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Ag & Nature Lab

Each month, discover a new exhibit in the Ag and Nature Lab at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. You might learn about composting, watch animals grow, learn about how our food is grown and gets to the dinner table, or any number of other nature-based play activities! The Ag and Nature Lab exhibits are always included with admission or Museum membership.

April 2021
01 April 2021
30 April 2021
Sheep to Sweater in the Ag and Nature Lab at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

Sheep to Sweater

Don’t be Baashful about coming into the AgLab to check out this exhibit! Sheep’s wool has …

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01 April 2021
30 April 2021
Eggs hatching in the Ag and Nature Lab

Egg Incubating

All month long we’ll be incubating chicken eggs in the Ag and Nature Lab! You never …

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22 April 2021
Prairie's Edge Exploration Backpacks

Earth Day: Prairie’s Edge Exploration Kick-off!

Celebrate Earth Day by checking out a Prairie’s Edge Exploration Backpack during our spring kick-off event! …

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May 2021
01 May 2021
31 May 2021
What's Underfoot?

What’s Underfoot?

Have you ever thought about the ground you walk on every day and what lives underneath …

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01 May 2021
31 May 2021
Composting is Cool!

Composting is Cool!

What IS composting and what items from your household can you compost? Try our hands-on activities …

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01 May 2021
31 May 2021
Dairy Barn Cow Care in the Ag and Nature Lab at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota in Mankato

Dairy Barn – Cow Care

Our popular Dairy Barn is back in the AgLab to help us celebrate June as Dairy …

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July 2021
17 July 2021
31 August 2021
Monarch Metamorphasis

Monarch Metamorphosis

Learn how a tiny egg on a milkweed plant turns into a beautiful Monarch butterfly. Hands-on …

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This work is funded in part through grant support provided by the Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council and the Union Pacific Foundation