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"Having exhibits that support or reinforce a standard is just what is
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- St. Paul science teacher

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This self-guide will help your students explore the Mississippi River Gallery by encouraging interdisciplinary exploration of the River, examining personal connections to the River that show the interdependence of humans and rivers, and supporting development of personal responsibility and care for river environments. Learn More
Help your students explore the Mississippi River Gallery by encouraging interdisciplinary exploration of the River, examining personal connections to the River that show the interdependence of humans and rivers, and supporting development of personal responsibility and care for river environments. Learn More
Did you know that cooking is chemistry in action? Come explore the science of spaghetti with us! Learn More
Experience how various surfaces affect storm water, investigate how rivers meander, putt around wing dams, analyze the erosive effects of quickly-flowing water and more, all while playing a round of mini-golf. Learn More
Experiment with lights and lasers to see how light behaves in this dynamic and "illuminating" class. Hands-on investigations will allow students to discover that light passes through some objects and is redirected, reflected, or absorbed by others. Students will apply what they have learned to direct a beam of light through a mirror maze. Learn More
Try multisensory active math in Math Moves! Engage your students in curriculum-related, exhibit-based learning, integrating the motivation and energy of free-choice investigation, the fun of discovery and personal meaning-making. Learn More
Partner Motion shows visitors how their rate of motion affects a graph on a screen. Walking back and forth, slowly and quickly, users create graphs of their motions. Partner Motion is part of the Math Moves Exhibition. Learn More
Provide length, weight and volume challenges for students to estimate and use measurement tools in four galleries of the Science Museum and in the Mississippi River Visitor Center, a National Park Service facility, just off the Lobby on Level 5. Learn More
The Mississippi River Gallery explores the environment of the Mississippi and its relation to the people who depend on it every day. Learn More
See the St. Paul Riverfront over 12,000 years. Learn More