Members always receive free museum admission and major discounts on special exhibitions.

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Museum Admission


Member: FREE / Non-Member: $19.95

Child (4-12)

Member: FREE / Non-Member: $14.95

Child (0-3)


Senior (65+)

Member: FREE / Non-Member: $14.95 


Active or Veteran Service Members

Active or Veteran Service Members

Admission Prices

Museum Admission:$17.95

To qualify: Active or veteran military service members receive $2 off exhibit gallery admission tickets. Offer applies to service members and up to three guests.

To apply: Present a valid military or veteran ID at the Box Office to take advantage of military pricing discounts. 

Blue Star Museums for Active Duty Military Personnel and Families

Blue Star Museums for Active Duty Military Personnel and Families

Admission Prices

Museum Admission Only: FREE

To qualify: The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps. Offer applies to service members and up to five family members. Offer valid from May 18-September 2, 2019.

To apply: Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card at the Box Office.



Groups of 15 or more

Groups of 15 or more

Groups of 15 or more save off our regular tickets prices, receive no service fees, and have the option to hold tickets unpaid (while you organize your group) and finalize number and payment closer to your museum visit.

Admission Prices

Rates are only available by calling (651) 221-9444 or (800) 221-9444 in advance. Group tickets may be purchased either for a specific date and time or as an advance admission voucher redeemable anytime at the Box Office.

Museum Admission
Adult: $17.95
Child (4-12), Senior (65+): $11.95

Group Tour Lunch Menu Options

Groups can choose to:

  • Dine on their own at our on-site locations: Elements Café, Chomp, or Java Lab.
  • Order Element Bucks food vouchers in advance to dine at our on-site locations.
  • Order box lunches in advance.

View the Group Tour Lunch Menu.

Limited Income Discounts

Limited Income Discounts

Admission Prices

Museum Admission: $3

To qualify: You must be at least 18 and enrolled in one or more of the following: TANF, MFIP, WIC, General Assistance, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Benefits, Food Stamps, Section 8, or Free/Reduced Price School Meals.

To apply: Present your photo ID and one of the following documents at the museum box office:

  • EBT card
  • Medical assistance card (includes MinnesotaCare)
  • Section 8 document
  • WIC folder or card
  • Supplemental Security Income verification
  • Social Security Disability Benefits verification
  • Free/reduced school meal approval
  • RCA card (Refugee Cash Assistance)
  • General Assistance verification


Reduced rates for community organizations
Nonprofit 501(c)3 agencies primarily serving a limited-income audience may be eligible to bring groups for the identical rate as above except for special exhibitions. Limit 50 tickets per visit; group rates apply beyond 50 tickets. Call (651) 221-9444 for more information.

Student Discount - Fridays after 5 p.m.

Student Discount - Fridays after 5 p.m.

Need a break from your homework? Looking for a unique date experience? Want to do something fun with friends on a student budget?

Bring your ID

Simply present your valid student ID at our Box Office after on Fridays after 5 p.m. to receive discounted museum pricing.

Admission Prices

Tickets must be purchased in person for the discount to apply. Student discounts do not apply to tickets purchased online.

Museum Admission (Fridays after 5 p.m.): $8


Buy online

Skip the Box Office line and purchase your tickets online today with no fees!

Buy tickets online


Buy by phone

Call our Reservations Department at (651) 221-9444 or (800) 221-9444.

*There is a phone reservation fee of $3 per person for non-members.*

Reservations department hours
Monday - Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Payment by credit card is required at the time of purchase. The museum accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.


Buy at the museum

Visit the Box Office during regular museum hours.