Scientist Spotlights

Meet the people who put the “science” in Science Museum of Minnesota! 

Scientist Spotlights feature live demonstrations from museum scientists in action. See how their work is done, learn about how it impacts our communities, and ask your burning science questions!

Biology with Dick Oehlenschlager

Thursdays from 1 - 2 p.m. | Level 3

Join biologist Dick “Ole” Oehlenschlager as he dissects specimens and shares information about the specimen, our collections, and the process of dissection and what we learn from it.

Invasive species research with the St. Croix Watershed Research Station (SCWRS)

Fridays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Level 4

Watch scientists from the SCWRS assess invertebrate samples using dissecting microscopes as part of their research on a potentially invasive species in North Shore streams.

Conservation with Victoria Feliz

February 10, 17, and 24 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Level 4 Visible Lab

Follow along and learn about the field of art conservation as our Conservation staff and volunteers treat an object from Chiapas, Mexico.