History and Science Come Together for STEM Day at Mill City Museum

For immediate release

Release dated: 
February 6, 2023
Media contacts: 

Nick Jungheim, 612-259-3060, nick.jungheim@mnhs.org
Allison Ortiz, 651-259-3051, allison.ortiz@mnhs.org

History and Science Come Together for STEM Day at Mill City Museum

The museum hosts a day of family activities featuring guest presentations

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn (February 6, 2023) – Science, technology, engineering, and math aren’t confined to the classroom. Families will have a chance to learn how the STEM fields are intertwined with history and how they continue to have an important impact today.

On February 25, Mill City Museum will hold STEM Day to showcase how science is all around us in the Twin Cities. The day’s program features interactive power and hydroelectricity tables, a flour dust explosion demonstration, and meeting live animals from the U of M Raptor Center and the MN Herpetological Society

Other highlights include:

  • Fire safety from the Minneapolis Fire Department
  • Wheat’s journey from Farm to Table by the General Mills Grain and Flour Quality Lab (in the baking lab, requires museum admission)
  • Interacting with scientists and engineers from the U of M St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
  • Inventing a boat with the National Park Service
  • Learning about electricity with the Bakken Museum

Mill City Museum STEM Day
Saturday, February 25, 2023
11 am–3 pm
Mill City Museum
704 South 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55401
Free, baking lab activity requires museum admission

For more information and a complete list of guest presenters, click here.

About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves, and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs, and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories, and connects people with history.