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.


JUNE: Minnesota Science

Minnesota has a rich history of scientific achievement. The Twin Cities are a focal point for innovation in medical and natural science thanks to our proximity to educational and medical institutions along with the majestic boundary waters of north woods. Check out several innovations and experiments that originate right here at home!


Blubber Glove: Fredrick McKinley Jones invented the refrigerated truck, which revolutionized how we ship perishables around the country. Discover the importance of insulation with the Blubber Glove!

Hydropower Bucket: Hydropower has played a significant role in providing power to our state. Try this wet experiment outside!

Hydrography Puzzles: Scientists measure the depth and clarity of lakes to determine their health and viability for aquatic life. Are you able to assemble hydrographic puzzles of our local lakes?

Crumple a Watershed: Minnesota is full of rivers, but do you know which watershed your local river belongs to? Crumple your own watershed, the perfect activity for littles!

Do You Hear What I Hear?: The hearing aid was invented in Minnesota. Do you know how strong your hearing acuity is? Shake it out to see how well you can identify various objects.

Minnesota Rocks!: Thanks to our glacial history, Minnesota has a fascinating geologic makeup. How many rocks can you accurately identify and match to a description?

June Science Studio Dates:

Drop in to Science Studio Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 1
Sunday, June 2
Saturday, June 8
Sunday, June 9
Saturday, June 15
Sunday, June 16
Saturday, June 22
Sunday, June 23
Saturday, June 29
Sunday, June 30

Check back for brand new activities in July!

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