, we sat down to chat with him about his new job. Find out why he thinks paleontology is cool, what's going on in his lab right now, and what comic books he recommends!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hamilton shares Science Museum successes at international climate conference

Patrick Hamilton, the Science Museum’s director of Global Change Initiatives, is attending COP24, the international climate conference, in Katowice, Poland.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Cleaning up and tuning up for a fantastic fall

The Science Museum and Omnitheater will be closed this year from September 10-14 and September 17-20. The galleries and Omnitheater may be free from visitor traffic, but they’re anything but quiet. Check out a small sampling of the kinds of work we’ll be squeezing into September Shutdown this year.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Behind the scenes of Infestation: the evolution begins, a brand new Science Live show

In Infestation: the evolution begins, now open in the Lab Theater on level 4, visitors are invited to get involved in the breeding of a strange new creature. But this Science Live show is different from the ones you're used to. Our exhibit development and theater staff tell us how they're testing new ways to get visitors thinking about complex science topics.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

At this field school, students dig into the past - literally

This summer, the Science Museum’s archaeology team is uncovering more of Minnesota’s ancient stories at a southeast metro excavation site.

Dayton’s Monkey
Thursday, June 14, 2018

What can we learn from the Dayton’s Monkey?

The monkey that has captured the nation’s attention is on display through the summer.

Friday, May 25, 2018

A generous gift will add a member to our Science team

Roger and Barbara Brown honor their passion for research and education with a gift to endow a new position in the Science Museum's Science Division: The Barbara Brown Chair of Ornithology. This new scientist will study and build on the museum's existing bird collection and find new ways to share it with the public.

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