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Illumination: Light Up The Night With The Science Museum of Minnesota


Dec 13, 2018 to Dec 29, 2018
05:00 PM until 09:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


To celebrate light during the darkest time of the year, the Science Museum of Minnesota will inspire family and friends of all ages with the second installment of Illumination: Light Up The Night, an interactive showcase of activities and events embracing the celebration of light. The visually-stimulating experience will take place on three weekends from Dec. 13 to 15, Dec. 20 to 22 and Dec. 27 to 29 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The museum will sell food and beverages at Chomp, a bar with featured menu items, specialty glow-in-the-dark cocktails and ‘Night Light’ blonde stout on draft from BlackStack Brewing exclusive to the event. Beer enthusiasts can only taste the limited-edition brew at Illumination or BlackStack’s release party on December 4.

Other activities include:

  • Make your own glow-in-the-dark slime, build an illuminated lantern, and create art from clips of the Omnitheater’s giant film reels;

  • Join other visitors in smashing bricks and orbs in a large-scale, light-themed video game;

  • Create and release snowflakes into a life size, walk-through snow globe;

  • Experiment with an LED Lego zipline and participate in glowing parachute drops;

  • Catch the Glow Show Science Live Theater presentation and watch a real lava pour;

  • Visit Ballopalooza, a new experience that gives you simple machines and vacuum hoses to launch balls at targets and collect them again; and much more

Admission for Illumination: Light Up the Night is included with museum admission: free for museum members and children ages zero to three, $18.95 for adult non-members and $12.95 for children ages 4-12 years and senior citizen non-members. Discounted options are available for select groups. Attendees are encouraged to share their experience on social media using the hashtag #ShareYourDiscovery.



Free for museum members and children ages zero to three, $18.95 for adult non-m


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120 W Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN

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Abby Gieseke

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