Upcoming Exhibitions

Waiting is the hardest part, but it will be worth it so mark your calendar for these future thought-provoking exhibitions!

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You don't have to travel the world to explore thought-provoking, award-winning, and one-of-a-kind exhibitions—we bring them to you. The Museum hosts several touring exhibitions from around the world each year about a variety of STEM topics. Here's a sneak peek at what's heading our way in the future. The hardest part is waiting for these riveting exhibitions to get here!

SPACE key art showing astronaut floating in space.

Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience
May 27–September 4, 2023

Using hands-on and large-scale interactive exhibits and multimedia components, Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience gives guests a glimpse at the extraordinary conditions of human space travel. Witness the innovation that makes life possible in the unforgiving vacuum of space and experience what it’s like to be on board the International Space Station.

Explore conditions that make space travel dangerous. Try out some of the engineering technology that makes life and research possible in space. Answer some of your burning questions about space exploration: How do astronauts sleep in a weightless environment? How do they eat? And how do they go to the bathroom?

Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience will give you a glimpse of the challenges and triumphs of space exploration. Discover what is possible and what awaits in orbit and beyond.

Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience will require an additional exhibition ticket. It was designed and developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota in partnership with the International Space Station Office of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

Presented by the Science Museum of Minnesota and the California Science Center with support from NASA. Local presentation made by Markel.

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Illustrated Creature Power The Exhibit logo with the Kratt brothers holding a thumbs up and standing in grass

Wild Kratts®: Creature Power®!
September 23, 2023
January 21, 2024

Building on children’s natural interest in animals, Wild Kratts®: Creature Power®! transports guests to the Wild Kratts world, where creature adventures engage them in wide-ranging STEM experiences. Diverse environments immerse children and families in explorations of animals, habitats and the relationships between them. Here they can take on challenges and missions centered around the lives of animals and their creature powers.

Using an inquiry-based approach, guests make investigations and observations, and apply what they learn in order to complete missions and challenges. Along the way, they join the Wild Kratts team to undermine villains Zach, Donita, Dabio, Gourmand and Paisley’s nefarious plans, using Kratts technology and the powers of science and teamwork to learn about and help animals.

Wild Kratts®: Creature Power®! was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum and The Kratt Brothers Company. Wild Kratts® © 2022 Kratt Brothers Company Ltd. / 9 Story Media Group Inc. Wild Kratts® and Creature Power ® and associated characters, trademarks, and design elements are owned by Kratt Brothers Company Ltd. Licensed by Kratt Brothers Company Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Image of brass gears, gauges and clock pieces in a steampunk style

Discover Steampunk
February 10, 2024 – August 18, 2024

How did thinkers of the late 1800s envision the future? Find out in Discover Steampunk, a hands-on touring exhibition showcasing the fusion of art, history and technology. Guests learn about 19-century innovators while experimenting with more than 20 interactive machines inspired by their ideas. Visionaries of all ages will appreciate both the unique Victorian-inspired aesthetic of the exhibition as well as the important science concepts of ingenuity, collaboration, resilience and creative problem solving it showcases. 

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