Photo by Caitlin Abrams
Spoon and Cherry in Walker Sculpture Garden
A few institutions are throwing open their doors on the Smithsonian’s national Free Museum Day on September 27. And lots of others have free days year-round.
SCIENCE & DISCOVERY
Bakken Museum. Free on Sept. 13, when “Harvest Time Food Science” is the theme.
Minnesota Children’s Museum. Free third Sundays.
ART & CULTURE
American Swedish Institute. Free on Free Museum Day, Sept. 27.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Always free.
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Always free.
Walker Art Center. Free 5–9 pm Thursdays, and first Saturday of each month, plus free gallery admission within one week of paid performance or screening.
Weisman Art Museum. Always free.
Ard Godfrey House. Free Saturdays and Sundays.
The Landing at Three Rivers (formerly Murphy’s Landing). There’s a charge for tours, but admission is always free.
Minnesota History Center. Free 5-8 pm Tuesdays and on Free Museum Day, Sept. 27.
ANIMALS & NATURE
Bell Museum of Natural History. Free Sundays.
Como Zoo. Always free.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Free on Free Museum Day, Sept. 27.
Minnesota Zoo. Children 12 and under free on Free Museum Day, Sept. 27, with paid adult admission.