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Free First Saturday: Bright Ideas

In October, join us for a mash-up of science and contemporary art. From lightbulbs powered by potatoes to sci-fi art-making adventures and futuristic films, this day will be filled with experimental creativity!

Enjoy free gallery admission and family fun for all on the first Saturday of each month. Activities designed for kids ages 6 to 12 are offered from 10 am to 3 pm.

Schedule of Events

Activity: Be the STAR with Beatrix*JAR!, 11 am–1 pm

Cargill Lounge
Local dynamic duo Beatrix*JAR brings an interactive audio playground to Free First Saturday. Join the artists to make beautiful and original new noises with a variety of hand-modified musical instruments.

Activity: Green Light, 10 am–3 pm

Cargill Lounge
Experience illuminating possibilities as bulbs are brightened by fresh fruits and veggies.

Art Activity: Grab-Bag Inventions, 10 am–3 pm

Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Unlock the mysterious potential of everyday objects as you consider ways to make the future better. Invent something that will make life easier, happier, and fun for everyone.

Film: The MisInventions of Milo Weatherby, 10 am–1 pm

Lecture Room
Milo spends most of his time in the garage, where he attempts to make the next great invention. Find out how an unusual accident leads to the most magnificent invention of all! Directed by William Whirity, 2009, 23 minutes.

Film: This Little Light of Mine, 10 am–3 pm

U.S. Bank Orientation Lounge
In this film from South Africa, a little firefly struggles to fall asleep because his light is still on. What is he to do? Directed by Brent Dawes, 2011, 5 minutes.


Free First Saturday is sponsored by

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