Hours + Admission

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Winter Museum Hours Ending Monday, May 24th  

The Minnesota Discovery Center is open and operating at 50% capacity. Social distancing and masks are required. Please contact our front desk if you have any questions! We hope to see you soon!

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


Summer Museum Hours Starting Saturday, May 28th

*Due to construction schedules, we will be opening Summer Admissions/Hours on Saturday, May 28th instead of Tuesday, May 24th as previously advertised. * 

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

Monday: CLOSED


Iron Range Research Center Winter Hours Ending on Monday, May 24th (By Appointment Only) 

Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday and Monday: CLOSED


Spring Late Night in the Research Center dates:

Thursday, April 29th 10 am - 8 pm


Iron Range Research Center Summer Hours Starting on Tuesday, May 25th (By Appointment Only) 

Tuesday – Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

Sunday and Monday: CLOSED


Summer Late Night in the Research Center dates:

Thursday, May 27th: 9 am - 8 pm

Thursday, June 24th: 9 am - 8 pm

Thursday, July 29th: 9 am - 8pm

Thursday, August 26th: 9 am - 8pm



Admission & Fees

Museum admission:

Adults: $9
Seniors (62 years and older)/Military (Any Branch): $8
Students (ages 3-17): $5

Children 2 and under, with parent or adult guardian: FREE

Every Thursday: 3 pm to 8pm ~ Admission is free. 


Trolley tickets:

Trolley rides: $4 per person (plus admission), $3.50 if you are a member.

Trolley schedule



Mini-golf is $4 per round (plus admission), $3.50 if you are a member.

Become a Member!  It pays for itself in as little as two visits! 


Group Discounts:

Trolley charters: $150 per run, capacity 48 riders

Discounted admission pricing is available for organized youth groups, and for adult groups with 10 visitors or more. 

Group programs include guided museum tours, Research Center offerings, and education programming. Contact us for more information.