Field Trips: Mill City Museum

Thank you for your interest. In response to ongoing concerns over health and safety practices, MNHS museums and historic sites will not host any field trips until further notice.

We continue to monitor the situation and look forward to welcoming schoolchildren back when it is safe to do so. To reserve a tentative field trip for calendar year 2021, please fill out the online request form.

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Students at Mill City Museum.

The milling industry made Minneapolis famous. At Mill City Museum, located in the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill, students learn about the history of industry, the Mississippi River, and the growth of the city.

1. Choose your options

School group standard museum field trip

Field trips to Mill City Museum include one lesson of your choice, a self guided scavenger hunt in the exhibits, the award-winning Flour Tower show, access to the 9th floor Koch Rooftop Observation Deck with stunning views of the Mississippi River and St. Anthony Falls, and the “Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat” movie. Choose from one of nine museum lessons to customize your field trip.

School age care/scout groups museum visit

2. Schedule your field trip

Get the information you need to know before you schedule your field trip visit.

3. Prepare for your day

Take a few minutes to prepare yourself, your chaperones, and your students for your field trip.

Mill City Museum

704 South Second St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
View on map | Bus directions and parking (PDF)


  • $8 per student, $80 minimum group fee
  • Teachers free
  • One free adult per five students. Additional chaperones invoiced at student rate.

Billing information

No payment will be accepted the day of the field trip. All schools will be invoiced after their trip. For more information see our Program Policies.

Cancellation fee

Cancellations must be received 14 days before your trip. See our Program Policies. Contact us at 1-888-387-5008 if you need to reschedule.


Scholarships, grants, and subsidies

Apply for the McKnight Foundation Scholarship or other grants and subsidies.