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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!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Engineering is Elementary lets kids – and their teachers – experience the extraordinary wonders of engineering

It’s National Engineers Week, and we’re celebrating the huge success of a partnership with the Cargill Foundation that put the hands-on Engineering is Elementary® curriculum in the classrooms of thousands of kids around the metro. Building on this model, a renewed partnership will bring a new curriculum that builds critical computational thinking skills to Minnesota students.

Friday, February 15, 2019

College student finds a home for her skills and passion in the Archaeology Lab

The Women in Science and Engineering event is on Saturday, February 16. It's the perfect occasion to introduce you to Abigail Thomsen, one of the women making a difference in our own science labs! 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Planning a visit for Omnifest 2019? Here are a few tips!

Come in from the cold and snow and take in a film - or five! - during Omnifest! We've got some pro tips for an Omnifest visit that runs smoothly from start to finish! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Furloughed federal employees to receive free admission during the government shutdown

Beginning Tuesday, January 15, furloughed federal employees will receive free admission to the Science Museum. We hope they'll take a break from the stress of the government shutdown, spend time with family and friends, and make memories.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Get to know Dr. Alex Hastings, our new Fitzpatrick Chair of Paleontology!

Since we first introduced Dr. Alex Hastings, he and his wife have welcomed a son and moved their family - including two dogs, three cats, two lizards, and a snake - across the country. Now that he's had some time to settle in, we sat down to chat with him about his new job. Find out why he thinks paleontology is cool, what's going on in his lab right now, and what comic books he recommends!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Light up the winter nights with Illumination-inspired science activities

The winter solstice, or the shortest day of the year, is December 21. If the lack of light and winter blues are getting to you, the Illumination event at the Science Museum is the perfect antidote. And these simple activities will light up your home!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hamilton shares Science Museum successes at international climate conference

Patrick Hamilton, the Science Museum’s director of Global Change Initiatives, is attending COP24, the international climate conference, in Katowice, Poland.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Give the gift of experience that lasts all year long

On this Giving Tuesday, give a holiday gift you can feel good about. A gift membership to the Science Museum of Minnesota provides 365 days of fun, learning, and memories for its recipient, and it supports an organization that strives to help everyone see themselves in science.

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! 

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