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!

See what the Science Museum has to offer your learners in the 2023 Educator Catalog!

Educators: Your membership matters! As a thank you for your commitment to education, we offer our Explorer+ membership at a discounted rate to educators.

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

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.
A group of adults having a discussion outside of the Science Museum of Minnesota.

IDEAL Center


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.

Lending Library

Add to tools to your classroom

The Lending Library is home to a rich collection of STEM curricular materials including models, specimens, lab equipment, probes and sensors, microscopes, math manipulatives, activity guides, and media.

Online Lessons

Online learning opportunities that bring our collections, research, and exhibits together for educators to incorporate into their learning environments.

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.

A photo of a scissor lift hoisting up two maintenance workers up the side of a tall glass building.
An adult and child working together on a science activity kit.

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.