Mill City Museum

704 South 2nd St.
Mpls, MN 55401


Tue 10 am-5 pm
Wed 10 am-5 pm
Thur 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-5 pm
Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
Mon Closed
Also open Mondays in July and August, 10 am-5 pm


  • $12 adults
  • $10 seniors (65+) and college students w/ID
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free for children age 4
  • Free for MNHS members
  • Veterans and active military receive free admission with ID on Veterans Day
  • Museums on Us: One free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders the first full weekend of every month. Bring your card and picture ID.




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2018 Mar 17


Water Lab

Feel the power of St. Anthony Falls.  These waters made products used around the world.  In a Water Lab lesson, students use hands-on water tables to discover how people changed the river to control and enhance its power.

Choose the age appropriate lesson.

Water Lab lessons are 40 minutes long and taught in Mill City Museum's Water Lab.

Choose one lesson:

The River that Powered Minneapolis, K-3rd grade
Students discover the power that ran early industries in Minneapolis.  Hands-on water activities show students how the Mississippi River and St. Anthony Falls influenced life in this newly developing city.

The Waterfall that Built a City, 4th-6th grade
Students become boosters for the blossoming city of Minneapolis in 1880. To do so, they must learn as much as they can about St. Anthony Falls, how the Mississippi provided resources for Minneapolis and how the river was changed to create power.