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Fascination of Plants Day @ MSU



Parent and toddler extracting strawberry DNA

Hands-on activities for kids

  • Extract DNA from strawberries
  • Manipulate plant images in Virtual Reality
  • Create cyanotypes of beautiful microscopic structures
  • Terpene smelling station: match smells to plants
Father and son looking at plants

Learn about plants

  • How plants grow, survive, and thrive
  • Moss and fungus terrarium
  • Plant benefits in medicine and industrial products
  • Bioenergy crops station
  • MSU Student Organic Farm and Beal Botanical Gardens
Scientist explaining to an observer

Meet MSU researchers

  • Discover the scientist's lab toolkit: microscopes and measuring instruments
  • GMOs and plant DNA as tools for scientific exploration
  • Find out what types of discoveries MSU scientists are making

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Our Partners

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East Lansing Arts Festival logo


Primary location
MSU Broad Museum Art Lab
565 E Grand River Ave, Suite 1
East Lansing, MI 48824


East Lansing Art Festival location
Children's Art Activity Area on Albert Ave.
See festival map


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