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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, December 6, 2019

Outreach programs have been hitting every corner of Minnesota for six years running!

Each of the past six years, Science Museum programs have reached students and educators in all 87 Minnesota counties, either through field trips to the museum or through outreach programs to communities across greater Minnesota. Our crew of experienced instructors hit the road in early September and travel to the far reaches of the state to deliver our signature brand of science fun and learning. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Solar arrays can improve water quality, but placement matters!

Harvesting energy from the sun has clear benefits as we look for solutions for a more sustainable future. Science Museum scientists Patrick Hamilton and Shawn Schottler have an idea for how we can place solar arrays strategically on farmland to improve water quality, support pollinators and livestock, and provide economic benefits to local farmers.  

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Science Museum researcher travels to Greenland for an international research project on water quality in the face of climate change

The Science Museum's St. Croix Watershed Research Station is home to a team of scientists who study water around the world in an effort to better understand the challenges facing clean water and our relationship with this most precious resource. This summer, a member of the team traveled to Greenland, joining scientists from around the world in studying some of the planet's most pristine lakes. 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

2019 summer camp fun, by the numbers

Just like that, summer is over. It's the perfect opportunity to look back on the adventure and learning that happened in the Science Museum's beloved summer camps!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Take a sneak peek into the Omnitheater’s next chapter!

We're gearing up for a big change in the Omnitheater - digital projection technology! What does this mean for you as a viewer? And what does it mean for one of the pioneering theaters in the industry? Learn more 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. 


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