Science Museum of Minnesota

Museums & History

The Twin Cities are home to top-notch museums for all interests and ages. The Science Museum of Minnesota is a must-visit for families (they also host super fun 21+ events!). The Minnesota History Center, SeaLife Minnesota Aquarium, and the Minnesota Children’s Museum are also beloved family-friendly museums.


The Walker Art Center & Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a renowned museum of contemporary art and home to the iconic Spoon & Cherry. The Minneapolis Institute of Art has free admission! Always. You can also explore Minnesota’s Scandinavian heritage at the American-Swedish Institute (plus, their restaurant was rated ‘best lunch in Minnesota’ by the Star Tribune. Swedish meatballs anyone?) 

It’s all within easy reach of Minneapolis Northwest. 

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Hennepin History Museum

The Hennepin History Museum is one of the Twin Cities' most unique social history museums. It offers exhibitions, collections, public events and educational programs that highlight the diverse and rich history…

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Historic Eidem Farm

Historic Eidem Farm is a 19-acre living history farm that was restored to the period 1890–1910. Homesteaded more than a century ago, the Eidem family owned the farm for 82 years. Today, the farm is like a time…

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Historic Fort Snelling

Built in the early 1820s, Historic Fort Snelling is a great place to learn about military history from before the Civil War through World War II, fur trade history, slavery in Minnesota, the U.S.-Dakota War of…

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History Theatre

History Theatre entertains, educates and inspires audiences through creating, developing and producing new and existing works that explore Minnesota's history and the diverse American experience. Each year the…

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HUGE Improv Theatre

The HUGE Improv Theater is an artist-led non-profit dedicated to supporting the Twin Cities improv community through performance and education. In an effort to raise the visibility of the Twin Cities as a…

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James J. Hill House

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 through the James J. Hill House…

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Jungle Theater

The Jungle Theater produces imaginative work in an intimate setting that is deeply rooted in the LynLake neighborhood of Minneapolis. The Jungle is also passionate about supporting new generations of theater…

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Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, located in the heart of historic downtown Anoka, offers a full season of live theater, including musicals, dramas, comedies, and children's productions, as well as intimate live…

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Maple Grove Arts Center

The Maple Grove Arts Center (MGAC) provides fine art, musical and theatrical exploration and appreciation opportunities. The nonprofit arts center includes a fine arts gallery and fine arts boutique. It offers…

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Mill City Museum

Enjoy a unique concoction of raw power, dramatic views and hands-on fun throughout your adventure through the Mill City Museum. Built into the ruins of what was once the world's largest flour mill, this museum…

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Minneapolis Institute of Art

Visit the Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ world-class collection, ranging from ancient sculpture to contemporary photography. Discover the museum with the help of their trained tour guides. Free one-hour public…

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Minnesota Centennial Showboat

The Minnesota Centennial Showboat acts as the primary performance spot for the University of Minnesota Showboat Players. The Players are a unique troupe of talented performers cast exclusively with University students.

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