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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
3537 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
BELL MUSEUM OF
University of Minnesota campus, 10 Church Street,
612-626-9660 | bellmuseum.org
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. Geared towards all ages, this
museum inspires curiosity, delight and informed stewardship
of the natural world through programs and exhibits.
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
612-341-7555 | millcitymuseum.org
Built into the ruins of what was once the world’s largest
flourmill, 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 Society site.
MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS
2400 Third Avenue S., Minneapolis, 55404
612-870-3000 | artsmia.org
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 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.
FOR BOOK ARTS
1011 Washington Avenue S., Minneapolis, 55404
612-215-2520 | mnbookarts.org
The Minnesota Center for Book Arts 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.
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
651-259-3000 | 888-727-8386
651-259-3003 (group reservations)
The Minnesota History Center is an exciting, interactive
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,
• Open House, trace 118 years of a Saint Paul home through
the families that lived there.
• Browse the museum shops for Minnesota-themed gifts
• 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
THE MUSEUM OF RUSSIAN ART
5500 Stevens Avenue S., Minneapolis, 55419
612-821-9045 | tmora.org
The Museum of Russian Art is the only museum in North
America dedicated to the preservation and presentation of
Russian art and artifacts. The museum features a dynamic
rotation of exhibitions, providing a gateway to understanding
Russia’s history, heritage and art through the masterworks of
its greatest artists.