Continuing the tradition of making the most out of the Twin Cities, Jennifer and I attempt to fill our weekends with interesting activities. Currently, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, a day trip to Duluth, and a visit to Minnehaha Falls remain on our summer bucket list.
Science Museum: Science Behind Pixar
Walker Art Center
The Walker had free admission for the first week of June, so a group of friends and I decided to visit and look at the new exhibitions (even though the Sculpture Garden wasn't open yet). This time around, the exhibits were very interactive. In "Graffiti Nature," visitors can pick from a selection of coloring pages of plants and animals and color them. Afterwards, the pictures are scanned and projected onto the ground that is a simulated ecosystem. Visitors can find their creations come to life and visually see the interactions between drawings. When a visitor accidentally step on a projected animal, that animal "splatters" and dies. On the other hand, when a visitor stands still in one spot, flowers and other plants begin to grow around the person's feet.
Star Tribune Heritage Center
Did you know?
- 50% of the paper comes by truck and 50% comes by rail
- The paper has to be stored at 70 degrees and 50% humidity. In the winter, the paper that arrives needs to be thawed.
- The huge rolls of paper are stacked 5 rolls high to prevent damage on the roll on the bottom.
- Automated robots are used to replace rolls of paper on the printing press.
- Machines were actually taken out from the last stage of the packing process (from conveyor belts to shipping trucks) because they were slower than human labor.
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