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Grown-Up Club to Host Minnesota’s First Ever Independent Science Fair for Adults

Minneapolis, Minnesota – Grown-Up Club, a monthly activity group for Twin Cities adults, is pairing with Sisyphus Brewing to present Casual Science Fair (CSF), a grade school-style science fair for grown-ups. The first of its kind in Minnesota, CSF gives average adults the opportunity to unleash their inner Marie Curie in a relaxed, amateur-friendly environment. Using the scientific method, 25 participants will pose a question, form a hypothesis, test their hypothesis, then share their findings in a creative, engaging presentation at the fair. 

Casual Science Fair will take place on Sunday, April 17th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Sisyphus Brewing (712 Ontario Ave W, Minneapolis) and is free and open to the public. Attendees can expect to see everything from a demonstration of the chemical reaction that occurs when combining Iodide and H2O2, to an exploration of the correlation between fart sound and odor. Projects will be scored by three guest judges: Christina Martinez, Manager of Programs and Special Events at the Science Museum of Minnesota; Lester Shen, Director of Innovative Technologies at the Center for Energy and Environment; and Chris Cloud, the Culture Maker behind MPLS.TV, Forever Young, and Pizza Camp. Prizes (including $100 cash for the first place winner) will be presented to the winning participants in a dazzling, many expenses-spared awards ceremony.

Known for organizing participatory activities that inject fun and adventure back into adult life, Grown-Up Club is excited to host an event that deliberately combines creativity with scientific curiosity.

“People in Minneapolis, especially young creatives, are looking for new ways to have fun and challenge themselves. Casual Science Fair is definitely novel and silly, but it’s also intellectually stimulating,” says Tim Lovett, Co-Captain of Grown-Up Club. 

About Grown-Up Club: Grown-Up Club is a monthly activity group for Twin Cities adults. Founded in 2013, Grown-Up Club’s mission is to bring fun and adventure back into adult life through ridiculous, participatory events. Grown-Up Club has partnered with organizations like the Walker Art Center, Pizza Club, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Bauhaus Brew Labs, and Eat for Equity. 


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