Twin Cities Museums & Bloomington Museums
For a fun-filled trip back in time, check out a Bloomington, MN museum or one of the many Twin Cities Museums.
Perfect for young ones, the Minnesota Children’s Museum promises a good time with its hands-on exhibits, interactive shows, dinosaur exhibit and children’s literature. This unique museum targets children up to 10 years old and features popular exhibits that will entrance any youngster!
One of the most popular Twin Cities museums is the Science Museum of Minnesota, located in St. Paul. This museum was opened in 1907 and is dedicated to educate people of all ages about the wonderful world of science. Spread across 370,000-square feet, you can explore exhibits, such as the Human Body Gallery, Experiment Gallery, Dinosaurs & Fossils Gallery and Science on a Sphere.
Before your vacation comes to an end, make sure and visit the Bell Museum of Natural History, which features dioramas that simulate forests, fields, streams and swamps. Visit the ‘Touch and See’ room where can you handle animal furs and bones or the popular Rainforest Exhibit.
American Swedish Institute2600 Park Ave Minneapolis, MN 55407 US +1-612-871-4907
EAST MINNEAPOLIS. You won't find any other museums in Minneapolis quite like the American Swedish Institute. This distinctive museum is housed in a turn-of-the-century mansion, a sight in itself with intricate stone carvings and intriguing gargoyles. Once inside the 33-room mansion, you can explore elaborate period rooms and exhibit galleries that showcase various works of art, artifacts, special exhibits, many of which come directly from Sweden, and the ongoing Swedish Life in the Twin Cities display.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts2400 3rd Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55404 US +1-612-870-3131
WHITTIER. This internationally renowned museum boasts a permanent collection of more than 80,000 items representing prehistoric to modern eras. Highlights include a 2000-year-old mummy and an exquisite collection of Chinese jade. The Institute also houses an excellent collection of Impressionist works. Period rooms feature original objects and furnishings from upper-class European homes and from America's early decades. Films, concerts, lectures, tours, and special events are offered throughout the year.
The Works9740 Grand Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55420 +1-952-888-4262
The Works museum is a hands-on learning experience for the whole family. Learn about engineering, science and technology with our exhibits and hands-on workshops. We welcome groups, so schedule your school group, day care center or youth group today.
Weisman Art Museum333 E River Rd University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 55455 US +1-612-625-9494
UNIVERSITY. This Minneapolis museum's truly unique collection is a definite must-see. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the museum building houses the University of Minnesota's extensive collection of 20th-century American art. The permanent collection includes more than 17,000 works and spans a diverse variety of styles and genres, including American modernism, Mimbres pottery, Korean furniture and ceramics. Featured artists include Roy Lichtenstein, Georgia O'Keeffe and Marcel Duchamp. Special exhibits are scheduled throughout the year.