Mill City Museum

704 South 2nd St.
Mpls, MN 55401




$11 adults
$9 seniors (65+)
$9 college students (valid ID)
$6 children ages 6-17

Free for MHS members and children age 5 and under.


Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays
(open Mondays in July & August)
Closed Easter Sunday, April 20th

2014 Apr 17

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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 People, Power, Flour, and Place).
  • 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. 


Choose one guided lesson from one of four themes: People, Flour, Power OR Place.  Click on each theme to explore lesson options.

  • People: Students interact with History Players, costumed characters who bring Minnesota's rich history to life.  
  • Flour: High quality flour produced by the Washburn Crosby Mills influenced how the world ate.  As students bake, they explore different aspects of flour.
  • Power: Feel the power of St. Anthony Falls.  These waters made products used around the world.  In a Water Lab lesson, students use hands-on water tables to discover how people changed the river to control and enhance its power.
  • Place: The Washburn A Mill was the largest flour mill in the world when it opened and the center of a vast industrial milling complex.  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.


Free Guided Tours of "A Choice of Weapons" exhibit

-Student-lead docent tours are available on select dates for the "A Choice of Weapons: A Living Legacy" exhibit in Mill Commons, the museum's main lobby.  Visit exhibit page for more details.