At the Science Museum of Minnesota we believe that exhibits should:
Provide environments that engage and inspire visitors' curiosity, encourage their sense of play, and reward their participation and experimentation with understanding.
Make objects "come alive" and help visitors build connections between those objects and associated ideas, issues, and phenomena.
Allow for change and modification to accommodate new scientific discoveries and new perspectives.
Involve visitors informally but directly in the experimental process of science (playing with apparatuses, forming hypotheses, setting up simple experiments, observing results, and forming conclusions).
Engage visitors in considering issues and ethical questions related to science that are relevant to their lives.