Summer camps, sports practices, music lessons and maybe a road trip or two. Is your family’s summer schedule getting crowded? It’s a good time to remember to carve out time for good old-fashioned play – getting dirty, goofing off and making up your own rules.
Visitors will explore the six types of simple machines, discover how they function and build their own machines using a variety of materials and tools in this new experience.
Minnesota Children’s Museum will open Rube GoldbergTM: The Hilarious World of Innovation Exhibit! on Saturday, May 25. This hands-on exhibit celebrates the Pulitzer Prize winning humorist and inventor, and introduces visitors to the creative processes behind his iconic contraptions.
Our team is working hard to get the museum ready for summer. Here’s a sneak preview of what we have in store.
Marie Lister, teaching specialist at University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development, shines a spotlight on executive function and how kids build these important skills through play.