The Science Museum of Minnesota has played an integral role in the Twin Cities arts and entertainment community for the past century, helping countless people discover the world through science.
Two powerful ways people can discover science is through Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition running now through Jan. 3, 2010 and the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit, opening in the spring of 2010.
The 14,000-square-foot Titanic exhibit features dozens of artifacts recently recovered from the 1912 wreck site, amazingly detailed room re-creations, and a gallery devoted to Minnesota’s connections to the historic voyage. In the “Memorial Gallery” guests will take their boarding pass to the memorial wall and learn if their passenger and traveling companions survived or perished.
The Dead Sea Scrolls display includes the earliest written record of the Hebrew Bible (Christian Old Testament)—some scrolls more than 2,000 years old—as well as artifacts providing a glimpse into life in ancient Israel.
“We are thrilled and honored to have been selected to host the Dead Sea Scrolls,” says Mike Day, senior vice president for museum enterprises at the Science Museum. “The Scrolls are real spiritual and archeological treasures that rarely leave Israel, so seeing them here in St. Paul will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Science Museum visitors.”
The Science Museum of Minnesota serves more than one million visitors each year with its hands-on exhibits, giant screen films, special events, and educational programs. It is located at 120 West Kellogg Boulevard in downtown St. Paul. For specific directions, parking information, hours, show times and ticket information, call 651-221-9444 or visit www.smm.org.