Outdoor Science

We can’t wait to see you outside! 

From Sept. 5-Oct. 22, come play in our outdoor makerspace on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.*

*Well dang, Jackie, we can’t control the weather! Our backyard is subject to closures due to staff availability and Minnesota weather. 

You won’t just find fun and learning in the exhibit galleries and Omnitheater — take your STEM adventure outside! Our backyard, nestled uniquely between the Mississippi River and downtown St. Paul, offers unbeatable views of these features that provide a firsthand look of the STEM magic that exists all around us. 

Our backyard is open for adventure

Created in collaboration with community design partners, the backyard is a new space where you can create, build, splash, play, and wander — or simply take a break and enjoy the river view. Build a bridge, experiment with a bamboo water run, explore cultural and experimental gardens, play lawn games, or kick back and soak up the sun.