Minnesota Discovery Center

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  • 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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  1. Artisan Market: Crafts to Crops

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

    Home decor, candles, knitted items, kitchen towels, photography, and much, much more!
    Looking for a unique gift for Christmas, a birthday, a wedding, or just something fun for yourself? Why not help support local artisans at Artisan Market: Crafts to Crops on Saturday, November 18th from 10-4!

    We will be having free admission that day with a non-perishable food item(s) or a $5.00 cash donation. All food proceeds for entry will be going to the Chisholm Food Shelf and all cash donations will be applied to our Education Fund at the MN Discovery Center.

    We have a variety of local artisans that will be at our show!

    Stop on by to see what you can find!

  2. Genealogy Genie

    Genealogy Genie

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

    Genealogy Genie
    Thursday, October 26th at 6:00pm
    The Iron Range Research Center (IRRC) has been collecting historical photographic collections for nearly 40 years! The IRRC staff will provide an overview of these collections and also explore these topics:

    Examples of different types of collections
    Prints vs. digital copies
    Ordering reproductions
    Permission to use and/or publish

    We will also touch on other non-IRRC resources:

    Minnesota Digital Library’s “Minnesota Reflections” web portal
    Minnesota Historical Society’s “Collections Online” search page
    Digital Public Library of America’s search page

    FREE to the public and will last about an hour.

  3. Let's Make Lefse

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

    What is lefse?

    Lefse is a soft, Norwegian flatbread made from potatoes and flour, mixed with cream. Traditional lefse is made with leftover potatoes and flour. Some current variations of lefse is made out of flour, and milk or cream (or sometimes lard), and cooked on a griddle.

    Starting at 6:00pm, our very own Mara Brownlee will be demonstrating how to make this Norwegian delicacy. This will be a hands on demonstration where everyone will get to experience the preparation at the three different stations:

    Measuring the Dough
    Rolling out the Dough
    Cooking the Dough
    Since the recipe requires the dough to rest overnight, we will not be preparing the dough in house. Mara will have the dough premade. As a participant, you will get the recipe so you can make your own dough at home.

    How can I sign up?

    Pre-paid reservations are required. Please call 218-254-7959 to sign up today! Maximum of 12 people.

    Please bring an apron! We will be playing with a lot of flour and things are sure to get white.

  4. Sunday Brunch

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

    Every Sunday in November from 10am - 2pm

    Starting in November, every Sunday we will offer a Sunday Brunch Buffet! Enjoy some breakfast favorites prepared by our Executive Chef, Mitch Kerfeld!

    Prices include coffee, water and orange juice:
    $16.95 per Adult
    $7.95 per Kid 4-12
    3 and under eat free with paid adult

    Reservations are recommended. Call us at 218-254-7959 today!

  5. Thanksgiving Dinner

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

    Join us for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings prepared by our Executive Chef, Mitch Kerfeld. We will have a cash bar available.

    Fee: $16.95 per Adult, $7.25 per kid ages 4-12, kids 3 and under eat free with paid adult (price does not include tax).

    Pre-paid reservations required by November 10th. Please call 218-254-7959 to reserve your spot!

    Go to our website to see the full menu!

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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