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Discover, explore, and experience the Minnesota Discovery Center

3/16 VISITOR CLOSURE NOTICE: We will close by 4pm or earlier due to weather conditions. 


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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 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

Sunday: CLOSED

Monday: CLOSED

2023 Iron Range Research Center Hours: 

Autumn/Winter Hours: 

Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday and Monday: CLOSED


Minnesota Discovery Center
1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN  55719

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Local Accommodations

For information on area lodging and camping, contact the Iron Range Tourism Bureau at (800) 777-8497 or visit their website at

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!