Science CHOOSE-eum: Backyard Science

Time to head to the backyard! 

If you’re here, that means you’ve chosen backyard science as your path of discovery this summer at the CHOOSE-eum. We’ve laid out a list of the must-see science that you can find in your own backyard. 

Experience the wonder of the national park we hold so close — the Mississippi River — right in the museum’s main lobby.

Trade natural objects for double knowledge points at the Collectors’ Corner.

Enjoy outdoor, hands-on activities on Kellogg Plaza and in the backyard.

Admire the Artist at Pine Needles art installation and discover a deeper connection between science and art.

Catch a Friday Museum Night nature-themed movie.

More ways to play

On Saturdays from Sept.2-Oct.16, we’ll be celebrating a little extra backyard science with special themed programming. Explore the above activities anytime, or come on a Saturday in September to amp up backyard science discovery! 

Keep on sciencing

The adventure doesn’t have to stop after you leave the museum. Check out some of our digital resources that spark discovery, wherever you are.