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Feb242018

February 24, 2018, 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
  • 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