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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!

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.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

At this time of year in Minnesota, you’ll find EVERYTHING on a stick - including science!

If the state fair can put a Snickers bar on a stick, why can’t we put science on a stick? Read on for some of our favorite ways to pay homage to the Great Minnesota Get-Together with science! 


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Summer camps are a yearlong effort

Each year, the Science Museum hosts nearly 200 summer camps for kids ages 3 to 16 - and that’s no easy feat! A lot goes into making camps a success.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Highlights of the Science Museum’s commitment to equity and inclusion

The Science Museum of Minnesota is a national leader in changing the way science is presented and demonstrating how all learners can find their place in the world of STEM. Learn more about some of the ways the museum works to help staff and visitors see themselves in science.

Alex Hastings in the field
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Welcome Dr. Alex Hastings, Fitzpatrick Chair of Paleontology

Dr. Alex Hastings will join the Science Museum's team this fall, bringing a passion for dinosaurs, public outreach, and science communication

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Behind the scenes of Infestation: the evolution begins, a brand new Science Live show

In Infestation: the evolution begins, now open in the Lab Theater on level 4, visitors are invited to get involved in the breeding of a strange new creature. But this Science Live show is different from the ones you're used to. Our exhibit development and theater staff tell us how they're testing new ways to get visitors thinking about complex science topics.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Local schools get the tools they need to share the power of Maker Spaces

The Science Museum of Minnesota is one of five museum hubs for the Making Space Project, which is giving educators the tools and expertise to share their passion for the power of maker education.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

At this field school, students dig into the past - literally

This summer, the Science Museum’s archaeology team is uncovering more of Minnesota’s ancient stories at a southeast metro excavation site.

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