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The Beast Mobile Innovation Lab

The Beast Mobile Innovation Lab is a mobile classroom on a double-decker bus designed to innovate learning experiences through hands-on STEM education and programming. These experiences are centered in principles of Maker Education, while creating “sandbox experiences” that cultivate creativity, innovation, mastery and exploration. Students have an opportunity to learn and engage with a series of modules and lessons, including:

  • Circuit and Renewable Energy
  • Drones
  • 3D Printing
  • Scientific Inquiry Labs

Additional features include:

  • Computers and WiFi Internet access
  • Student tutors from local colleges
  • Volunteer facilitators from Target Tech Kids
  • Self-directed activities
  • And more!

The Beast Mobile Innovation Lab was underwritten by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America.

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Book the Beast Mobile Innovation Lab!

Reserve the Beast Mobile Innovation Lab for:

  • School programming
  • Private birthday parties and events
  • Community gatherings

Capacity and Covid-19 
The Beast Mobile Innovation Lab can safely fit up to 12 students. We have Covid-19 safety precautions in place for the protection of students and staff.

Summer Schedule and Availability
To learn about open dates and times to reserve the Beast Mobile Innovation Lab, view the schedule below.

Registration
Has your organization already booked the Beast Mobile Innovation Lab? Take the next step by registering online and selecting your students' t-shirt!

Learn More
To learn more about how to reserve the Beast Mobile Innovation Lab for your event, please contact Jalonda Combs, Northside STEM Initiatives Coordinator by emailing JCombs@saoic.org or call 612.424.6717.

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The Beast Mobile Innovation Lab - Summer Schedule

DATES

MORNING SESSIONS

AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Wednesday, June 23

New Horizon (Penn)
3354 Penn Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55412

  • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

Best Academy
1300 Olson Memorial Hwy.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Thursday, June 24

Freedom School
1140 White Bear Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55106

  • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

Best Academy
1300 Olson Memorial Hwy.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Wednesday, June 30

Lucy Laney (Walton)
3333 Penn Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55412

  • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

Best Academy
1300 Olson Memorial Hwy.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Thursday, July 1

Heritage Park
1000 Olson Memorial Hwy.
Minneapolis, MN

  • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

Best Academy
1300 Olson Memorial Hwy.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Wednesday, July 7

Folwell Park
1615 N. Dowling Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55412

  • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

Best Academy
1300 Olson Memorial Hwy.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Thursday, July 8

Heritage Park
1000 Olson Memorial Hwy.
Minneapolis, MN

  • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

Best Academy
1300 Olson Memorial Hwy.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Wednesday, July 14

Folwell Park
1615 N. Dowling Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55412

  • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

Best Academy
1300 Olson Memorial Hwy.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Thursday, July 15

Heritage Park
1000 Olson Memorial Hwy.
Minneapolis, MN

  • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

Best Academy
1300 Olson Memorial Hwy.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Wednesday, July 21

Friendship Academy
2600 E. 38th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406

  • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

Best Academy
1300 Olson Memorial Hwy.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Thursday, July 22

Friendship Academy
2600 E. 38th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406

  • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

Best Academy
1300 Olson Memorial Hwy.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Wednesday, July 28

Friendship Academy
2600 E. 38th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406

  • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

YMCA North Minneapolis
1711 W. Broadway Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Thursday, July 29

Friendship Academy
2600 E. 38th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406

  • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

YMCA South Minneapolis
3335 Blaisdell Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

  • 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Wednesday, August 4

YMCA North Minneapolis
1711 W. Broadway Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

Harrison Park
503 N. Irving Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406

  • 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Thursday, August 5

YMCA South Minneapolis
3335 Blaisdell Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

  • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

North Commons Park
1801 N. James Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Wednesday, August 11

OPEN - Please email us to book this date

 

Webber Park
4300 Webber Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55412

  • 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Thursday, August 12

New Salem MBC
2507 Bryant Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
  • 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

Creekview Park
5001 Humboldt Lane N.
Minneapolis, MN 55430

  • 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Covid-19 update: We are taking precautions to guard against the Covid-19 virus at all of our STEM events. Masks must be worn at all times, equipment will be sanitized and hand sanitizer will be available. If you or a family member are ill, we ask that you do not participate in our event until you are well.