Operating Hours & Seasons
The NPS-staffed Mississippi River Visitor Center operating hours may vary according to season and special event schedules. Please call 651-293-0200 for more information.
Mississippi River Visitor Center (in the lobby of the Science Museum of Minnesota)
Tuesday through Thursday
Friday and Saturday
Other Important Notes: Every September the Science Museum of Minnesota is closed for a week for repairs and updates. For 2013, the Science Museum of Minnesota and Mississippi River Visitor Center will be closed Tuesday, September 3 through Friday, September 13, reopening Saturday, September 14 at 9:30 a.m. Visiting during "close week" or a Monday? The Park's Headquarters has limited park brochures and a National Park cancellation stamp; please call ahead to alert office staff of your arrival (651-290-4160). See below for Headquarter hours. The Science Museum and Mississippi River Visitor Center are closed Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.
NOTE: Seasonal schedule changes occur--especially in fall, winter, and spring --due to special events, staffing availability, weather events, and Science Museum of Minnesota open hours. Call the visitor center at 651-293-0200 for more information.
Did You Know?
Certain freshwater mussels can live to more than 100 years in the right conditions. This lifespan is one of the longest for any creature on earth.