ATTENTION VISITORS: OUR MUSEUM, RESEARCH CENTER, AND GIFT SHOP ARE OPEN! WE ARE OPERATING AT 50% CAPACITY. MASKS REQUIRED.
Redhead Mountain Bike Park - OPEN - Redhead Mountain Bike Park, located at the Minnesota Discovery Center in beautiful Chisholm, is currently CLOSED to the public until late-Spring. Please stay tuned to the Redhead MTB Park Facebook and Instagram pages for updates regarding park opening.
The first 23+ miles of world-class public trails! EXTRA NOTE - 8 MILES OF NEW TRAILS OPENING SPRING 2021 - The Rim Trails (North & South), The Zen Trail, and Tough Mama!
Summer/Winter Admissions and Redhead MTB Park Trailhead - MDC's Summer/Winter Entrance will act as the new trailhead facility and will be open to the public during our regular summer hours.
Rustic Pig Food Court & Restaurant - The Rustic Pig Food Court is closed for the summer. Currently, we are working toward reopening The Rustic Pig Restaurant. Please stay tuned for updates.
Miner's Daughter Gift Shop - OPEN - The gift shop has moved back to its winter location at the entrance to our museum and is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-5 pm. Social distancing and masks are required.
Trolley Tours - Opening Saturday, May 29th!
MDC Museum - OPEN - The Minnesota Discovery Center’s award-winning 33,000 sq. ft. museum is open Tuesday-Saturday during our regular winter hours. Social distancing and masks are required.
The Iron Range Research Center (IRRC) - The IRRC is OPEN for in-person appointments. To contact the IRRC to make an appointment or if you have questions please call 218-254-7959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The IRRC will continue fulfilling online and remote requests per our website. Late night in the Research Center has been postponed until further notice.
19 Hole Mini-Golf Course – Opening Saturday, May 29th!
MDC Campus/Grounds - Opening Saturday, May 29th!
Welcome to the Minnesota Discovery Center! We're located in beautiful Chisholm, Minnesota, just three hours north of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul and one and a half hours north of Duluth. Open year-round, we offer lots to see and do!
UPDATED: Fall/Winter Hours
Tuesday: 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Minnesota Discovery Center
1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719
Map of our facilities
For information on area lodging and camping, contact the Iron Range Tourism Bureau at (800) 777-8497 or visit their website at www.ironrange.org
Special Needs & Accessibility
Our museum and trolley are handicap accessible. Wheelchairs and strollers are available to our guests upon request. Please call ahead or email us if you require special accommodations - and we'll be happy to help!