The Eco Experience is a huge exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair, filled with hands-on activities, demonstrations and resources. Check it out during the 12 days of the Minnesota State Fair: August 23 - September 3, daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
This event is the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s premier outreach opportunity, and we'd love to see you there!
Big pictures, big ideas
Put these on your must-see list for your trip to the fair this year!
We are water. Explore water through stories and science
Welcome to the Water Bar: Water is all we have. Get a free flight of water samples from around Minnesota.
Welcome to Safety Town. Kids get to learn and practice safe walking and biking.
A non-fabricated big and tall tale of waste. Paul actually speaks (and he knows a lot about textile waste). Everything he’s wearing is from a thrift store.
Get a taste of healthy local food. Daily cooking demos of delicious Minnesota products.
You can pedal the world’s biggest bike. Find ways to make biking a big part of your life.
Play with nature. Kids learn and thrive in natural settings. Learn how to make your backyard the best playroom ever.
Reuse is the name of the game. Great demos throughout the day help you keep stuff out of the waste stream.
We’re walking the talk. You can recycle organics, paper, cardboard, cans, bottles, plastics in the Eco Experience.
Discover energy-efficient home improvements. Find out how insulation and air sealing can make your home safer, more comfortable, cheaper to run, and kinder to the environment.
Talk with an energy expert. Learn how energy shapes our world, and how we can influence its effects.
A more resilient yard. Native plants, turf alternatives and raingardens are just a few ideas that Blue Thumb can help you pursue.
Play Climate Connections Bingo and win a prize. Do activities throughout the Eco Experience to get your Bingo card daubed.
Keep the world’s largest doggy doo out of the storm drain. Learn how to protect Minnesota waters on your street and get your picture taken as a storm drain goalie.