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Take Part in Free Museum Day


Minnesota History Center

Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society

Smithsonian museums offer free admission everyday, but there’s one day a year in which other select museums across the country also open their doors at no cost: Museum Day Live. That day is this Saturday, Sept. 27, on which you can get two free tickets to participating museums. All you have to do is head here, register for a free account, select which museum you’d like to visit, and download your tickets or show them the day of on your phone. Pretty simple. Here’s who’s taking part in Minnesota:

Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum
205 Third Ave. W., Alexandria
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Carlton County Historical Society
406 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet
Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Scott County Historical Society – Stans Museum
235 Fuller St. S., Shakopee
Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

North West Company Fur Post
12552 Voyageur Ln., Pine City
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site
1620 Lindbergh Dr. S., Little Falls
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
*Always free daily

Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia
Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oliver H. Kelley Farm
15788 Kelley Farm Rd., Elk River
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave. S., Bloomington
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska
Hours: Visitor Center and buildings 8 a.m.-6 p.m., grounds open until 8 p.m. or sunset

Goldstein Museum of Design
241 McNeal Hall, St. Paul
Hours: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
*Always free daily

Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakota Life
2097 Larpenteur Ave. W., St. Paul
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Stearns History Museum
235 33rd St. S., St. Cloud
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Otter Tail County Historical Society
1110 Lincoln Ave. W., Fergus Falls
Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
202 First Ave. N., Moorhead
Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Hillstrom Museum of Art
Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W. College Ave., Saint Peter
Hours: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
*Always free daily

Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Dr., Winona
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley
Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
*Free child admission with any paid adult

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
*Always free daily

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Dr., St. Paul
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
*Always free daily, donations suggested

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
725 Vineland Pl., Minneapolis
Hours: 6 a.m.-midnight
*Always free daily

Weisman Art Museum
333 E. River Rd., Minneapolis
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
*Always free daily

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