Explore Out of the Ordinary

Get a shock from a 100-year-old electricity machine, experience the world of Mary Shelley and her novel Frankenstein with experiments and an immersive object theater, wire a tiny city and light up the Foshay Tower, and test out some of Ben Franklin's favorite static electricity experiments.

Current Exhibits

  • Minnesota Made

    Minnesota Made

    Minnesota Made is your window into challenges faced by both patients and inventors, the dedication involved to overcome them, and why inventors strive to make patients'…

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  • Designing for Life

    Explore how design and engineering can be used to positively impact human lives in Designing for Life. The exhibit includes two areas of focus: Personal…

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  • Deep Roots

    Deep Roots: Plants as Medicine: discover the history of plant-based medicine around the world, uncover the variety of uses and preparations across cultures, and reflect on…

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  • Frankenstein’s Laboratory

    Get spooked in our immersive object theater, featuring Frankenstein’s monster. The 10-minute show brings to life the tale of a mad scientist haunted by his…

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  • Electropolis

    Electropolis

    It takes a lot of work to light up a city! Learn about the science and history of electricity in Minneapolis in the Electropolis exhibit.…

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  • Ben Franklin’s Electricity Party

    Benjamin Franklin’s curiosity led him to explore many novel ideas and devices of his time. In fact, curiosity was what drove his own discoveries and…

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