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You’ve arrived at the Science Museum’s news-sharing hub. Here, you can dig in to the many projects underway at the museum that touch us here in Minnesota—and around the world. You’ll find that the Science Museum is much more than a museum—it’s an innovator in education and leadership programs, an advocate for equity and inclusion, an active research facility, an out-of-school home for an inspiring generation of future STEM leaders, an event destination for all ages, and much, much more.

So plug in to the ways that the Science Museum is turning on the science in our community, our region, our nation, and our world. We’re glad you’re here!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Volunteer jumped into hands-on science learning - and teaching - as an ambitious high school student

This week, we celebrate Girls, Science, and Technology, a popular annual event with our partners at Fox 9. We don't focus on helping girls see themselves in science for just that one day, though. Volunteers like Petra Asani show visitors each and every day that girls can - and do - make a difference in science. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

It's time for some spooky science!

Join us at the museum for Boo-ology on Saturday, October 27, then continue the science fun at home! We rounded up some Halloween themed activities that are easy and fun and use supplies that you have right in your cupboards! 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

See the hidden colors in fall leaves

Chances are good that you've got piles of fallen leaves in your neighborhood. Gather up a few of them and try this easy and fun science experiment with items you've got in your kitchen cabinets!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Insider tips for a great visit - during Fall Break or anytime!

The Science Museum is open during the upcoming MEA weekend, so come visit us! We collected some insider tips for you to make the most out of your next museum visit.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Help us find the next Donaldson STEM Award winners

As part of the Science Fusion event series, Donaldson Company helps us recognize students of color who are achieving great things in science and leadership around Minnesota with the Donaldson STEM Award. Help us find 2019's winners!

Friday, October 5, 2018

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week! Here’s how you can speak up.

Our Mental Health: Mind Matters exhibit illuminates the meaning behind Mental Health Awareness Week.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Introducing the smallest visitors to the power - and magic - of science

On any given day, there are lots of ways to see the museum through the eyes of a young child. Check out our best tips to fostering a love of science in the young people in your life. Start with the brand new Preschool Party on October 3, where we'll roll out the red carpet for our smallest scientists (and the people who love them). 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Local bird lover has found a home as a Warner Nature Center volunteer

Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center, a non-profit nature center in Marine on St. Croix that is associated with the Science Museum of Minnesota, has provided no-cost nature education for more than 500,000 students since its inception in 1967. As we approach the popular Fall Color Blast event on October 7, we sat down with Elizabeth Closmore, a member of Warner's dedicated volunteer community, to learn more about the important environmental stewardship work that's at the heart of Warner's mission.

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, September 5, 2018

Volunteer spotlight: Richard Enstad

Richard Enstad is one of 750 volunteers who donate their time and talent to help the Science Museum fulfill its mission of science education and equity.

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