Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W Kellogg Blvd
St Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, 55102
The Science Museum of Minnesota is an American museum focused on topics in technology, natural history, physical science, and mathematics education. Founded in 1907 and located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The Science Museum of Minnesota is a founding member of NISE Net and participates in NanoDays.
There are a number of exhibits that are always in the museum, including:
Dinosaurs & Fossils showcases several real and replicated dinosaur skeletons, as well as many complete and preserved animals. Some highlights include a Triceratops, Diplodocus, Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Camptosaurus.
The Human Body Gallery shows visitors the various tissues, organs, and systems (such as blood or digestion) that make up the human body. Visitors can extract DNA and perform other science experiments in the Cell Lab. There is a mummy on display here, as well as many cultural artifacts from the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices. The museum acquired these pieces in 2002 when its original owner Bob McCoy, son of Wilson McCoy, retired and donated the collection.
The Experiment Gallery allows visitors to explore concepts in physics, math, and physical and earth science with interactive displays.
RACE: Are We So Different? is the first national exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.
The We Move & We Stay features artifacts and historical content about the Dakota and Ojibwe people.
The Mississippi River Gallery takes advantage of the museum's proximity to the river and a National Park to educate visitors about its natural resources. Visitors can learn about the environment and animals of the river. It is also home The Collectors' Corner. Traders (primarily children) bring in natural artifacts they have found to trade them for points or another artifact. The more information they can discuss about their item, the more points they earn.
The Big Back Yard is a seasonal outdoor exhibit that contains information and interactive displays on earth science. A mini golf course lets visitors explore erosion, pollution, and water movement up close. Science House is a zero emission building aimed at educating visitors about renewable energy and energy conservation.
Science Buzz is an exhibit where you can dig deeper into science headlines. It is constantly changing and has a presence in each gallery of the museum.
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