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The Science Museum of Minnesota knows educators!

"Having exhibits that support or reinforce a standard is just what is
needed to cement learning for students"
- St. Paul science teacher

Finding Science Museum resources aligned with Minnesota Academic Standards is easy. Check out our new searchable online database. Email us at standards@smm.org with questions or suggestions.

Identify one of four 'unknown' common bacteria using staining techniques and chemical tests. Learn more about the kinds of bacteria that help keep you healthy and how scientists distinguish one type of bacteria from another. Learn More
Which common cleaning agents are effective against real bacteria? Test your hypothesis. Learn More
Home of the mummy, the Collections Gallery includes a sampling of objects from the museum's collections. Learn More
Rocks along Minnesota's North Shore are the remains of lava flows dating to about 1.1 billion years ago. View a collection of Minnesota rocks organized in drawers by type. Learn More
Given to the Science Museum in 1925, the Egyptian mummy ranks as a favorite among visitors. Learn More
Inventions that claimed to cure any number of chronic diseases or treat psychological disorders, this exhibit includes a phrenology machine, and a vibratory chair. Learn More
This exhibit of Late Oligocene animals is the only such group anywhere. Learn More
Our special guest today: Liquid Nitrogen! Join us in this demonstration of its chilling feats and freezing cold temperatures. Learn More
Become paleontologists for the day by comparing real teeth from modern day and prehistoric animals. Using evidence collected, students will identify whose chompers are whose. Learn More
Discover how paleontologists interpret fossils and reconstruct a life-size dinosaur skeleton puzzle! Learn More