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Family Discovery Days: MEA Weekend

Thursday | October 17, 2019Sunday | October 20, 2019

Join us for some science-related family fun over this long weekend! Enjoy activities in our education wing, a special display in Collections Cove, and some favorite Solution Studio challenges.

Learn about innovation in nature this weekend with a make-and-take engineering challenge in the Hive: You can build a device to catch spiders or other creatures. It’s trickier than it looks! And don’t miss our display in Collections Cove of nests and other natural items that showcase engineering in nature.

Special Guest

Be a part of original computer science research led by Hyun Soo Park from the College of Science & Engineering—all you have to do is dance in front of his motion capture cameras! Park’s team of computer scientists will turn the video data captured into 3D models to create and improve AI systems that might have applications from entertainment to health monitoring.

Solution Studio Graphic with a smily face looking through a magnifyer

Solution Studio Revisited

Scientists use creativity every day. Meet researchers from the University of Minnesota who are using their imagination to solve real challenges facing people and the planet.

In the Solution Studio, let your creativity run wild as you work to solve challenges inspired by this cutting edge research. We provide the materials and tools, you bring the big ideas and a willingness to explore, create, experiment, and share!

In the Nucleus, try out three featured activities from our Solution Studio exhibit: Select, Sample, and Navigate. Details below!


Thursday | October 17, 2019
Sunday | October 20, 2019
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Bell Museum
2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

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