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Spotlight Science: Water

Saturday | March 26, 2022 | 10:00 am2:00 pm

Recommended for all ages
Spotlight Science is a regular program connecting you to current science, conducted at the University of Minnesota and in our community. Join researchers, students, and special guests for conversations and unique interactive experiences.

Water is an abundant resource in Minnesota—our state has over 11,000 lakes, 104,000 miles of rivers and streams, and 13 million acres of surface water. Water is essential for drinking, recreation, wildlife, and agriculture.  It has shaped our cultures and history. It is through water that we will feel the impacts of climate change.


Visit the Bell Museum for a special day exploring, celebrating, and learning about what you can do to protect our state’s precious water resources.

  • Visit a traveling version of the We Are Water Minnesota exhibit in the Nucleus
  • Experience the Bell Museum original planetarium production, Minnesota Water Stories
  • Learn how groundwater works underneath the soil
  • Check-out demonstrations about the impacts of road salt on our aquatic ecosystems
  • Get involved cleaning and protecting our river shorelines
  • Make-and-take a non-toxic household cleaner
  • And much more! 


Due to a technical issue with our projector, we cannot show the FULL program, but can offer free previews from 10:30am–2pm of the Minnesota Water Stories show, featuring Large Lakes Ecosystems.

Travel around the state to see some iconic water scenes in Minnesota, and Watch scientists collect data and analyze information in order to understand things like algae blooms, phytoplankton growth and climate change, aboard the Blue Heron Research vessel on Lake Superior.


This is an in-person event at the Bell Museum. Activities and events will be held throughout the museum and are included in the cost of regular admission.


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Saturday | March 26, 2022
10:00 am–2:00 pm
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Bell Museum
2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

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