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STEM Family Day


Mill City Museum


704 South 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55401
United States


The event has already taken a place at this date: 
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Included with museum admission of $12 adults, $10 seniors, veterans/active military, college students, $6 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and MNHS members


All Ages Adults & kids together
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History and science come together in a day of family activities focusing on the role of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in the past and present of the Minneapolis riverfront.

Hands-on programs are designed for all ages and include:

    • Learn about kitchen chemistry in a Baking Lab demonstration
    • Discover how simple machines helped the Washburn A Mill operate and design a solution to a mill problem using K'nex
    • Splash around in the Water Lab at four stations exploring the importance of waterpower to the city of Minneapolis
    • Work together at two new interactive stations about mechanical waterpower and hydroelectricity
    • See a flour dust explosion and learn the science behind the Washburn A Mill explosion of 1878
    • Learn about wheat and flour quality testing and its effects on baking with a member of General Mills’ Grain and Flour Quality Lab
    • Meet scientists from the University of Minnesota’s St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
    • Enjoy a performance by History Player William de la Barre, the engineer who developed Minneapolis milling and waterpower
    • Take part in activities offered by the National Park Service and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization