Be Part of History!
Minnesota Discovery Center aims to educate and inspire people of all ages through celebration of the past, present and the future of the Iron Range. As a community asset, Minnesota Discovery Center is responsible for preserving and enhancing the integrity of the assets we manage and telling the story of Iron Range history through exhibits, activities and trove of information in our Research Center.
Our members help us accomplish these goals!
Why Should You Be a Member?
Memberships are great for families! Be the first to know about new events, take advantage of event discounts, and enjoy unlimited general admission all year long. A year of membership offers a lifetime of learning.
Membership pays for itself in as little as two visits. For the same cost as a family night at the movies, you can enjoy culturally enriching experiences all year long.
- Personalized membership card(s)
- Free unlimited general admission all year round*
- Be the first to know of upcoming events
- Special event discounts*
- Receive a 10% discount in the Museum gift shop
- Reduced rates on trolley tickets
- Discounted mini-golf
- Discounted trolley charters for groups of up to 50 people
- All the memories you can make!
- Add on HAPP Membership for just $5
HAPP Membership Benefits
- Membership is tax-deductible
- Supports MDC Science initiatives
- Supports the Hill Annex Paleontology Project researchers and volunteers
- Membership support comes with added features throughout the year including:
- an annual membership lecture and social.
- Member-only Paleo Lab open house.
- Member-only fossil field trip to Hill Annex Mine State Park and annual fossil trip.
- Complimentary HAPP/MDC bumper sticker.
- Exclusive volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
Family Membership: $40
Family memberships include one or two named adults residing at the same household and up to eight children or grandchildren age 17 and under.
Discovery Pass: $99
Enjoy the benefits of the Family Membership with the addition of free unlimited trolley rides and mini-golf all summer long.
* Membership provides free general admission and/or discounted rates on most MDC events. Note that venue rental/non-MDC events do not qualify for free or discounted admission.
Contact us for more information.