ATTENTION VISITORS: OUR MUSEUM, TROLLEY, MINI GOLF, OUTDOOR EXHIBITS, RESEARCH CENTER, AND GIFT SHOP ARE OPEN!
COVID-19: The Minnesota Discovery Center continues to follow the recommendations of the CDC and State of Minnesota as it relates to COVID-19. Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged. We are committed to help lessen the impact of COVID-19 on our staff and community and we want to thank you for helping us!
*MDC IS FOLLOWING CDC AND STATE GUIDELINES AS THEY RELATE TO THE PANDEMIC.
*FALL/WINTER HOURS START ON SEPTEMBER 7TH. (CLICK HERE FOR HOURS)
Redhead Mountain Bike Park - OPEN - SUPPORT OUR GO REDHEAD CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN AT www.GoRedhead.com. Redhead Mountain Bike Park, located at the Minnesota Discovery Center in beautiful Chisholm, MN, is OPEN to the public 7-days a week free of charge from dawn to dusk. There are 25-miles of trails currently open. Allowable uses include biking, hiking, trail running, e-bikes, dogs on leash (6ft or less must be cleaned up after).
Summer Entrance/Redhead MTB Park Trailhead Facilities - MDC's Summer Entrance will act as the new trailhead facility and will be open to the public during our regular summer hours (Tuesday-Saturday). We move to the winter entrance November 2nd.
Rustic Pig Food Court - CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.
Rustic Pig Food Truck - CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.
Miner's Daughter Gift Shop - OPEN Tuesday-Saturday (see Autumn/Winter hours below). The Miner's Daughter Gift Shop is lcoated inside the summer entrance at MDC as well as the new 30 West Bike Shop. The gift shop will move to the winter entrance on November 2nd.
Trolley Tours - OPEN Check out the full schedule: 2021 Trolley Schedule.
MDC Museum - OPEN - The Minnesota Discovery Center’s award-winning 33,000 sq. ft. museum is open Tuesday-Saturday during our regular winter hours. Social distancing and masks are required.
The Iron Range Research Center (IRRC) - OPEN for in-person appointments. To contact the IRRC to make an appointment or if you have questions please call 218-254-7959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The IRRC will continue fulfilling online and remote requests per our website. Late Night in the Research Center once a month!
19 Hole Mini-Golf Course – OPEN Check out costs here: Mini Golf Costs.
MDC Campus/Grounds - OPEN! Come spread out and enjoy the Minnesota Discovery Center's gorgeous 660-acre historic campus featuring walking paths, outdoor exhibits, iconic trolley, mini-golf, water features and fountain, and much more!
Welcome to the Minnesota Discovery Center! We're located in beautiful Chisholm, Minnesota, just three hours north of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul and one and a half hours north of Duluth. Open year-round, we offer lots to see and do!
2021 Museum Autumn/Winter Hours:
Tuesday: 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
2021 Research Center Autumn/Winter Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday and Monday: CLOSED
Minnesota Discovery Center
1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719
Map of our facilities
For information on area lodging and camping, contact the Iron Range Tourism Bureau at (800) 777-8497 or visit their website at www.ironrange.org
Special Needs & Accessibility
Our museum and trolley are handicap accessible. Wheelchairs and strollers are available to our guests upon request. Please call ahead or email us if you require special accommodations - and we'll be happy to help!