The park is open seven days a week throughout the year. Partner parks within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area set their own daily hours. See Places to Go for more information.
Mississippi River Visitor Center
120 W. Kellogg Blvd. Saint Paul, MN 55102
The Mississippi River Visitor Center is located in the lobby of the Science Museum of Minnesota and is open all year, with the exception of every September during the annual close week at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Call 651-293-0200 for more information. Hours for the visitor center are as follows: Mondays - Closed, Tuesdays through Thursdays - 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays - 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sundays - 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
There is no admission fee to visit the visitor center. There is, however, a fee to visit the rest of the Science Museum of Minnesota exhibit and theater areas. Paid parking is available in the Science Museum's parking ramp.
St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center
1 Portland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 54401
The St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center is located at the Upper St. Anthony Lock and is open seasonally. Call 952-303-2706 for more information or 651-293-0200 during the off season or when this visitor center is closed.
Schedule changes may occur due to maintenance and severe weather. Call 952-303-2706 for more information on days the visitor center is open and 651-293-0200 on days it is not.
Other Visitor Centers
There are other visitor centers within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area which are operated by state and local governments and private agencies. Operating hours of these facilities vary from season to season. You can find more Information on other visitor centers and museums on our website.
Last updated: September 25, 2019