Mill City Museum

Built into the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill, Mill City Museum is located on the historic Mississippi Riverfront. Here, visitors of all ages learn about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the river, and the city of Minneapolis.



Our engaging field trips last 3 to 3.5 hours and include:
  • One Guided Lesson (see options below under History Players, Baking Lab, Water Lab, or Mills&Machines).
  • Self-guided time in the exhibit gallery (age appropriate scavenger hunts are provided)
  • Flour Tower multimedia show & 9th floor Observation Deck.
  • "Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat" movi

Chaperone Responsibilities

  • Chaperones must remain with their students at all times.
  • We ask chaperones to actively participate in activities with students and to administer a self-guided scavenger hunt.
  • Chaperones are responsible for following and enforcing museum rules.
  • Thank you for volunteering your time - we appreciate it!

Museum Rules

  • No running, pushing, throwing, or climbing
  • No food, beverage (including water), gum, or pens in the exhibit gallery
  • No screaming or yelling
  • No rough-handling of exhibits
  • Outside of pre-scheduled store time, only 5 students are allowed in the store at a time with a teacher or chaperone
  • Please do not play on the turbine pits in the Ruin Courtyard, and be careful if exiting the building through the courtyard - cars on the River Road cannot see you as you exit.
  • Ask questions! Museum staff and volunteers (in white aprons) can help answer your questions.
  • Be open-mined, and have a good time!

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