Minnesota Discovery Center

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Rates

  • General: adults $9.00, seniors/military $8.00; students 3-17 $5, children 2 & under free. Trolley is $4.00 per person; mini-golf is $4.00 per person. Admission is free Thursday from 5 p.m. to close.

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  • Located in Chisholm on Hwy 169.

Other Date Information

  • Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Sunday & Monday in Winter (Sept 8th - May 27th). Open Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. during the Summer (May 28th - Sept 4th)

Green Practices

  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling

Attraction Attributes

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

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Events

  1. Dragons and Damsels!

    1005 Discovery Dr.
    Chisholm, MN 55719
    Call: (218) 254-7959
    Toll Free: (800) 372-6437

    Join us as we hunt for dragonflies and damselflies on the grounds of Minnesota Discovery Center! Learn about these fascinating insects. Nets are provided. Minnesota Discovery Center is the Museum of the Iron Range, celebrating the land, the people, the mines and the work of the region through exhibits, events, and activities for all ages. EVERY OTHER Thursday.

  2. Enough! The 1916 Mesabi Range Strike Exhibit

    1005 Discovery Dr.
    Chisholm, MN 55719
    Call: (218) 254-7959

    During the summer of 1916, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) coordinated a strike of iron ore miners on the Mesabi Iron Range. The strikers fought for higher wages, an eight-hour workday, and workplace reform. Although the strike failed, it was one of the largest labor conflicts in Minnesota history.*

    View images from this historic event, and learn more about why and how the strike occurred in this Minnesota Discovery Center exhibit that has been in the works for more than a year.

    Join the reception on November 10th from 6-8 pm with a special guest speaker, and visit the exhibit during normal museum hours. throughout the year.

    Minnesota Discovery Center is the Museum of the Iron Range, exploring the land, the people, the work and the mines of the area through exhibits, events and special activities.

  3. Family Discovery Day: Let's Grow

    Family Discovery Day: Let's Grow

    1005 Discovery Dr.
    Chisholm, MN 55719
    Call: (218) 254-7959
    Toll Free: (800) 372-6437

    Celebrate summer with us! Come learn about how plants live and what they need to grow. Find out what is happening underground before a seedling pokes its leaves above the surface. Plant a seed in a cup to take home, examine different types of soil with a microscope, and make a tissue paper flower to brighten up someone's day. See some photos of historic gardens on the Iron Range and learn why they were so important.

  4. Iron Man Car Show

    1005 Discovery Dr.
    Chisholm, MN 55719
    Call: (218) 254-7959
    Toll Free: (800) 372-6437

    Classic cars and trucks of all classes line the paths of Heritage Park at Minnesota Discovery Center. Enjoy 50s and 60s music, plus food, drink and museum exhibits.

  5. Museum Concert Series

    1005 Discovery Dr.
    Chisholm, MN 55719
    Call: (218) 254-7959
    Toll Free: (800) 372-6437

    Join us for concerts at 6pm on Thursday evenings this summer with these other touring bands:

    July 6th – Reina del Cid

    August 24th – The Cactus Blossoms

    September 21st – Ben Kyle

    More information to follow



    Tickets at the door: $9 adults, $5 youth

    This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

  6. Northshore Philharmonic Orchestra Presents

    1005 Discovery Dr.
    Chisholm, MN 55719
    Call: (218) 254-7959
    Toll Free: (800) 372-6437

    Join us for this free concert at Minnesota Discovery Center, as members of your communities come together in music. the Northshore Philharmonic Orchestra is a summer orchestra made of all ages, including adult amateur and professional musicians, members of college and high school music programs, and performers who are also members of the Mesabi Symphony and Duluth-Superior Symphony orchestras.

Meetings & Conferences

  • Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
  • Meeting/Convention Facilities (maximum capacity): 3,000
  • Banquet Facilities (maximum capacity): 200
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 7
  • Largest Meeting Room (sq ft): 5,000
  • Exhibit Space (sq ft): 20,000
  • Catering Available
  • On-site Catering Required
  • Commercial Air Service Nearby

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