Go Minneapolis Signature Experiences

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Go Minneapolis Siganture Experiences

Go Minneapolis Signature Experiences are a collection of new and unique tours, performances, demonstrations and experiences perfect for groups to enjoy. Ranging from Outdoor Adventure to Arts & Culture, Go Minneapolis Signature Experiences offer exclusive and interactive ways to see all that Minneapolis has to offer.

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  • Minneapolis Institute of Art Groups
    Arts & Culture
    Minneapolis Institute of Arts
    A feast for the eyes - Highlights of the MIA's World-Class Collection

    Nourish your creativity, spirit, and imagination at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Sample world cultures through an amazing menu of artworks. Let us tempt your artistic taste buds with visual delights from throughout time and around the globe. Learn the fascinating stories of these objects, the artists, and the emotions they evoke. We’ll serve up experiences you've never had in an art museum and make you hungry for more!

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    Average Time:
    90 Minutes
    Pricing: $20 per person
    Minimum: 15
    Maximum 30
    612-870-3140
  • Midtown Global Market Groups
    Food & Wine
    Midtown Global Market
    A Global Taste of the Market

    Excite your senses, tantalize your taste buds and explore the Midtown Global Market.  This fascinating venue is a veritable melting pot of global cultures.  You will meet the merchants and learn their stories of working to achieve the American dream.  The Market serves as an incubator for immigrant businesses.  During your visit you will sample a variety of tastes and hear tales from your global hosts.

    Add-ons:
    Gift Bag - $10 per person
    Market Money - $5 denominations – good for lunch, dinner and shopping at any Midtown  Global Market vendor.
    Cooking Demo at KITM: cost and experience crafted to fit your needs.

    Entertainment Options:
    Salsa Dancing with Rene: $100/hour

    Average Time:
    90 Minutes
    $19 Adult; $15 Kids (10-18); Kids under 10 free
    Minimum 15
    Maximum 50
    612-872-4041
  • Guthrie Theater Groups
    Arts & Culture
    Guthrie Theater
    Actors' Secrets for Powerful Presence

    Learn actors’ secrets for powerful presence and find your authentic voice.  Acquire the skills to engage your listeners, become more easily understood and create impact.  Led by one of the Guthrie Theater’s leading professional vocal coaches, you will learn techniques on vocal clarity, variety and how to relax under pressure. You will develop an amazing sense of awareness and presence that you can employ in everyday life!

    Average Time:
    90 Minutes
    $30 per person
    Minimum 10
    Maximum 48
    612-225-6172
  • Arts & Culture
    Walker Art Center
    Behind the Scenes: Collecting & Curating

    Step into the curator’s world at the Walker and explore collecting an artist in depth.  Gain understanding of the decisions and strategies employed by curators when taking a risk and collecting artists without a track record.  A Walker guide will escort you through the galleries to demystify the curator’s role and responsibilities and a curator will lead you through a behind-the-scenes experience a highlighting a single artist’s relationship to the Walker.  Then, you become the curator in the Art Lab during a collecting-inspired art experience.

    Average Time:
    2.5 hours
    $30 per person
    Minimum 10
    Maximum 20
    612-375-7609
  • Fort Snelling Groups
    Unique Experiences
    Historic Fort Snelling
    Beneath the Surface

    Discover the Treasures of Fort Snelling and see how archaeologists and historians pieced together the clues that were left behind by inhabitants in the 19th century. Learn the stories about one of the largest excavations of a military outpost in North America and how the puzzle pieces were put together to reconstruct the fort buildings. Go behind the scenes at the state archeology lab to meet an archeologist to see and handle some of the original treasures unearthed at Fort Snelling.

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    Average Time:
    2 hours
    $20 adult; $16 senior/student
    Minimum 12
    Maximum 50
    612-726-1171
  • Walker Art Center Groups
    Arts & Culture
    Walker Art Center
    Crash Course in Contemporary Art

    Encounter complexity and excitement in the everyday through the amazing works of art and the artists at the Walker.  Prime your mind with a TED-Talk-esque presentation that will introduce you to contemporary art.  Uncover definitions, explore strategies for appreciating the art and expand your artistic world view.  Explore how artists reflect life through their work.  Then, it’s your turn to create a work of art inspired by a real life event in the Art Lab.

    Average Time:
    2 hours
    $20 per person
    Minimum 10
    Maximum 30
    612-375-7609
  • Brave New Workshop Group Experience
    Music & Nightlife
    Brave New Workshop
    Exploring Improv

    When was the last time your day went exactly the way you planned it? It doesn’t happen often, does it? Life is very much like improv, full of surprises and unknowns! The Brave New Workshop is the oldest comedy theatre in the US, and their world renowned school of improvisation, the BNW Student Union, invites you to get a taste of this amazing art form in an abbreviated version of its beginner class. Embrace the spirit of positivity and unleash your creativity in this exploration even if you have never been, or want to be on stage.  

    The skilled instructors from the BNW Student Union have years of experience working with adults and youth, and will gently guide you through a series of well-tested exercises that will introduce you to the idea of creative safety and help you practice being in the moment.

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    Average Time:
    2 hours
    $40 per person
    Minimum 20
    Maximum 50
    612-332-6620
  • Arts & Culture
    FOCI Minnesota Center For Glass Arts
    FOCI: Glass Demonstration

    Explore the history, principles and stories of glass, a substance used in everyday life in numerous ways. Meet the craftsmen and women of FOCI for a fun-filled experience demonstrating the properties of glass. Watch a gaffer create pieces from molten glass; discover the techniques for adding color and making unique objects. You will be amazed at the craftsmanship and skill at FOCI used to craft an array of glass items.

    Average Time:
    2 hours
    1-20 people $150; 21-40 people $300; 41-60 people $450

    7 days a week from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    612-623-3624
  • Group Glass Blowing
    Arts & Culture
    FOCI Minnesota Center For Glass Arts
    FOCI: Glass Discovery

    Join a professional glass artist at FOCI to discover the basic glass techniques to create a one of a kind take-away piece of glass. Learn how to gather from the furnace, add color and shape and mold a piece of glass to create your own masterpiece. Choose to make a paperweight, an ornament or a float. You will work under the supervision of an experienced gaffer who will act as your guide during this memorable hands-on workshop.

    Average Time:
    2 hours
    $85 per person
    Minimum 1
    Maximum 5

    7 days a week from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    612-623-3624
  • Brave New Workshop Group Experience
    Music & Nightlife
    Brave New Workshop
    Inside the Writer's Room

    Have you ever wondered how sketch comedy performers come up with their hilarious, creative ideas?  Step “Inside the Writers’ Room” at the nation’s oldest satirical comedy theatre and experience our creative process for yourself.  In this unique two-hour participatory experience, you’ll get to practice our fun and engaging tricks of the trade, like improv and brainstorming- and try out the tools our veteran performers actually use to turn everyday ideas into wildly creative comedy.  Actual Brave New Workshop mainstage performers will help you learn to silence your inner critic and rediscover your own creativity – with lots of laughs along the way.

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    Average Time:
    2 hours
    $40 per person
    Minimum 12
    Maximum 40
    612-332-6620
  • Mall of America Group Experience
    Food & Wine
    Mall of America
    Ross Sveback Culinary Creations with Ross

    Join Ross Sveback who went from backyard blogger to lifestyle expert as he cooks up his culinary creations.  From basic techniques and classic Minne-sohta fare to European cuisine, you will brush up your cooking skills with a fun-filled 90 minute class. Discover Ross’ secrets and techniques to entertain and create tasty dishes that will please family, friends and guests. Ross’ culinary creations have been featured in People Magazine, as well as Williams-Sonoma. 

    Average Time:
    60-90 Minutes
    $20 per person
    Minimum 6
    Maximum 24
    612-590-9256
  • Mall of America Group Experiecnes
    Unique Experiences
    Mall of America
    Scavenger Hunt at Mall of America - Dick's Last Resort

    Head down to Dick’s Last Resort in Mall of America for the ultimate competitive adventure. Test your factual knowledge of the Mall of America with a customized, 32-question challenge using iPads to track your answers and take pictures along the way. Strategize a plan, test your knowledge and have some fun with this one-of-a-kind way to see Mall of America.

    Average Time:
    1 hour
    $16.95 per person; $12.95 with purchase of meal
    Minimum 20
    612-749-7955
  • Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium Groups
    Unique Experiences
    Mall of America
    Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium

    Go behind the scenes at SEA LIFE Aquarium, and gain an exclusive look at a day in the life of an Aquarist.  You’ll discover medical treatments performed on rescued and rehabilitated marine life and how aquarists maintain habitats within the exhibits. Travel above the tanks to see many sea creatures up close and personal.  Here you will meet animals that are new arrivals at the Aquarium, or others who are receiving special care.

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    Average Time:
    45 Minutes
    $6.99 per person; $5 group rate; $4 school trip rate
    Minimum 10
    Maximum 90
    952-853-0612
  • Arts & Culture
    American Swedish Institute
    Swedish Sensibilities In Art, Craft And Design: Where Tradition And Modern Meet

    Explore the American Swedish Institute to appreciate the elements of Art, Craft and Design that come together in a unique way. You will discover the artistic design features in the Turnblad Mansion while hearing the stories of the family and craftsmen. Tour the campus for a full experience, and go behind the scenes to visit the ASI collection and view several unique pieces. Then, you will try your hand at Swedish craft creating a memento of your visit.

    Average Time:
    2 hours
    $19 per person
    Minimum: 10
    Maximum: 40
    612-870-3344
  • Guthrie Theater Groups
    Arts & Culture
    Guthrie Theater
    The Art of Stage Combat

    Enter of a “contest of generosity” as you experience the unique art of stage combat.  Under the supervision of a professional stage combatant, you will learn the fun and basic techniques of choreography for a convincing slap, punch and choke. without hurting anyone.  This is an on-your-feet experience with safe guards and watchful instruction designed to ensure that no one gets hurt.  Come play!  It looks real, but it’s just theater!

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    Average Time:
    90 Minutes
    $30 per person
    Minimum 10
    Maximum 48
    612-225-6172
  • Minneapolis Segway Tour
    Outdoor Adventure
    Segway Magical History Tours
    The Minneapolis "Insider" Segway Experience

    Become a true Minneapolis “Insider” on the newest Mobile Entertainment Segway tour of downtown.  Explore the heartbeat of this vibrant city by nature seeing the famous landmarks, popular attractions and hidden gems.  Expert guides will share the city’s rich history, tips for navigating downtown streets and insights into must see spots and attractions.  Discover where the locals go and be a true “Insider” as you enjoy this fascinating city.

    Average Time:
    3 hours
    $80 per person
    Minimum 2
    Maximum 25
    952-888-9000
  • Outdoor Adventure
    Above The Falls Sports
    Working the Channel

    Experience the Mississippi River and the city of Minneapolis on a unique urban kayaking adventure. Explore the river above St. Anthony Falls up to the Broadway Bridge. Learn about the history and vibrant development of the city from early explorers to present day. Investigate landmarks along the river including, Nicollet Island, Boom Island and much more. You will gain a new perspective of the city and its amazing natural setting while navigating the Mississippi river on a fun-filled adventure.

    Average Time:
    2.5 hours
    $50 per person
    $45 student
    Minimum: 4
    Maximum: 40
    Available May-October weather permitting
    612-825-8983
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