Upcoming 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!

Playing with Light exhibition logo on top of a blue background with a white starburst

Playing with Light
February 11–August 20, 2023

Light is fundamental to our everyday lives. It provides the basis for much of our technology and our view of the world. Play is a means to ignite the imagination for people of all ages and it enables learning through experimentation.

Playing with Light combines both into an experience like no other. Using basic physics principles, innovative interactive experiences and a sense of fun, the exhibition offers the opportunity to explore our world and how it is illuminated through 22 exhibits with a multitude of outcomes.

Full-body interactive exhibits will encourage guests to engage in an array of exciting and amazing light, laser and lens-based experiences, including freezing their shadows, mixing colored lights, discovering how to shake their own hand and making a laser beam bounce down a stream of water.

Guests will leave with a deeper appreciation of how light plays a vital role in our daily lives and how science helps us to describe and explain the behavior of light.

Playing With Light will be included with Science Museum admission. The exhibition was developed by Scitech in Perth, Australia and produced by Imagine Exhibitions.

SPACE key art showing astronaut floating in space.

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

Using hands-on and largescale 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.

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.

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