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Local Exhibits

The museums and exhibits of the Twin Cities are like gems in a crown.
All of these have regular exhibits, some host traveling ones as well.



SCIENTIFIC & ZOOLOGICAL:

Bakken Library and Museum of Electricity in Life
A beautiful location and a wonderful piece of local history! All sorts of strange ancient machinery, some of it still working... and a medicinal herbal garden with a fish pond.
Location: 3537 Zenith Avenue South, Minneapolis

The Bell Museum of Natural History
Pet the roaches and try your hand at identifying animal bones. Lots of awesome antique dioramas!
Location: 10 Church Street SE, Minneapolis (on the campus)

Como Zoo and Conservatory
A crystal palace of tropical plants, particularly nice in the dead of winter. The Conservatory also houses a delightful three-toed sloth named Chloe.
Location: 1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN

The Minnesota Zoo
It's a drive, but also a world-class zoo! Welcome to the monkey house.
Location: 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN

Raptor Center
Location: 1920 Fitch Ave., St. Paul, MN

The Science Museum of Minnesota
Interactive exhibits for all ages, including the remains of the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices.
Location: 120 W. Kellogg Blvd, St Paul

HISTORICAL:

The American Swedish Institute
Worth the trip even just for the building, a true Victorian mansion.
Location: 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis

Fort Snelling
1820's military outpost with Civil War reenactment for certain holidays
Location: junction of Minnesota Highways 5 and 55, one mile east of the Twin Cities International Airport. Both light rail and buses serve the Fort Snelling area.

Gibbs Farm a museum experience of pioneer and Dakotah life
Location: open from May 1st - October 31 at 2097 West Larpenteur Avenue, Saint Paul

Hennepin History Museum
"Downtown: a photographic memoir" Runs through December 20, 2009.
Location: 2303 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, a half block from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Mill City Museum
Built within the ruins of a National Historic Landmark - the Washburn A Mill - the museum chronicles the flour milling industry that dominated world flour production for roughly a half-century and fueled the growth of Minneapolis
Location: 704 South Second Street, Minneapolis

The Minnesota History Center
You too can remix "Funkytown" with more cowbell in the exhibits, or look up pictures of your neighborhood from 1919 in the library.
Location: 345 Kellogg Blvd. West, St. Paul

Minnesota Transport Museum
Take a train, caboose, or bus ride, or simply stop in to enjoy the memories of days gone by.
Locations:

The North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting
The artifacts come from across the world, cover the period from 1908 to the present and include items from Boy Scouting, Girl Scouting and Girl Guides.
Location: 2640 E. Seventh Avenue, North St. Paul

Pavek Museum of Broadcasting
One of the world's finest collections of antique radio, television, and broadcast equipment.
Location: 3515 Raleigh Avenue. St. Louis Park


ART & CULTURE:

American Museum of Asmat Art
Sounds mysterious, doesn't it? Hint: the Asmat are a semi-nomadic people who live in the dense coastal rainforest and along the southwest coast of West Papua, Indonesia.
Location: University of St. Thomas, St. Paul

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Exhibits from ancient Asia to the Prairie School of Frank Lloyd Wright. A treasurehouse. I like to imagine that huge Dale Chilhuly sculpture of the sun in the lobby crashing and falling like the chandelier in the Phantom of the Opera...
Location: 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis

Minnesota Children's Museum
"where kids can touch, climb, splash, crawl, push, pull, and press it all."
Location: 10 7th Street West, Saint Paul

Minnesota Museum of American Art
Location: 333 East River Road, Minneapolis

The Museum of Russian Art
Russian art and artifacts from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Location: 5500 Stevens Avenue South, Minneapolis

The Walker Art Center
Spoon bridge here. Also a giant glass fish, and many other strange and wonderful things.
Location: 1750 Hennepin, Minneapolis

The Weissman Art Museum
As fantastical inside as out. Architecture by Frank Gehry. Don't miss the gift shop.
Location: 333 East River Road, Minneapolis




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Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Games and Entertainment July 18, 2012 7:04 PM Geoffrey D.
Seven County Metro August 3, 2010 10:44 AM Petey
Navigating Minneapolis May 3, 2010 3:33 PM Petey
Navigating Saint Paul May 3, 2010 3:33 PM Petey
DJs September 19, 2012 10:07 AM Petey
Helpful May 3, 2010 6:09 PM alisgray
Food and Beverage May 3, 2010 6:01 PM alisgray
Transportation May 3, 2010 5:58 PM alisgray
Artists and Designers March 11, 2016 4:08 PM Petey
Musicians and Bands May 3, 2010 6:03 PM alisgray
Coffee November 16, 2010 1:59 PM Petey
Forums January 4, 2012 10:06 AM Petey

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