Science & Art

The Science Museum of Minnesota worked with the Arkansas Discovery Network to develop and produce Science & Art, a 1,500-square-foot traveling exhibit. Visitors will consider science from a fresh point of view as they engage in unique, fun, and social experiences in the exhibit. Hands-on exhibits offer an introduction to the science that inspired or is embodied in the works of art displayed in Science & Art. Visitors will discover that while science and art are very different processes, they have much in common. As they become familiar with the five individuals who are featured in the exhibit, visitors will find that some artists must know or learn a lot about science in order to do their work, and that art can convey and help people understand scientific ideas. In the end, visitors may simply decide that it's cool to be interested and good at both art and science!

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Mirror Symmetry Table
Mirror Symmetry Table
Using a mirror and geometric shapes, visitors create, extend, and change patterns in an exploration of symmetry.

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Electricity Workbench
Electricity Workbench
Discover the basics of circuitry and test a variety of materials for their conductivity and resistance.

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Three Drops
Three Drops
Play with water at the macro, micro, and nano scales, and see how the influence of gravity, surface tension, and electromagnetism changes at each scale.

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Three Drops
Three Drops
What’s happening? While visitors play in a responsive multimedia environment, graphic interpretation offers an explanation of water’s behavior at different scales.

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Origami Gallery
Origami Gallery
See beautiful origami folded by physicist and origami artist Robert Lang and share his passion for the mathematics embodied in origami.

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More bits = better sound
More bits = better sound
Hear changes in sound quality and see corresponding sound waves on an oscilloscope as you adjust sample rates and bit depths of a digital sound recording.

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1-bit listening
1-bit listening
Listen to a selection of musical pieces by Tristan Perich that were composed of tones that contain just one bit of digital information.

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Wired + fashion
Wired + fashion
Crafts, electronics and programming come together in this shirt designed by Leah Buechley. Select and see different patterns that have been programmed into a led array sewn into the shirt.
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