Mill City Museum

704 South 2nd St.
Mpls, MN 55401


Tues-Sat, 10 am-5 pm
Sunday, Noon-5 pm
Also open Mondays in July and August
Holiday Hours:
Thursday, November 24th (Thanksgiving) - CLOSED
Friday, November 25th - (Day after Thanksgiving)- OPEN 10am-5pm
Saturday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) - CLOSED
Sunday, December 25th (Christmas Day) - CLOSED
Saturday, December 31st (New Year's Eve) - OPEN 10am-5pm
Sunday, January 1st (New Year's Day) - CLOSED


  • $12 adults
  • $10 seniors (65+) and college students w/ID
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members
  • Museums on Us: One free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders the first full weekend of every month. Bring your card and picture ID.




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2016 Oct 25


School Groups

K-12th Grade School Field Trips

Available from October 1st to June 15th.   

Our engaging field trips last 3 to 3.5 hours and include:
  • One Guided Lesson (see options below under History Players, Baking Lab, Water Lab, or Mills&Machines).
  • Self-guided time in the exhibit gallery (age appropriate scavenger hunts are provided)
  • Flour Tower multimedia show & 9th floor Observation Deck.
  • "Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat" movie.
  • Lunch time (optional).

See a sample itinerary or click here to schedule a visit.  

Cost is $6 per student
- Teachers/School staff are free.
- 1 free parent chaperone for every 5 students.  Additional chaperones are $6 each. 


Guided Lessons

Choose one guided lesson from one of four themes: History Players, Baking Lab, Water Lab OR Mills & Machines.  

Click on each theme to explore lesson options;

  • History Players: Students interact with costumed characters who bring Minnesota's rich history to life.  
  • Baking Lab: As students bake, they explore different aspects of history and flour.
  • Water Lab: Students use hands-on water tables to discover how people changed the Mississippi River to control and enhance its power.
  • Mills & Machines: Students learn about the workers and machines that transformed Minneapolis into a milling powerhouse.

School Programs are available from October 1st to June 15th and are available for school field trip groups only.  For before/after school groups, scout groups, YMCA groups, etc. please visit our Youth Group page.