Find a Cool Museum Nearby
The Minneapolis metropolitan area has 55 museums in total, so you can stay busy from your first visit to your tenth (or beyond!). From electricity to Russian art, our museums will expand your horizons.
Minneapolis is just under 150 years old, but there are thousands of years of history and art between the banks of the Mississippi and the lakes on the western edge of the city. You'll find those in our numerous museums, ranging from the "most explosive museum in the world," (Mill City Museum) carved out of the ruins of what was once the world's largest flour mill to some of the top ranked art museums in the U.S. and the world, designed by the likes of Herzog & de Meuron, Frank Gehry and Michael Graves.
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The story of a mighty river, a young city and how one product - flour - fueled the growth of Minneapolis. Mill City Museum's 12,000 square feet of exhibit space is packed with fun for visitors of all ages.
An interactive museum with both permanent and changing exhibits. The Minnesota History Center hosts concerts, lectures, family days and other special event throughout the year. The building is also home to the Gale Family Library and archives, a research…Read More
At the Science Museum of Minnesota, the science that shapes our daily lives comes to life through hands-on exhibits, larger-than-life Omnitheater films, and a world-class collection of fossils and artifacts. For more information, visit www.smm.org or call (651)221-9444.
Internationally recognized as a leading arts venue, Walker Art Center presents contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions; dance, theater, and music performances; and film screenings.
Open Tuesday - Sunday 11am-5pm and open until 9pm on Thursdays.
Explore the unexpected at the Alexander Ramsey House, a Victorian-era home filled with thousands of original family items and furnishings. Through special events and programming visitors can immerse themselves in life from the 1870s. The home was built by…Read More
The American Swedish Institute is a historic museum in Minneapolis founded in 1929 that offers a variety of programs designed to celebrate Swedish heritage and contemporary Nordic arts and culture.
Minnesota's official museum of natural history since 1872. Coming in summer 2018 to the St. Paul campus, the new Bell Museum brings together science, art, and the environment with a unique Minnesota perspective. Our new home features a digital planetarium,…Read More
The Hennepin History Museum is one of the Twin Cities' most unique social history museums. We offer superb exhibits, a historic mansion setting, and archival collections of priceless scholarly value. HHM has evolved from the Hennepin County Territorial Pioneers…Read More
Established in the early 1820s, Fort Snelling was built to protect the fur trade. Today, the reconstructed fort is a National Historic Landmark where visitors can learn not only about military history from before the Civil War through World War II, but also…Read More
The House of Balls is a three-decade old artistic Institution. Allen Christian invites the public in to see the process of creating art and to have a dialogue about the currency in their lives. He uses society's detritus to create the human figure. He and his…Read More
Rugged Stone, massive scale, fine detail and ingenious mechanical systems recall the powerful presence of James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway. Guides lead tours that help you imagine family and servant life in the gilded Age Mansion, the…Read More
Home to over 80,000 works of art representing 5,000 years of world history, Mia inspires wonder, spurs creativity, and nourishes the imagination. With extraordinary exhibitions and one of the finest wide-ranging art collections in the country - Rembrandt to van…Read More
Minnesota Children's Museum is where kids ages six months to 10 years can touch, climb, splash and explore their way through seven galleries packed with extraordinary hands-on adventures.
The Minnesota Historical Society has been sharing the stories of Minnesotans for over 165 years! Join us for programs and events at 26 historic sites and museums statewide. The Twin Cities metro area historical sites and museums include the Minnesota History…Read More
Completed in 1905, the Minnesota State Capitol is used by the Minnesota Governor, Supreme Court, Senate and House of Representatives. Designed by Cass Gilbert, who was known for his classical style and pioneering skyscrapers, the Capitol features the…Read More
Pavek Museum of Broadcasting has the finest collection of antique radio, television and broadcast equipment in the world, with international recognition for its continuing efforts in preserving and documenting the history of the industry.
Step into a reconstructed fur post from the winter of 1804. Meet a French Voyageur, a British fur trade clerk and visit an Ojibwe encampment. The visitor center houses an expansive exhibit gallery with a 24-foot birch canoe, a 30-foor tall stone fireplace and a…Read More
Step onto a working 1860s farm established by Oliver H. Kelley, founder of the first successful national farming organization, the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, better known as the Grange. At the farm, the whole family can meet farm animals and participate in…Read More
Minnesota is becoming known as "Little Mogadishu," as the home of the largest Somali immigrant population in the United States. The Somali Museum of Minnesota is the your resource for learning about this fast-growing immigrant community, where you can immerse…Read More
The Museum of Russian Art is the only one of its kind in North America. Featuring three floors of galleries with exquisite architectural features and magnificent artwork, events at the museum are immersed within the galleries. Located directly off 35W and…Read More
The Weisman Art Museum offers a educational and friendly art experience, featuring early twentieth-century American artists, as well as a diverse selection of ceramics and contemporary art. Free admission every day.
Step off the skyway into a storied past with an antique stagecoach, gold, and more! Scheduled tours available. Open to the public. Free admission.