Museums around the Twin Cities
Bell Museum of Natural History
Hours of operation: Monday-Sunday, 10am to 5pm
2088 Larpenteur Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55113
We strive to make our facility and events accessible to everyone, and we are committed to serving all Minnesotans.
To qualify for our new Explore and Curiosity programs you must be at least 18 and enrolled in one or more of the following: TANF, MFIP, SNAP, General Assistance, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, WIC, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Benefits, Food Stamps, Section 8, or Free/Reduced Price School Meals. Present any appropriate documents related to the above programs at the Lobby Desk to qualify.
Explore Museum Admission Passes
Qualifying guests receive free museum gallery admission passes and discounted planetarium show tickets ($4 for adults/seniors; $3 for youth).
We welcome qualifying families to become museum members! Curiosity Memberships are available for purchase at our front desk for $15, and offer a year of free gallery admission and $2 planetarium tickets.
Contact us at 612-626-9660 for more information or visit the Curiosity Membership page for details.
Hennepin History Museum
22303 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
Hours of operation: Closed Mondays. Tuesday- 10am to 2pm, Wednesday- 1pm to 5pm, Thursday- 1pm to 8pm, Friday-Sunday- 1pm to 5pm
Building is not fully handicapped accessible and there are some stairs to climb. It is small and cannot accommodate large groups. Museum prefers 1 month’s notice for groups. Tours are offered at 11am on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Gibbs Farm Museum
2097 Larpenteur Ave., St. Paul, MN 55113
Open Memorial Day weekend through October on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm
They are handicapped accessible. Weekday tours must be scheduled and have two weeks advance notice.
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. , Minneapolis, MN 55401
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm to 5pm
Limited low income discount with one of the following: EBT card, Medical Assistance or Minnesota Care, Section 8 Document, WIC folder, verification of SSI or Social Security Disability, Free/ reduced school meal approval, RCA card, General Assistance verification.
Discount price is $4.00
It is not valid for group tours, paid programs, or specially priced exhibits.
There is a $4.00 discounted group rate for low income groups. Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Normal group rate is $10.00 per person.
Minnesota History Museum
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Hours: Closed Mondays, Tuesday-Saturday- 10am to 5pm, Sunday- 12pm to 5pm
Group rate is $10 per person. No senior discounts or member discounts apply. Museum is handicapped accessible.
Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55415
Hours: Monday- Friday- 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm
No group discounts. Building is handicapped accessible.
Group tours are possible with three weeks advanced notice. Tour times are Thursdays at 11am, Saturdays at 11am And 1pm, and Sundays at 2pm.
Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum
668 Transfer Road, St. Paul, MN 55114
Hours: Monday and Tuesday:10am to 3pm, Wednesday-Friday: closed, Saturday: 10am to 5pm (November to February, 6-9pm), Sunday: 12pm to 3pm
Admission: Groups are a maximum of 10 people. First two people pay full price. Everyone else pays half price. Regular admission is $10. Night Trains $15
Museum is handicapped accessible. Guided tours require advance notice.