American Swedish Institute

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  • $10 adults, $7 ages 62+, $5 ages 6-18. Free for children under six and ASI members. Free parking.


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  • Museum open 12pm-5pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays; 12pm-8pm Wednesdays; 10am-5pm Saturdays. FIKA open 8:30am-5pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 8:30am-8pm Wednesdays, 11am-5pm Sundays; Closed Mondays

Green Practices

  • Desc of Green Practices in Place: Minnesota's first LEED Gold Certified Museum! Features include 2 green roofs, 2 bee hives and 96 geothermal wells.
  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Water Conservation/Wastewater Mgmt Plan
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices
  • Organic or Local Food & Beverage Choices

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more
  • Scandinavian Heritage

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  1. Cocktails at the Castle

    Cocktails at the Castle

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    The American Swedish Institute’s signature museum party is back! Cocktails at the Castle will take over the Turnblad Mansion and outdoor courtyard on Friday, June 1, with a night full of quirky surprises. Inspired by “The Fantastical Worlds of Kim Simonsson” exhibition, it will be an enchanted evening that encourages various types of creative exploration. There will be live music and DJ-curated dance tunes, pop-up performances, hands-on activities, moss experts and FIKA’s crafted cocktails and festival bites. It’s the “museum party done right!”

    Tickets are $17 for ASI members and $20 for the general public. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, May 4, and may be purchased through This is a 21+ event.

  2. Gudrun Sjödén – A Colorful Universe

    Gudrun Sjödén – A Colorful Universe

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    This American Swedish Institute’s collaboration with renowned Swedish textile designer and entrepreneur Gudrun Sjödén examines her career and her boldly feminine collections inspired by Swedish folk motifs. As part of Gudrun Sjödén Design, her colorful, eco-conscious design processes and philosophies have earned her a worldwide network of fans. This visually striking exhibition shares her original watercolors and archival constructed catalogs, inspiring a forum for inspiration, knowledge and positive thinking.

    The First Look Opening will take place on Thursday, July 26.

  3. Jul Exhibit Opens + Family Day

    Jul Exhibit Opens + Family Day

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    ASI kicks off the 2018 holiday season on November 10. Explore Nordic traditions throughout the decorated Holiday Rooms in the Turnblad Mansion, and enjoy performances and family activities.

  4. Julbord - A Swedish Christmas Feast

    Julbord - A Swedish Christmas Feast

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    ASI's Scandinavian Julbord, or Christmas smorgasbord, is one of our favorite traditions and a great way to celebrate the holiday with friends and family.

  5. Julgladje


    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    Songs, stories, games and smiles are the hallmarks of Julgladje, a word translated from Swedish as “Christmas joy.” Bring the entire family to join in the fun and create memories at this unique, annual holiday event at the American Swedish Institute.

  6. Julmarknad – ASI’s Christmas Market

    Julmarknad – ASI’s Christmas Market

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    Julmarknad is more than a craft market – it’s ASI's annual holiday festival for the whole family. The weekend features live music performances, unique handcrafted items made by talented local and regional artists, family make n' take crafts, the beautiful Turnblad Mansion complete with holiday-themed exhibits, and festival food from FIKA.

  7. Lutfisk Dinner

    Lutfisk Dinner

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    Named to the “Ultimate Minnesota Bucket List” by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, ASI’s Lutfisk Dinner is a culinary experience. Under the hands of skilled FIKA chefs (and, some would say, with enough sauce), lutfisk fans are in for a treat. Whether you love or hate this preserved cod dish brought over by Scandinavian immigrants, there are plenty of other side dishes, like Swedish meatballs, served to round out the meal.

  8. Midsommar Celebration 2018

    Midsommar Celebration 2018

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    Join us at the American Swedish Institute to celebrate one of Sweden's most joyous and traditional festivals – no Nordic heritage needed!

    Summer is short in both Minnesota and the Nordic regions, making Midsommar one of the most festive days of the year – a time to get outside and and enjoy the high-point of the season. Whether you’re a festival regular, or just curious what the holiday is all about, there is something for everyone at ASI's popular event. Be sure to make a midsommarkrans (flower head wreath) and prepare to dance and sing around the midsommarstang (midsummer pole).

    Please note: No discounts or special museum passes are accepted during festivals. FIKA and the Museum are only open during "Festival Hours" on this day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  9. The Fantastical Worlds of Kim Simonsson

    The Fantastical Worlds of Kim Simonsson

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    Ceramic sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts strange yet sensitive creations in ceramics, mostly of children and animals, and often in conversation with each other. This exhibition features more than 40 selections of Simonsson’s work on display in ASI’s contemporary Osher Gallery and throughout the historic Turnblad Mansion.

    The First Look Opening will take place on Friday, April 13.

  10. Ulla the Baker – an Installation in ASI’s Youth & Family Gallery

    Ulla the Baker – an Installation in ASI’s Youth & Family Gallery

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    ASI’s Youth & Family Gallery on the 3rd floor of the Turnblad Mansion has become an imaginative environment inspired by Ulla the Baker, a children's book in Swedish and English by Swedish author and woodworker Anders Suneson. Children and their grown-ups can immerse themselves in Ulla’s world and experience her play bakery. The book (on sale at the ASI Museum Store) and exhibition are an experiment in words encouraging discovery of creativity and art.

    On view now through October 7, 2018.

  11. Winter Solstice Celebration

    Winter Solstice Celebration

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    Mark the Winter Solstice at American Swedish Institute! This is the special moment, especially in Nordic countries with long winters, when the earth's tilt brings the shortest day and longest night of the year. Dress to enjoy the ASI's magical winter courtyard, catch a variety of musical performances, make crafts, tour the Mansion’s decorated holiday rooms, find gifts in the Jul Shop and Museum Store, and enjoy festival food and beverages from FIKA.

Meetings & Conferences

  • Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
  • Meetings Website
  • Meeting/Convention Facilities (maximum capacity): 1000
  • Banquet Facilities (maximum capacity): 250
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 11
  • Exhibit Space (sq ft): 35000
  • On-site Catering Required

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