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The Minnesota Museum of American Art
350 Robert Street North, St Paul, MN 55101
651.797.2571
Admission: $0.00
Admission is FREE.
Check the museum’s website for special events and closures.
Hours of Operation:
Mon. Closed
Tue. Closed
Wed. Closed
Thu. 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Fri. 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Sun. 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Closed for Summer Break from May 27–July 10, 2024.

The Minnesota Museum of American Art (“The M”) is sometimes overlooked among the amazing art museums in the Twin Cities. However, it offers plenty of family-friendly opportunities, including exhibits geared toward kids and family, Family Days and art activities for kids. And BONUS! Admission is free, so families can tailor their visits to their kids attention span and interest without worrying about “getting their money’s worth”.

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About the Minnesota Museum of American Art

The M was founded as the St. Paul School of Fine Arts in 1894, and formally incorporated in 1927, when it began collecting works of art for instructional purposes. From the 1950s on, under the name Saint Paul Art Center, it pursued an avid program of exhibitions—including biennials of drawings, craft, and contemporary art—and assembled an esteemed collection of paintings, work on paper, sculpture, and craft. After closing for rebuilding, The M re-opened in December of 2018 in its expanded new space.

The Minnesota Museum of American Art
The Minnesota Museum of American Art (The M)

Family Fun at The M

Look for family-friendly activities and special days throughout the year or visit on your own schedule, Thursday through Sunday during the school year. If college is out of session, check the museum’s website before visiting. They sometimes close for school breaks.

  1. Artist-led summer youth workshops
  2. Regularly scheduled Family Days with interactive experiences for kids of all ages.
  3. Free Flash Talks | Free and open to the public • Ten to fifteen minute chats about the offerings at the M. Nice for when you want to keep your museum visits short and sweet for your little ones but still want some grown up interaction.
  4. Free Curator Tours on select dates. Look for these free tours on our calendar.

In the meantime, follow the link below the first paragraph to find Family Art Activities you can do at home.


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