ATTENTION VISITORS: We are using the Summer Entrance located in parking lot 1.
Summer Hours: (CLICK HERE FOR HOURS)
COVID-19: The Minnesota Discovery Center continues to follow the recommendations of the CDC and State of Minnesota as it relates to COVID-19. At this time, masks and social distancing are still strongly encouraged. We are committed to help lessen the impact of COVID-19 on our staff and community and we want to thank you for helping us.
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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 - All trails in the park are open.
Rustic Pig Food Court - Bands, Brews, & BBQ every Thursday 4pm-8pm June-August in the Rustic Pig Food Court. Additional hours for the Rustic Pig Food Court coming soon.
Rustic Pig Food Trolley - Opening soon! Located infront of the Summer Admissions.
Miner's Daughter Gift Shop - OPEN. Lcoated in Summer Admissions. Tuesday-Sunday (see summer hours below). 30 West Bike Shop also inside Summer Admissions.
Trolley Tours - OPEN. Take a ride on Minnesota's favorite historic trolley - 2022 Trolley Schedule.
MDC Museum - OPEN - The Minnesota Discovery Center’s award-winning 33,000 sq. ft. museum is open Tuesday-Sunday during our regular winter hours. Social distancing and masks are required.
The Iron Range Research Center (IRRC) - 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 email@example.com. The IRRC will continue fulfilling online and remote requests per our website. Late Night in the Research Center once a month!
19 Hole Mini-Golf Course – NOW OPEN. Mini Golf Costs.
Outdoor Exhibits - NOW OPEN. Come spread out and enjoy the Minnesota Discovery Center's gorgeous 660-acre historic campus featuring walking paths lined with outdoor exhibits the whole family can enjoy!
Summer Museum/Campus Hours: (Now in effect)
*MDC Campus, Trolley, Mini-Golf NOW OPEN!
Tuesday: 9 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 9 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 9 pm
Friday: 9 am - 9 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 9 am - 6 pm
2022 Iron Range Research Center Hours:
Summer Hours: (Now in effect)
Tuesday – Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday and Monday: CLOSED
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!