The climate projects onto on Earth sphere

Explore Earth’s climate

Experience the science behind Earth’s climate

April 8-June 1, 2024

Climate is weather measured over many years. And while day-to-day weather patterns definitely impact our lives, scientists observe and research climate to better understand past, present, and future conditions for humans and all life here on Earth.

From interactive presentations by museum partners to guided activities in the exhibits, these events and experiences show how climate matters in big and small ways.

Pine Needles Gallery

April - September

Artworks and written works from our Pine Needles Artist in Residency program — located on the bluffs of the St. Croix River — will be on display, weaving together the intersections of art, science, and the natural world.

A photo of Earth from space, only a small portion of Earth is visible. It's night - city lights on Earth can be seen with a blue horizon emerging behind Earth.

Earth Day

Saturday, April 20

Celebrate your favorite planet at your favorite place! From bee houses to bug workshops, we’ll have exciting Earth experiences for all explorers. Plus ride free to the museum with Metro Transit.

Science Celebration

Thursday, May 2

Come play after hours in the museum you love! Don’t miss out on this evening of one-of-a-kind experiences that only happen once a year at our annual adults-only event.

Maker Saturdays


Meet the makers creating and implementing real-world solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change, and understand how their cutting-edge engineering can protect our planet.