Mindport Musings

An ongoing meditation on the arts, sciences, education, and whatever other
ideas we’re preoccupied with at the moment, leavened with occasional
announcements of current events at Mindport.

Correspondence Club: March 19th, 10:30-12:30

We’d love for you to join us for a meeting of Mindport’s Correspondence Club*.  All are welcome to come for a couple of hours of good company and plenty of interesting supplies for making all kinds of things… Read More


Not long ago I was perusing the shelves of a nearby antique shop and came across a Tektronix oscilloscope dating back to 1964 in almost perfect condition. The price was $75. (An oscilloscope, for the non tech reader,… Read More

This week at Mindport: January 20-24th

This week we’re introducing a new exhibit – yet unnamed – by Mark Day.  Five different mechanisms that transform rotational motion to other forms of motion are housed on a rotating platform.  These mechanisms were initially developed to… Read More

Small Wonders for the (New Year’s) Weekend: Envelope the Year

2015 is coming to a close, and -if you use such a thing- your 2015 wall calendar is ready to be retired.  While the recycling bin is certainly a responsible option for such a wonderful organizational tool, making… Read More

Holiday Hours

Mindport will be closed December 24th and 25th, and January 1st.  We’ll close at 4:00 on December 31st to make sure the intrepid bikers and walkers among us get home before dark.  Warm wishes to all!

Small Wonders for the (Thanksgiving) Weekend: Beautiful, Bounteous Blobs

If you have vegetable oil, water, food coloring, and a few Alka-Seltzer tablets lying around, and time to sit and gaze at a small and wondrous world, this one’s for you. A good activity for Buy Nothing Day!… Read More

Mindport Turns Twenty

Please help us celebrate by stopping by next Sunday, November 15th between 12:00 and 4:00 pm.  We’ll have a little live music, behind the scenes tours, a mail art station, and other celebratory activities. All admissions for the… Read More

Small Wonders for the Weekend: Pressed Leaves

A few years ago, a woman I’d been working with for a few months but hadn’t gotten to know well, opened her Russian-English dictionary to find a word, and out fluttered small, pressed, purple flowers. Pages later there… Read More

Small Wonders for the Weekend: Party Trick

Do classic science demonstrations also make good party tricks? I suppose it depends upon the party, but I’m inclined to say yes. What party wouldn’t benefit from a little play and a little magic (otherwise known as physics)?… Read More

This Week at/around Mindport

Join us for a screening of the documentary Raise the Roof, at the Pickford Cinema, Thursday, October 22.  There will be light refreshments at 5:30, followed by the film at 6:30, and a twenty-minute Q & A afterwards,… Read More