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Residency Programs

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Residency Programs

Residencies offer multi-visit, in-depth learning experiences and an opportunity to work with University of Minnesota scientists and museum educators to conduct research, design experiments, analyze and interpret data and share knowledge. Pricing depends on the number of classrooms and visits, and ranges from $440-$2080. Call (612) 626-9660 for additional cost information.

Mammals Among Us

Grades: K-8
Using methods of scientific inquiry and real museum specimens, investigate the diversity of living mammals and answer such questions as "How can a cheetah run so fast?", "How do bats 'see' using sound?" and "Why do some mammals live alone while others form herds?"

Swimming in the Schools

Grades: K-8
Bring an aquatic ecosystem to your classroom. Introduce your students to native Minnesota fish species, and discover fascinating behaviors and unique adaptations. Receive the use of 12-foot fish banners highlighting fish of Minnesota and the Gulf of Mexico, and a museum fish collection.

Incredible Invertebrates

Grades: K-8
Explore the world of invertebrates through Madagascar hissing cockroaches, African millipedes and much more. Find the answers to such questions as "How do you protect yourself if you have no bones?", "What makes a spider an arachnid, a cockroach an insect and what is a super organism?"  Students will take part in self-developed experiments and learn how to care for these unique creatures.


For details and information about transportation scholarships, as well as general residency inquiries, contact or (612) 626-9660.