Educator Resources

Teachers and educators: you’re the best at encouraging the next generation to explore the wonders of the world and discover science they’re passionate about. 

The Science Museum of Minnesota provides resources in a variety of formats, such as curriculum support, professional development, and interactive classes to help you do what you do best—educate!

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Outreach Programs


Bring interactive science wherever your students are.

Bring the wonders of science up-close with interactive, fun experiments run by expert educators through assemblies and residencies.

Field Trips


AVAILABLE TO BOOK
Science Museum field trips invite classes into the exhibits to find huge dinosaurs, surprising facts about the human body, community members talking about race and identity, and so much more science.
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IDEAL Center


CREATE A JUST AND OPEN WORLD

Professional development based in science and focused on equity and inclusion that helps educators become agents of change. By supporting teachers, principals, and district leaders, we are helping achieve systemic changes in educational systems.

Online Lessons


FREE COURSES FOR K–12
Online learning opportunities that bring our collections, research, and exhibits together for educators to incorporate into their learning environments.
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Explore Engineering


The Explore Engineering program is designed for grades 3-5.

The goal of the program is to provide a mix of hands-on and virtual learning experiences that encourage students in greater Minnesota to see themselves in STEM, and more specifically in engineering.

Learn From Home


Accessible Anywhere

Find engaging information about paleontology, engineering, math, and other science topics to help develop your lesson plans or share directly with students.

An adult and child working together on a science activity kit.