AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF
WOODTURNERS GALLERY OF WOOD ART
226 Landmark Center, 75 W. Fifth Street,
Saint Paul, 55102 | 651-484-9094
email@example.com | galleryofwoodart.org
Hard to describe but fun to visit, this gallery
features sculptural and practical works in wood,
vintage lathes and a gift store showcasing
regional work. Hours: Tue.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.,
Sun. 12-3 p.m. and by appointment.
AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE
2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, 55407
612-871-4907 | ASImn.org
A vibrant arts and cultural center offering tours
of the 1908 Turnblad Mansion (Minneapolis’
only castle), special exhibits, family activities,
and events inspired by contemporary Nordic
culture and cultural heritage. The café,
FIKA, serves seasonal New Nordic fare
and the museum shop carries classic and
contemporary Nordic design.
THE BAKKEN MUSEUM
3527 Zenith Avenue S., Minneapolis, 55416
612-926-3878 | TheBakken.org
A one-of-a-kind museum exploring the mysteries of our electrical world, The Bakken is located in a 1930s Tudor mansion on Lake Calhoun
and features interactive exhibits about electricity and magnetism, a multi-media Frankenstein
exhibit, the Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden
and a world-renowned collection of books and
artifacts on the history and impact of electricity. Visitors discover the scientist within at
this unique museum founded in 1975 by Earl
Bakken, inventor of the first transistorized cardiac pacemaker and cofounder of Medtronic.
BELL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
University of Minnesota campus, 10 Church
Street, Minneapolis, 55455 | 612-624-7083
Dedicated to exploring the diversity of life in the
natural world, this museum opened the country’s
first hands-on natural history exhibit in 1960.
HENNEPIN HISTORY MUSEUM
2303 Third Avenue S., Minneapolis 55404
612-870-1329 | hennepinhistory.org
The Hennepin History Museum, a social history
museum, offers superb exhibits, a historic
mansion setting and archival collections of
priceless scholarly value.
MILL CITY MUSEUM
704 S. Second Street, Minneapolis, 55401
Built into the ruins of what was once the world’s
largest flour mill, Mill City Museum is located on
the historic Mississippi Riverfront. Here, visitors
of all ages learn about the intertwined histories
of the flour industry, the river and the city of
Minneapolis. Call or check online for hours.
Mill City Museum is a Minnesota Historical
MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS
2400 Third Avenue S., Minneapolis, 55404
612-870-3000 | artsmia.org
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), home
to one of the finest encyclopedic art collections
in the country, houses nearly 100,000 works
of art representing more than 5,000 years of
world history. Internationally renowned for its
extensive collection of Chinese and Japanese
art. General admission and parking is always
free. Museum hours: Sun. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Tue.,
Wed., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Thu. 10
a.m.- 9 p.m.; closed Mon.
MINNESOTA CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS
1011 Washington Avenue S., Minneapolis,
55404 | 612-215-2520 | mnbookarts.org
The MCBA preserves the traditional craft of
bookmaking, advances the book as a vital
contemporary art form and interprets books in
their aesthetic, historic and cultural contexts.
Free admission. Go online for more information.
MINNESOTA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
10 W. Seventh Street, Saint Paul, 55102
651-225-6000 | mcm.org
At Minnesota Children’s Museum, hands-on play builds lifelong learning. Each of our
galleries is uniquely designed with a child’s
busy brain in mind. Every visit is packed
with experiences guaranteed to nurture
creative thinking, fuel fun and cater to the
curious at heart.
MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER
345 W. Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, 55102
651-259-3003 Group reservations | mnhs.org
The Minnesota History Center is an exciting, inter-
active museum, home of the Minnesota Historical
Society Archives, Collections and the Gale Family
Library. The Museum features unique, hands-on
exhibits and programs including:
• Visit Then Now Wow, a Minnesota history
exhibit for kids of all ages.
• Minnesota’s Greatest Generation: the
Depression, the War, the Boom.
• Open House, trace 118 years of a Saint Paul
home through the families that lived there.
• Browse the museum shops for Minnesota-themed gifts and books.
• Dine in the acclaimed Café Minnesota.
• Special changing exhibits can be found
online. Call or check online for hours. The
Minnesota History Center is a Minnesota
Historical Society Site.
THE SCHUBERT CLUB MUSEUM
OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Landmark Center, 75 W. Fifth Street, Saint
Paul, 55102 | 651-292-3267 | schubert.org
Explore the history and evolution of the piano.
See a fascinating variety of instruments from
cultures around the world. Read original letters
of famous composers concerning their work
and world. Free admission. Open Sun. 1-5 p.m.;
Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA
120 W. Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, 55102
651-221-9444, 800-221-9444 | smm.org
Located on the banks of the Mississippi River
in downtown St. Paul, the Science Museum of
Minnesota has a 100-year history of unforgettable science fun and learning. With more than
eight acres of indoor space devoted to hands-on
exhibits and a convertible-dome Omnitheater,
there’s something for everyone to explore.
Expand your mind at any one of our learning centers,
which vary in interest and intrigue.
WALKER ART CENTER