ST. PAUL, Minn. - Hundreds of Minneapolis students, including those from Lucy Laney Elementary, are sleeping under the dinosaurs at the Science Museum Thursday night as part of the Science Matters program, a partnership between the Science Museum of Minnesota and Flint Hills Resources.

Students are exploring museum exhibits, watching an Omnitheater film, participating in interactive activities and self-guided learning, and experiencing live demonstrations before getting into their sleeping bags for the night.

(Credit: Science Museum of Minnesota)
(Credit: Science Museum of Minnesota)

2018 is the “Year of the Engineer” at the Science Museum. The museum’s goal is to provide engineering-related experiences to more than one million people – reaching all 87 Minnesota counties – throughout the year. The Science Matters program contributes to that goal, reaching more than 5,000 students in 14 counties this year.

Science Matters strives to bring science to life for students from all over the state, including those who cannot easily access the museum and its world-class resources. Now in its 32nd year, the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Camp-In program is one of the longest-standing museum sleepover programs in the nation. Flint Hills Resources has supported the Science Museum since 1998.

(Credit: Science Museum of Minnesota)
(Credit: Science Museum of Minnesota)