We have one of the largest collections of genealogical and local history research materials in the Upper Midwest!
ATTENTION VISITORS: After carefully considering the current situation and directives put forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Governor Tim Walz's Office, we have temporarily closed the Minnesota Discovery Center until May 1st. As a result, all April events, venue rentals, and site visits have been canceled. We are dedicated to doing our part to help lessen the impact of COVID-19 on our communities and we are committed to the health and well-being of our staff and visitors. Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Step right up and see the odd and unexpected! See objects and images from the most obscure corners of our archives!
The Rustic Pig
The Rustic Pig Restaurant
The Rustic Pig Restaurant is posstponing the reopening to a later date that is still to be determined.
This change will not affect MDC food service for venue rental and events.
Iron Range Veterans
Minnesota Discovery Center preserves the history of the Iron Range with a searchable online database of local veterans, assisting Press-Lloyd American Legion Post #247 in Chisholm, Minnesota.
Support the celebration and preservation of the history and culture of the Iron Range region. The generous support of our members, donors, volunteers and sponsors makes that history come alive!
Minnesota Discovery Center is the largest museum complex in the state outside the Twin Cities.
It's the one place to learn everything about the Land, the Mines, the People and the Work of the Iron Range.