Hennepin County MN Museum

Find Hennepin County, Minnesota museums, such as art museums and galleries, childrens museums, natural history museums, science centers and discovery museums. Museums provide exhibits related to modern and fine arts, history, science and nature, dinosaurs, engineering and more.

American Wings Air Museum 2141 Rhode Island Avenue North Golden Valley MN 55427 763-786-4146

Bell Museum of Natural History 10 Church Street Southeast Minneapolis MN 55455 612-624-7083

Deaton Museum Services 4709 Upper Terrace Minneapolis MN 55435 612-531-3428

Fire Fighters Memorial Museum 664 22nd Avenue Northeast Minneapolis MN 55418 612-623-3817

HCMC History Museum 701 Park Avenue Minneapolis MN 55415 701-727-5283

Hennepin History Museum 2303 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55404 612-870-1329

John H Stevens House Museum 4901 Minnehaha Avenue Minneapolis MN 55417 612-722-2220

Midwest Music Museum 60 East Broadway Bloomington MN 55425 952-854-1352

Mill City Museum 704 South 2nd Street Minneapolis MN 55401 612-341-7555

Minnesota African American Museum 1700 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55404 612-872-8119

Minnesota Air Guard Museum 631 Minuteman Drive St. Paul MN 55111 612-713-2523

Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center 11411 Masonic Home Drive Bloomington MN 55437 952-948-6502

Minnesota Museum of American Pattern Glass 15 1st Street South Minneapolis MN 55401 612-333-3757

Minnesota Streetcar Museum 4291 Queen Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55410 952-925-3543

Minnesota Transportation Museum 2330 East 42nd Street Minneapolis MN 55406 952-925-3716

Minnesota Transportation Museum Excelsior Streetcar 328 Lake Street Excelsior MN 55331 952-474-2115

Mn Streetcar Museum 501 Minnesota 7 Excelsior MN 55331 952-474-3803

Museum Louvre It Or Leave It 608 2nd Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55402 612-337-1041

Original Baseball Hall of Fame 910 South 3rd Street Minneapolis MN 55415 612-375-9707

Pavek Museum of Broadcasting 3515 Raleigh Avenue Minneapolis MN 55416 952-926-8198

About Hennepin County Museums

Hennepin County Museums contain a collection of scientific, historical, cultural, or artistic artifacts, specimens, and objects, usually housed within a single building or campus, which is used for research and public education in Hennepin County, MN. A Museum's collection is both a reflection of prior research efforts and the subject of current and future research. Hennepin County Museums also make collections and research accessible to the public, at least in part, through Hennepin County exhibits and educational programs. Museums and their collections may be focused on any one of a vast array of disciplines. Museums in Hennepin County can serve relatively narrow fields of interest or cover a wide terrain of subject matter.

You may contact Museums for questions about:
  • Hennepin County Museum exhibits and collections
  • Event and exhibition calendar
  • Hennepin County Museum tickets
  • Volunteer and employment opportunities
  • Museum donations and membership
Natural History Museums

Hennepin County Museums of Natural History, which are often found in large metropolitan centers, own massive collections of specimens and items from the natural world, including living and extinct animals and plants, as well as geological objects such as rocks and minerals. Many also collect and display anthropological and archaeological artifacts. Much of the collection of a Museum of Natural History may not be on display.

Art Museums

Hennepin County Art Museums display works of art in galleries that may be devoted to a diverse range of artists and art genres from various eras, or an Art Museum may focus on specific artists or styles. Art Museums require substantial amounts of funding to both acquire and care for their costly collections.

History Museums

Hennepin County History Museums are dedicated to preserving and teaching about the past, and may focus on a particular historical event or movement, the history of a region or locality, or an individual of historical significance. Historical Museums may be very small. For example, many local Hennepin County Historical Societies run History Museums that are essentially a historical home or site converted into a Museum for public viewing. Others may be large and consist of multiple buildings from a historic era, restored and furnished with period pieces.

Children's Museums

Children's Museums in Hennepin County, Minnesota cover a wide range of subject matters, including scientific, historical, and cultural topics, and they are designed to engage the interest and curiosity of children. Exhibits are oriented toward young learners and are far more interactive than other Museums.

Specialty Museums

Hennepin County Specialty Museums are Museums dedicated to narrowly defined topics of interest. They include Halls of Fame, Toy Museums, Textile Museums, and Wax Museums.