Minneapolis Institute of Art
It could take weeks to see everything MIA has to offer. It’s one of the best places for quiet moments and learning through art. Exhibitions are always changing and depict an assortment of history form Colonial America to 1700’s England and a vast collection of Chinese exhibits.
2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday – Friday: 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Open everyday of the year and with free public parking, this is the perfect place to take in the sights of animals and explore all the rooms in the conservatory. Spend an afternoon in July with the penguins or a rainy morning in March exploring the sunken gardens.
1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
10 am – 6 pm 7 days a week
Minnesota State Capital
Take a free guided tour through the walls that hold the governing bodies of our state. Find out facts of the architecture and seeing the chambers where decisions are made.
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 4 pm
Cathedral of St. Paul
Cruise around the other St. Paul landmark of marble and take in the saintly workings of the Catholic religion in our city.
There are guided tours Tuesday through Friday at 1pm.
239 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
Monday – Friday: 7 am – 6 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 7:30 am – 6 pm
Weisman Art Museum
A teaching museum on the University of Minnesota campus, the whole building is stainless steel and brick. Meant to educate, spend a whole afternoon exploring the exhibits. Enjoy a tour every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm.
333 E River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Weekly Free Bits:
Acme Comedy Club
Open Mic night every Monday at 8pm
708 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
The Comedy Corner Underground
Open Mic night every Friday at 10:15pm
1501 Washington Avenue S # 100, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Walker Art Center
Free admission every Thursday Night from 5 pm – 9pm
Free admission on the first Saturday of the month
Youth get free admission everyday
Art-A-Whirl takes place every year at the end of May throughout Northeast Minneapolis Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), this is an open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis and gives you a chance to tour private galleries and purchase original artwork while connecting with specific artists.
Pick up an Artist Directory and Guide through their website to get all the info about artist locations and galleries.
Friday, May 19th: 5 -10 pm
Saturday, May 20th: Noon – 8 pm
Sunday, May 21st: Noon – 5 pm
Northern Spark is an annual event that is being held along the Green Line this year that showcases artist and their work within a larger platform and takes place from dusk until dawn. Pack a dinner and breakfast and frolic around the city all night while speaking with artists and purchasing original work.
June 10th: 8:59 pm – 5:26 am
All along the Green Line