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Due to safety concerns around COVID-19, the Science Museum of Minnesota is temporarily closed to the public.

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, 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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

How much do you know about the summer solstice?

Check out ten fun facts about the summer solstice, then join us on Thursday, June 21 as we celebrate the longest day of the year with Earth science activities, summer-themed make-and-take projects, live music, and much more.

Dayton’s Monkey
Thursday, June 14, 2018

What can we learn from the Dayton’s Monkey?

The monkey that has captured the nation’s attention is on display through the summer.

Friday, May 25, 2018

A generous gift will add a member to our Science team

Roger and Barbara Brown honor their passion for research and education with a gift to endow a new position in the Science Museum's Science Division: The Barbara Brown Chair of Ornithology. This new scientist will study and build on the museum's existing bird collection and find new ways to share it with the public.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Joanne Jones-Rizzi's passion for equity and inclusion has earned her national honor

The annual meeting of the American Alliance of Museums is a meaningful destination for Science Museum of Minnesota staff every year, but this year, it's even more special. Congratulations to Joanne Jones-Rizzi, the museum's vice president of STEM Equity and Education - and this year's winner of AAM's Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion Award.


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