Museum visitors learning how to mimic the sandhill crane dance

Curious Minds Welcome

Open for everyone


We strive to make our facility and events accessible to everyone, and we are committed to serving all Minnesotans. When we opened the doors to our new home, we launched a brand new program: Curiosity Membership. This program offers a year of free gallery admission, $2 planetarium tickets, and more standard benefits to qualifying visitors and families for just $15. We are also proud to offer Explore Passes for free museum gallery and discounted planetarium show tickets. Visit our Hours & Admissions page for more on both programs.

Watch the video below to meet Curiosity Member Sera, who came to the museum late last fall to tell the Big Ten Network what this program means to her family. The Big Ten Network’s LiveBIG series shines a light on the community of Big Ten students, alumni, faculty and staff who are making a difference in the world.

Our thanks to Sera for sharing her story and to all our Members. These programs are supported by all of our wonderful members. Thank you for helping us make the museum open to all!