ATTENTION VISITORS: OUR MUSEUM, TROLLEY, MINI GOLF, OUTDOOR EXHIBITS, RESEARCH CENTER, AND GIFT SHOP ARE OPEN!
*MDC IS FOLLOWING CDC AND STATE GUIDELINES AS THEY RELATE TO THE PANDEMIC.
Redhead Mountain Bike Park - OPEN - Redhead Mountain Bike Park, located at the Minnesota Discovery Center in beautiful Chisholm, is currently OPEN to the public. There are about 20+ miles of trails currently open. The Rim Trail remains temporarily closed. Redhead Grand Opening scheduled for Saturday, June 26th at the Minnesota Discovery Center (40+ vendors, short documentary release in MDC theater, free museum access, food beer garden, giveaways, tours, ticketed concert at 7pm in MDC amphitheater). Please stay tuned to the Redhead MTB Park Facebook and Instagram pages for updates regarding trail conditions and announcements.
Summer/Winter Admissions and Redhead MTB Park Trailhead - MDC's Summer 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 - OPEN, The Rustic Pig Indoor Restaurant is open every Friday from 11am-8pm offering a featured entree every Friday as well as a full food and beverage menu. Check out our full menus here: MENUS. The Rustic Pig Food Court is opening for Thursday food service from 11am-7pm with the popular Bands, Brews, and BBQ every Thursday evening from 4pm-7pm (band 5-7pm) starting June 3rd. See events page for full menu and schedule.
Miner's Daughter Gift Shop - OPEN - The gift shop has moved back to its winter location at the entrance to our museum and is openduring our summer hours (see below). The Miner's Daughter Gift Shop is lcoated inside the Summer Entrance at MDC.
Trolley Tours - OPEN Check out the full schedule: 2021 Trolley Schedule.
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) - 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 once a month!
19 Hole Mini-Golf Course – OPEN Check out costs here: Mini Golf Costs.
MDC Campus/Grounds - OPEN! Come spread out and enjoy the Minnesota Discovery Center's gorgeous 660-acre historic campus featuring walking paths, outdoor exhibits, iconic trolley, mini-golf, water features and fountain, and much more!
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!
2021 Museum Summer Hours:
Tuesday: 9 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 9 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 8 pm
Friday: 9 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 9 am - 6 pm
2021 Research Center Summer Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 9 am - 6 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!