Workshop FAQ

Age Restriction: Workshop attendees should be adults ages 18 and up. 

Cancellations: Out of consideration for customers on our waitlist, cancellations must be made a minimum 72 hours before the workshop. Cancellations made less than 72 hours before the start of the workshop will not be refunded.

Check-in: Workshop check-in will happen on level 5 at the Explore Store gift shop. You will be directed to the workshop location after arrival. 

Ethics: The vendors we use to source insects were carefully vetted in alignment with the Science Museum of Minnesota's ethics policy in partnership with our Center for Research and Collections. Sustainability, ethical treatment, conservation, and proper permitting were important aspects included when determining vendors we would use for the workshop and kit. Further details are provided in the kit's instructions to provide a full description about specimen sourcing. For more information about our ethical approach, email contact

Museum Admission: Participants will be given museum admission as a part of the workshop experience and can enjoy the galleries before or after their participation in the workshop.  

Safety: This workshop handles deceased insects and is a hands-on experience. Participants will be handling deceased insects, using insect forceps to manipulate the specimen, as well as sharp entomology pins. Due to the nature of these tools and materials, participants will be asked to sign a waiver before participating in the workshop.