The Minnesota Air National Guard Museum was created to share historically significant aircraft and ancillary artifacts, historical documents, photographs, manuscripts and books related to aircraft. While it makes a great visit for kids who love airplanes, it is not a spontaneous, drop-in kind of outing. You'll need to plan ahead for your visit, have proper ID ready and work around security and health laws.
Visiting the Minnesota Air National Guard Museum
Due to changes in security laws and because the museum is located on an active military base, this museum is currently not open for public visits. However, private tours and birthday parties can still be scheduled. Check the website for other factors, such as health regulations that may require the museum to close at times. Learn more here. You may also want to watch for offsite events.
Aircraft on Display
The museum has over twenty military aircraft on display as well as over 6,000 artifacts and several restoration projects. Find more information about the museum's collection here.
Guided Tours of the Minnesota Air National Guard Museum
Guided tours can be scheduled with at least one week's advanced booking. Security background checks will be performed. Tours cost $5/pp and last approximately an hour and a half.
Birthday parties can be scheduled by calling or emailing 612-458-8012. Parties require the same security and background checks as tours, but require a 14-day lead time. For more birthday party ideas, check out our Ultimate Guide to Birthday Parties in the Twin Cities.
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