The first Museum of Science and Innovation in Krasnoyarsk Krai (Region) was opened at the Northern (Arctic) Federal University. The first visitors were schoolchildren from 5–6 grades. Anyone could test instruments and interactive expositions, allowing to study the basic laws of mechanics, optics, electricity, undulation.
Besides that, guests took part in master classes conducted by the Northern (Arctic) Federal University scientists in DNA separation in berries and fruit, water purification of chemical waste, employing innovative sorbent. Visitors could also see the “lie detector’s” principle of work and build a magnetic bridge.
The Northern (Arctic) Federal University Pro-Rector for Science and International Cooperation Sergey Verkhovets said that organized groups of schoolchildren would become the main visitors of the museum. “Setting up of a museum of science as well as making science popular with schoolchildren is a deliberate action of the University. We want children to see that science is far from dull. Thanks to such measures, we plan to see motivated students at our University in future,” Sergey Verkhovets said.
The Museum of Science was established using the finances granted by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation with the support of the New Eurasia Foundation and SUEK (Siberian Coal Energy Company) for Regions Foundation.