Sharing the Universe with the world!
We launched our first major collection in 2014 with a simple dream to share a love of science and history. Since then, our public collection has grown to encompass more than 150 different topics across billions of years of history and we've sent nearly 1,000,000 objects to homes, schools, and museums around the world.
With more than 40,000 customers in 120 different countries, it's safe to say that we've reached our goal but in reality there is still so very much to share!
Creating each edition of the Mini Museum is a complex process that involves thousands of hours of research and difficult work. It's a labor of love and exploring the mysteries of the universe together with so many people is what really keeps us going.
Each year nearly 40,000,000 kilograms (88.1 million pounds) of meteoritic material rains down on the Earth from outer space. Less than 1% of these falls holds traces of organic compounds, and within this tiny subset scientists sometimes come across even rarer material: amino acids. [more]
Here in this humble eggshell, we have a single moment captured for all eternity… the birth of an individual dinosaur. The texture, when viewed under magnification, resembles rocky hills with a network of valleys running in between. These numerous rifts serve as channels for oxygen, sustaining the fragile creature within. [more]
The Manhattan Project was the codename for the research and development effort which allowed the United States to rapidly develop a series of atomic breakthroughs during World War II, including the first industrial-scale plutonium production reactor and the first atomic bombs. [more]
As we’ve followed the progression of life across billions of years of history, we’ve come across many examples of the importance of migration and its central role in the diversity of life on Earth. From the Woolly Mammoth’s vast metropolitan population spread across the steppe, to the rise and fall of thousands of species of tiny foraminifera in the ocean, each of these stories plays out on a grand scale that often encompasses hundreds of thousands of years. On this scale, small changes to these patterns of movement can have dramatic effects resulting in the emergence of new species and the extinction of the old. [more]
Sign up for our newsletter Mysteries of the Mini Museum!
Receive special updates, including announcements about Mini Museum availability.