Hands on Science Activities for the Whole Family

Participate in activities, experiments, and demonstrations on most Saturdays, Sundays and select school release days. Engage the whole family in hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math! New activities each month.

Each weekend join us for an unique opportunity to:

  • Try fun, family friendly activities.
  • Enjoy new activities each month.
  • Explore intriguing ideas and learn skills used by innovators.



Water is all around us, especially in the Twin Cities! During the summer, some regions have too much, while others have too little. Learn a bit more about this liquid of life in this month’s Science Studio!


Cartesian Divers – Cartesian divers are an excellent experiment about pressure and buoyancy. Create a little diver and watch them descend and resurface.

Sea Turtle Migration – Sea turtles have a perilous journey to take from the egg to adulthood. Can you follow the migration path without problems?

Water Quality Testing – Test local lake samples to see which lakes are healthy, and which need a little TLC!

Otter Whiskers – Otters differentiate food from inedible objects using their sensitive whiskers. Can you figure out what’s what using only your “whiskers?”

Snowflake Mold Through a Microscope – Snow? In August!? Scientists have figured out a way to make a mold of snowflakes that can be studied under a microscope. Come take a peek!

Lake Mapping – Lake hydrology maps help scientists and anglers get a sense of lake depth. Can you assemble the local lakes into their correct depth readings?


  • Saturday, August 10
  • Sunday, August 11
  • Saturday, August 17
  • Sunday, August 18
  • Saturday, August 24
  • Sunday, August 25
  • Saturday, August 31
  • Sunday, September 1
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