Mill City Museum

704 South 2nd St.
Mpls, MN 55401


Mon-Sat, 10 am-5 pm
Sunday, Noon-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
  • 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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2017 Jul 27


Pre-visit Checklist

This checklist will help make sure you have everything you need to ensure your trip is a success.

Before your visit

Prepare teachers and chaperones

  • Review Mill City Museum confirmation materials received via mail. Distribute copies to all teachers coming on the field trip.
  • Recruit chaperones. We require one chaperone, 21 or older, for every 10 seventh - twelfth grade students, and one chaperone for every 5 kindergarten - sixth grade students.
  • Assign teachers and chaperones a group from the confirmation. Make sure they know their group number and schedule.
  • Give chaperones the names of students they will be responsible for. Review museum rules and chaperone responsibilities.

Prepare students

  • Divide students into the groups indicated on the confirmation.
  • For the scavenger hunt, divide students into groups of 4 or 5, and assign a chaperone.
  • Review museum rules.

Prepare for arrival

  • Designate one teacher or chaperone from each group on the confirmation to check-in with the School Programs Facilitator. They should be ready to share the total number of students and total number of adults in their group.
  • If eating lunch at the museum, gather lunches into boxes or bags - mark them with the school and teacher or chaperone name.
  • Payment
    -If paying the day of, bring cash, a check or a credit card. Be prepared to pay only for those students present the day of the field trip, along with any minimum fees per class.
    - If invoicing, please bring the name and address of a billing contact.

On Arrival

  • Unload buses at the red meters in front of the museum's S. 2nd Street entrance.
  • Meet museum staff and/or volunteers outside the S. 2nd Street entrance.
  • Bring lunches and coats into the museum (we will direct you to coatrooms).
  • Running late? Please call 612-341-7556 to alert the museum.

Chaperone Responsibilities

  • Chaperones must remain with their students at all times.
  • We ask chaperones to actively participate in activities with students and to administer a self-guided scavenger hunt.
  • Chaperones are responsible for following and enforcing museum rules.
  • Thank you for volunteering your time - we appreciate it!

Museum Rules

  • No running, pushing, throwing, or climbing
  • No food, beverage (including water), gum, or pens in the exhibit gallery
  • No screaming or yelling
  • No rough-handling of exhibits
  • Outside of pre-scheduled store time, only 5 students are allowed in the store at a time with a teacher or chaperone
  • Please do not play on the turbine pits in the Ruin Courtyard, and be careful if exiting the building through the courtyard - cars on the River Road cannot see you as you exit.
  • Ask questions! Museum staff and volunteers (in white aprons) can help answer your questions.
  • Be open-mined, and have a good time!