Creativity Festival

Join us for an inspiring one-day field trip for students in grades 3-5 at the University of Minnesota’s Ted Mann Concert Hall. This event expands your students’ imagination, develops their creativity, and strengthens their problem-solving skills. Be a part of this exciting festival where students work side-by-side with STEM and arts professionals with three outstanding breakout sessions and a dynamic opening performance.

Save the Date! – January 9 & 10, 2024

Registration will open in the fall. Registration fees are based on Metro ECSU membership status. To find out if your school/district is a member, please see the updated membership list.

At the Creativity Festival, students learn…

Creativity is a skill that can be practiced and strengthened.

Creativity is necessary for higher education and all careers.

Creativity is an essential part of problem solving.

2023 Opening Performance: Children’s Theatre Company

You may have seen masks and puppets used in musicals, such as The Lion King. Have you thought about how they are made and how actors use them to tell a story? Throughout the story, you’ll observe the puppet, made out of recycled materials, and have a chance to hear about its creation.

2023 Sessions Included:

Asphalt Cookies

Don’t Yuck the Water – Combating Water Pollution

Explore Your Heart

Get ‘Tooned

Introduction to Painting with Acrylic Paint

Introduction to Collage

MNprov Recess – The Art of Improv

Neighborhood Bridges: Changing Our Story – Acting & Drama

Origami Books

Painting Mathematical Art – with Thales’ Theorem

Reverse Engineering Challenge

Rhythm Speaks: Sharing Stories Through Dance

The Science of Songwriting: Music Outside of the Box!


For more information about how your students can participate, or if you are interested in presenting, contact Madi Grove at 612-638-1514.

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