The Minneapolis / St. Paul area has some intriguing museums and attractions to enjoy when you’re looking for inspiration, or a place to lose yourself on a rainy day. One savvy way to enjoy this cornucopia of culture is to take advantage of free admission days. Some museums always offer free admission, while others offer occasional free admission days.
MINNEAPOLIS / ST PAUL MUSEUM FREE DAYS
The Walker Art Center: 1750 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Target Free admission on Thursdays 5pm-9pm. Free admission first Saturday of the month.
The Minnesota Children’s Museum: 10 West Seventh Street, St. Paul, MN 55102. Free admission on the third Sunday of every month, sponsored by Target.
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: 3675 Arboretum Dr, Chanhassen, MN 55318. Free admission on Thursdays, November through March. Free admission on third Thursdays from April through October.
Minnesota History Center: 345 W. Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55102. Free admission on Tuesdays 5pm – 8pm.
MINNEAPOLIS / ST PAUL MUSEUMS ALWAYS FREE
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Tuesdays through Sundays always free.
The Weisman Art Museum: 333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tuesdays through Sundays, always free.
The Minnesota Air National Guard Museum: 670 General Miller Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55111. Summer only, always free.
Como Zoo and Conservatory: 1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103. Open evry day, free ($3 donation requested).