The movie was very well made, and was the perfect film to be put on such a huge screen. But to be honest…the real fun for us began after the film was over and we could go and explore the museum. If you haven’t been to the Science Museum of Minnesota before, you’re in for a treat. This is a museum that is fully interactive…no walking around just staring at stuff. Nope. Not here!
The exhibits range from anatomy and biology to psychology and chemistry. Anything that is science related is involved, and the Science Museum of Minnesota does a great job choosing the most interactive exhibits possible so everyone can join the fun. Did you know that a newborn has HORRIBLE eyesight??? I didn’t either…until I tried on these glasses. And then tried on a pair for a 1-month-old. The transformation was amazing.
Katie and Levi had some fun with a psychology experiment using tic-tac-toe. This is a real role-playing experiment scientists have done with parents and children to evaluate communication and its effect on both parties. How amazing is it that these 2 were able to experience a real science experiment like that?
We also had a great time in the weather section of the Science Museum of Minnesota. Katie was able to create tornadoes, and destroy them. We made rain, fog, waves…you name it. They have that space set up so crazy! We could have been there for hours in just that one part.
When we moved on to the areas dedicated to energy, more interactive opportunities came up. Here, Levi is winding this wheel and trying to get it to the point where there is a charge and the wheel will continue on its own.
We could go on and on and on…really. But we won’t. You get the idea.
The Science Museum of Minnesota is just a great place. It is actually not that expensive, parking isn’t too bad…and the crowds aren’t excessive, at least on a weekday. They often have great little shows and special science-y events to catch in the rotunda. If you get a chance, take your kids (or borrow someone else’s, like I did) and plan a morning or afternoon at the museum. We’re pretty sure you’ll be buying a season pass before long :)