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Minneapolis (on the SW edge of downtown)
1750 Hennepin Avenue (and Vineland Place)
Phone: (612) 375-7600
The Walker Art Center is one of the nation's primary resources for contemporary art. Focusing on the visual, performing, and media arts, the Walker takes a multidisciplinary approach to the creation, presentation, interpretation, collection, and preservation of the arts. The Walker's permanent collection of more than 11,000 works represents important artistic currents of the 20th century, in a range of styles from figurative to abstract.
Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 9 pm (Free 5–9 pm)
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 S. Third Ave
Phone: (612) 870-3131 or (888) 642-2787
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts houses over 100,000 objects from diverse cultural traditions spanning 4,000 years of world history. The Institute is the only comprehensive fine arts museum serving the Twin Cities and the Upper Midwest and is recognized internationally as one of the great museums in America. With exhibitions changing all the time, from American photography to Degas, the exhibitions are unique, contemporary, and timeless.
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
Admission - free w/a suggested donation, however, special exhibits may charge.
Science Museum of Minnesota
Downtown St. Paul
120 W. Kellogg Boulevard (across from the RiverCentre)
Phone: (651) 221-9444 or (800) 221-9444
The Science Museum of Minnesota is known worldwide for its interactive exhibits, dynamic traveling exhibitions, and internationally distributed large format films.
Every day: 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Admission - check website for admission costs.
1111 Nicollet Mall
Phone: (612) 371-5656, or (800) 292-4141
From Rachmaninoff to the Smothers Brothers, you can see just about anything at Orchestra Hall in Downtown Minneapolis. Classical masterpieces performed by the Minnesota Orchestra are just the tip of the iceberg.
Center for the Performing Arts
Downtown Saint Paul
345 Washington Street
Phone: (651) 224-4222
St. Paul's glittering Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, which overlooks Rice Park just north of the Mississippi River near the Landmark Center, serves as the Minnesota Orchestra's St. Paul home. The multi-purpose performance center opened in 1985 and is home to touring musicals, dance events, Planet Ordway presentations and its principal tenants: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Schubert Club and the Minnesota Orchestra.
Hennepin Theatre District
910 Hennepin Ave
Historic State Theatre
805 Hennepin Ave.
The Pantages Theatre
710 Hennepin Ave.
These historic theaters were built between 1916 and 1921 in Downtown Minneapolis. They showcase epic Broadway shows, concerts and plays.
818 S. 2nd Street
Phone: (612) 377-2224 or Toll-free: (877) 44STAGE
Under the direction of Sir Tyrone Guthrie, this theatre opened in 1963. The Guthrie has been home to plays of Shakespeare, Arthur Miller, Broadway, and the works of the Ancient Greeks. Today, the Guthrie, a nationally known theatre, continues its mission to celebrate the human spirit with world class plays and performances. The Guthrie boasts three stages, a full-service restaurant, pre-show dining, numerous bars and some of the best views of Minneapolis to be found in the city.
in the Round
Minneapolis "7 Corners" near U of MN West Bank campus
245 Cedar Ave - Minneapolis, MN
Phone: (612) 333-3010
Located near the University's West Bank, this theater features a unique design with arena style seating. Like they say, "You'll experience your favorite plays from a wholly new perspective - in the round."
Minneapolis "7 Corners" Near U of MN West Bank campus
1420 S Washington Ave - Minneapolis, MN
Phone: (612) 340-1725
Another theater near the U, they offer unique plays throughout the year.
I-494 & Hwy 77
Phone: (952) 883-8800
Home to more than 500 stores, 50 restaurants, a 14-screen movie theater, and an indoor amusement park. There's something for everyone at the Mall of America.
Need a ride? Try Metro Transit! For schedules and other routes available visit the Metro Transit web site at: http://metrotransit.org/tripPlanner/Default.aspx/.
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN
Every day: 10 am - 6 pm
Phone: (651) 487-8201
Movies in the Park
Phone: ( 612) 230-6484
Over 30 parks are part of the series that offers something for just about every cinema taste, such as “The Wizard of Oz,” the Eagles Farewell Tour and “Transformers.” The free series runs from early June to late August.
The 2012 Minneapolis Aquatennial takes place July 12-20. Their schedule of events is packed with fun events for the whole family!