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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!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Science Museum demonstrates technique to aid urban reforestation efforts

A gravel bed on the Science Museum's plaza is a living exhibit about a simple way that we can help our cities' tree populations recover from pests like the emerald ash borer.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Science Museum receives grant from Otto Bremer Trust to update its award winning RACE exhibit

Thanks to a generous lead investment from the Otto Bremer Trust, updates to the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit are on the way in 2020.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Love gaming? Check out these inventions that shaped the industry!

In the Game Changers exhibit, visitors of all ages are taking an interactive trip through 40 years of gaming history. What are some of the innovations that have shaped this powerful industry? 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

CUBA: A tropical Spring Break trip without leaving Saint Paul

The Cuba Omnitheater film weaves together the stories of a historian, a ballerina, and a pair of marine biologists - all of whom embody the spirit of a vibrant island nation that was once hidden from the eyes of the world. 

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. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Here's everything you need to know about the Collectors' Corner!

With its rocks, fossils, animal skins and bones, and colorful sands from around the world, the Collectors' Corner is a favorite stop for visitors of all ages. It's not just a trading post, though. It's a place to hone your collecting skills, marvel at the wonders of nature, and share your discoveries!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Science Museum is proud to be a leading member of We Are Still In

The Science Museum was one of the first cultural organizations to join We Are Still In, a national coalition of organizations that are commited to demonstrating America's commitment to tackling climate change. Patrick Hamilton, director of Global Change Initiatives, believes that science centers and other museums are uniquely positioned to advance awareness of climate issues, and with his help, the museum is an example for the industry.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Tools and features to make you feel at home at the museum

At the Science Museum, you'll find big entertainment and learning. Sometimes its the little touches, though, that make an experience great. Read on to learn about some of the amenities we have in place to make a museum visit successful and meaningful to visitors with wide-ranging needs and learning styles.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Jeannette Brown was the first African American to earn a graduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Minnesota

Jeannette Brown overcame the barriers that kept women and people of color from STEM achievement, and she did it right here in Minnesota. We introduce her as an example of a trailblazer who has committed her life to showing others who are underrepresented in science that they can do the same.

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.

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