Saturday with a Scientist

Engage in science and inquiry learning…and have a lot of fun in the process! Saturday with a Scientist is designed for all ages, and provides a unique opportunity to explore and participate in hands-on activities inspired and led by University of Minnesota researchers and special guest experts.


8 bit Science

October 15
10 am - 3 pm
Free with admission/membership

Celebrate the best of Saturday with a Scientist one last time in our Minneapolis location. We're welcoming back some of your favorite University of Minnesota educators and experts from the last three years of Saturday with a Scientist. Also, learn more about the new Bell Museum + Planetarium and make your own mini diorama to take home!

10-11:00 Bird Netting with Dr. Keith Barker, Bell Museum curator of genetic resources and interim curator of birds

10-12:00 Free ExploraDome planetarium shows with Bell Museum astronomers

11-11:30 Chemistry show with Dr. Ken Leopold & assistant Harrison Frisk & DIY ooblek (aka "Gak")

11-1:00 Telescope observations & Sunspotting with Bell Museum astronomers

11:30-1:00 Honey House tour with Bell Museum educators

11:30-1:00 Science Activities
Spiders with Anthony Auletta
Engineering with the UMN Society of Women Engineers
Physics with UMN Students

12-1:45 Science Activities
Venom with Danielle Drabeck
Primates with Carrie Miller & John Cosette

1-1:30 Scientist Talk with Entomology Ph.D. candidate Anthony Auletta

1:45-2:30 Free Physics Force show in the auditorium

2:30-3:00 Scientist Talk & Mini Rainforest Tour with Dr. George Weiblen, Bell Museum scientific director and curator of plants

Come to Saturday with a Scientist to learn about a variety of scientific fields and become an honorary expert! More: http://z.umn.edu/scientist