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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. Get hands-on in our creative challenges inspired by these research projects.
May 11 – September 8
Micrometeorites are some of the oldest matter that exists. Part of the 60 tons of cosmic dust that falls to Earth every day, they have been collected from remote areas, in polar snows and deep-sea sediments. See these tiny but mighty objects from outer space thanks to local community scientist, Scott Peterson.
June 15 – September 8
Delight in the interactive displays tucked into a warren of creepy rooms in a derelict Victorian manor. Dig into deadly nightshade and other villains, then continue into a room teeming with 10 of the world’s most nefarious invasive plants. This family-friendly exhibit showcases plants at the root of a myriad of conditions, including pain, addiction, obesity, allergies, cognitive impairment and even death!
September 21 – January 5