Discover, explore, and experience the Minnesota Discovery Center
3/16 VISITOR CLOSURE NOTICE: We will close by 4pm or earlier due to weather conditions.
Winter Hours: (CLICK HERE FOR HOURS)
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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!
Redhead MTB Park - Park open for fat-biking and snowshoeing. As of 3/28/23 winter trails will no longer be groomed this season as we transition to summer. Stay tuned for more updates.
Rustic Pig Food Court - CLOSED FOR SEASON.
Rustic Pig Food Trolley - CLOSED FOR SEASON.
Miner's Daughter Gift Shop - OPEN. Located inside the winter entrance and open Tuesday-Saturday.
Trolley Tours - CLOSED FOR SEASON.
MDC Museum - OPEN - The Minnesota Discovery Center’s award-winning 33,000 sq. ft. museum is open Tuesday-Saturday during our regular autumn/winter hours. NEW EXHIBIT OPENING DECEMBER 8TH.
The Iron Range Research Center (IRRC) - OPEN. To contact the IRRC to make an appointment or if you have questions please call 218-254-7959 or email email@example.com. IRRC is now offering the "I'm New Here" Research Center Orientation Tour on the 2nd Satuday of every month in 2023.
19 Hole Mini-Golf Course – CLOSED FOR SEASON.
Winter Museum/Campus 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
2023 Iron Range Research Center Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday and Monday: CLOSED
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!