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


Recipe for a Mill City

Recipe for a Mill City is a curriculum kit geared for third graders who will be visiting Mill City Museum. The activities can easily be used by younger and older grades. We hope you and your students enjoy the pre and post visit activities this curriculum kit has to offer. The Recipe for a Mill City curriculum focuses on the following qualities:

  • Multi-disciplinary approach: The curriculum supports the student's mastery of basic skills and provides content and activities in language arts, science, and social studies;
  • Multi-cultural approach: The curriculum is relevant to diverse student populations with instruction that reflects their interests and points of view;
  • Integration of classroom curriculum: The curriculum enhances and supports the regular classroom course of study and is aligned to district grade level expectations. This curriculum kit is not intended to be a complete overview of Minneapolis history or the milling industry in Minnesota. Instead, it focuses on three interconnected themes: People, Power and Flour.

A menu of all the pre and post activities is listed in each Teacher Guide. Prerequisites are listed in each lesson plan. You may pick and choose which activities work the best for you and your students.

The curriculum is available in three content areas: People, Power and Flour. Each area has a Teacher Guide, Student Activity Book, and Teacher Answer Book. The same Image Book is used by all three content areas.

Note: These are large PDF files and will be difficult to download with a slow internet connection. Please call 612-341-7556 if you are having problems downloading the curriculum.

You will need the free software Adobe Acrobat 7.0 or later to download the curriculum.