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February 16, 2019, Saturday - STEM Family Day at Mill City Museum

Times: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 2nd Street South

STEM Family Day

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
  • Get your hands wet in the Water Lab while exploring the importance of waterpower for the city of Minneapolis
  • Explore mechanical waterpower and hydroelectricity at new interactive tables
  • Discover the simple machines of the Washburn A Mill and design a solution to a mill problem using K'nex
  • Meet History Player William de la Barre, a Minneapolis waterpower and milling engineer
  • Witness a flour dust explosion and learn the science behind the Washburn A Mill explosion of 1878
  • Meet scientists, engineers and staff from the National Park Service and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization