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After Hours: Weather & Water

Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 5:00 pm9:00 pm

Explore unusual and unique Weather & Water specimens from our collection on display for one night only. Whether you’re sketching, photographing, painting… knitting—let inspiration be your guide. Also, learn how to create suminagashi marbled paper, a simple technique for creating paper with a rippled pattern. You can also curate your evening from a host of activities, including special shows in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium and stargazing with telescopes on the Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck (weather permitting).

Most activities are free with gallery admission. Normal planetarium ticket fees apply.

Planetarium: Water on Other Worlds

Shows at 6:00 & 7:00pm. Tickets on sale Feb 27!

One night only! Take a live tour of the cosmos to learn about the various types of water on other planets as well as the evidence we have for water that used to be there.

Special Guest: Water Bar

6-8 pm

Experience the Water Bar pop-up and sample waters from around our community while engaging in lively conversation about our impacts on water, and water’s impact on us.

Water Bar began as a public art project with a simple goal: Encourage people to slow down and consider their relationship with place and ecology through the everyday act of drinking tap water together. Since its inception in 2014 as the world’s first tap water only bar, Water Bar has traveled the country, partnered with dozens of organizations, established a storefront in Northeast Minneapolis, maintains a notable presence at the Minnesota State Fair (as shown below), and served water with a side of public engagement to tens of thousands of visitors.

Learn more at water-bar.org

Guests sitting on stools in front of Water Bar, drinking local tap water.

Featured image: Canada Geese at Freeze Up – Medina, MN by Jim Brandenburg.


Wednesday | March 20, 2019
5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Bell Museum
2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113
Image of the earth from space
"If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water." — Loren Eiseley

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