Café Scientifique

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The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Bell Museum of Natural History are partnering together to offer a sampler of the Bell Museum's popular Café Scientifique series this summer in the western suburbs to explore topics surrounding gardening and the great outdoors.

A happy hour forum for science and culture, this series brings research from the University of Minnesota and beyond into some of the Twin Cities' most unique and atmospheric bars and restaurants. Each monthly gathering explores science and natural history from distinct and surprising viewpoints, drawing connections between scientific research, culture, environment and everyday life.

Wednesday, June 12, 6:30-8 p.m.
Gold Nugget Tavern and Grill
14401 Excelsior Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55435
Bell Museum Director and entomologist Susan Weller takes attendees on a scientific journey looking at pollination from a bug's-eye view. Cash bar and appetizers available for purchase. Fee: $10.

Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
The School II Bistro & Wine Bar

600 Market St., Suite 170
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Peter Moe, Director of Operations and Research at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum will talk about 100-plus years of coldy-hardy apples (Honeycrisp, too!) and grape breeding. Cash bar and appetizers available for purchase. Fee: $10.

Wednesday, August 14, 6:30-8 p.m.
Gold Nugget Tavern and Grill
14401 Excelsior Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55435
Dr. Mary Meyer, Professor and Extension Horticulturist at the University of Minnesota
will talk about the 10 Plants that Changed Minnesota. Cash bar and appetizers available for purchase. Fee: $10.


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