Field Trips: 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. Learn about your experience

Each 2021-22 field trip includes an exhibit scavenger hunt, hands-on micro-lessons in the Baking Lab and Water Lab, and participation in some of Mill City’s signature experiences including the multimedia Flour Tower show, the film “Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat,” and an opportunity for students to visit the Koch Rooftop Observation Deck.

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
  • District staff free
  • One free adult per five students. Additional chaperones invoiced at student rate.
  • Admission costs are for anyone age 4 and over

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.

Virtual field trips

Take your students on a virtual field trip! Professional educators bring standards-based topics directly to your students during a live video call.