Entomology Pinning Workshop
Entomology Pinning Workshop

Entomology Pinning Workshop

Experience hands-on science through new workshops at the Science Museum of Minnesota! Developed in partnership with the scientists in the museum’s Center for Research and Collections, each workshop offers a new opportunity to turn on the science.

Enter your entomological era! Learn about the scientific study of insects, the entomology collection here at the Science Museum, and the basics of how to prepare your own specimens for display. 

This hour-long class includes museum admission, an Entomology Pinning Kit, and hands-on instruction on how to properly pin specimens to take home with you. 

In the Entomology Pinning Workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Rehydrate specimens in a relaxing chamber
  • Scientifically pin Lepidoptera specimens: butterflies and moths
  • Display and store unmounted specimens once dried

    Take home your pinned specimen to complete the drying process, then use the skills you learned in the workshop to complete your display. 

    Workshop location: Science Museum of Minnesota, 120. W. Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102. Located in the atrium.

    This workshop is an in-person experience. For those looking for other options, check out our Entomolgy Pinning Kit which allows you to purchase the kit used in the workshop to do it yourself from the comforts of your own home.

    Workshop attendees should be ages 18 and up, as this is an adult-only workshop. Future youth options may be available. 

    Workshop Dates: Coming soon in October

    Slots are available for this workshop and access pricing is available. Check out our Workshop FAQ page to answer any initial questions you have before registering. 


    Regular price $120.00
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