If you’re looking for a fun, educational activity for summer to escape the humidity or storms, check out the Science Museum of Minnesota. While not specifically aimed at kids, it’s definitely a family-friendly activity for all to enjoy.
Currently at the museum, you can catch Ask Hamzah, an exploration of Saudi Arabia. Hamzah Jamjoom is a film student who has set out to create a film about the land, history, and culture of his heritage. He embarked upon this adventure because when he moved to the U.S., he found that many people were curious about where he came from and asked a lot of questions about his culture. For more info, visit the Science Museum’s Ask Hamzah page.
Keeping with the theme of Arabia, the Omnitheater is currently showing Arabia. Only the Omnitheater’s giant screen can convey the stunning beauty of this exotic land, giving you a glimpse at a fascinating culture and way of life that has been long been steeped in mystery. Both Ask Hamzah and Arabia are showing now through Oct. 24. For info, trailers, video previews, galleries and other goodies, see Arabia on the Science Museum of Minnesota website.
Also at the museum is the famous, much-anticipated Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. The Science Museum is one of a very few museums worldwide that have been allowed to display the actual scrolls. Widely considered one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of our time, The Dead Sea Scrolls are 2000-year-old fragments of some of the world’s most rare and important documents–documents that would later become what we know today as The Bible. For FAQ’s, field trip info, tickets, a family guide, etc., go to the Science Museum’s Dead Sea Scrolls page. While you’re there, please spend some time exploring the links on the right. There’s such a rich, deep sea of information on each exhibit on these links, so take advantage of them. The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit runs through Oct. 24 as well.
Other exhibits include Mississippi River Gallery, Human Body Gallery, Cell Lab, Collections Gallery, Experiment Gallery, Dinosaurs & Fossils Gallery, Big Back Yard, Science on a Sphere, Collector’s Corner, and Science Buzz.
For more info on the Science Museum of Minnesota, tickets, show times, exhibit hours or anything else, visit http://www.smm.org/