Richard Johnson, center, a volunteer at the Bakken Museum, shows students an experiment on static electricity at the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis.

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Free days at Twin Cities museums

  • June 16, 2015 - 3:38 PM

On certain days, adults can catch a break at these museums, which charge for admission but typically offer discounts to youngsters, students and seniors, and to paid members:


Bell Museum of Natural History: Free on Sundays.

Minnesota History Center: Free on Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m.

Minnesota Children’s Museum: Free on the third Sunday each month.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: Free after 4:30 p.m. on third Thursdays (and all day every Thursday during the winter). www.

Minnesota Zoo: Moms get in free during Mother’s Day weekend May 10-11.

Walker Art Center: Free on the first Saturday of the month and from 5-9 p.m. every Thursday.


Como Zoo and Conservatory

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Weisman Art Museum


International Museum Day: On May 18, admission is free at some museums that normally charge, including the Walker, while others, such as the MIA, will offer discounts.

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