This Friday the Museum of Failure will open a six city U-S tour at the Mall of America. Museum curator Dr. Samuel West says his collection has a clear message.

“If we want progress and innovation, we have to accept failure, you can’t have one without the other.”

West says they illustrate this with both comical and serious failures throughout history, all with the thread of leading to progress in many fields.

“We take a lot of the tech innovations around us for granted, not realizing there are thousands of failures that led up to these innovations we use every day.”

The Museum of Failure will be open for viewing at the Mall of America November 5th through January 22nd. More information is available at the-failure-museum-(dot)-o-r-g.