Based on the successful model of the Collectors’ Corner at the Science Museum of Minnesota, the museum has a Collectors’ Corner Neighborhood Trading Place. It is designed to reach new audiences, create community partnerships, and provide new science opportunities.
Highland Park Library
1974 Ford Parkway
Saint Paul, MN 55116
How the Trading Place Works
Kids of all ages can bring in natural objects or a journal entry, photograph, rubbing,s or drawings of the object, share what they know about the object with a staff person or a volunteer, and earn points. The more the trader knows about the object, the more points they will earn. With the points, the trader will be able to trade for another item at the trading post or save the points for use at a later time. They can use their points at the library or at the museum's Collectors’ Corner.
Contact us at [email protected] for more information.
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We need volunteers to staff this exciting program! For more information, email [email protected] or call (651) 221-9453.