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 24 - September 4, 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!
15 big pictures of 15 big things
Put these on your must-see list for your trip to the fair this year!
1. We are Water
Explore water through stories and science
2. Welcome to the Water Bar: Water is all we have
Get a free flight of water samples from around Minnesota.
3. Visit the Climate Tracker trailer
You can record observations of seasonal changes in your own backyard.
4. Welcome to Safety Town
Kids get to learn and practice walking and biking safely.
5. A non-fabricated big and tall tale of waste
Paul actually speaks! Everything he’s wearing is from a thrift store; he knows a lot about textile waste.
6. Get a taste of healthy local food
Daily cooking demos of delicious Minnesota products.
7. You can pedal the world’s biggest bike
Find ways to make biking a big part of your life.
8. Play with nature
Kids learn and thrive in natural settings. Learn how to make your backyard the best playroom ever.
9. Reuse is the name of the game
Great demos throughout the day help you keep stuff out of the waste stream.
10. We’re walking the talk
You can recycle organics, paper, cardboard, cans, bottles, plastics in the Eco Experience.
11. 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.
12. Talk with an energy expert
Learn how energy shapes our world, and how we can influence its effects.
13. A more resilient yard
Native plants, turf alternatives and raingardens are just a few ideas that Blue Thumb can help you pursue.
14. Play Climate Connections Bingo and win a prize
Do activities throughout the Eco Experience to get your Bingo card daubed.
15. 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.