Early next month an unorthodox traveling museum will make its way to Minnesota. Dr. Samuel West, the museum’s curator, says his goal is to showcase how thinking big, even when it leads to failure, can lead to big innovations. One exhibit may hit home with Minnesota sports fans, a look back at the glowing hockey puck used on T-V in the 1990’s.

“They made all kinds of tacky graphics along with it. It was short lived, it didn’t work out, and that’s okay, if they don’t continually test new technology or new ways of doing things, there will be no progress.”

West says he is excited to learn more about the culture of innovation among Minnesota companies during his time in the state. The “Museum of Failure” opens a six city U-S tour with a stop at the Mall of America November 5th through January 22nd.