Operating Hours & Seasons

Introduction

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.

Headquarters

  • Suite 105, 111 Kellogg Blvd E.St. Paul, MN 55101-1256
  • Headquarters hours are from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, but closed on Federal holidays.
  • Please call 651-293-0200 for more information.
  • Parking is available on nearby streets and in the Kellogg Square parking ramp.
  • Passport stamps are available at the Headquarters, but pass sales are available only at visitor centers.
Visitors work with a rope in a visitor center.

Visitor Centers

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. Call 651-293-0200 for more information.

MAINTENANCE SHUTDOWN: The Science Musuem of Minnesota and the Mississippi River Visitor Center will close September 10-14 and 17-20, 2018 for maintenance. The museum and visitor center will be open on the weekend of September 15-16.

  • Sunday through Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Please note that starting September 24, 2018 the museum and visitor center will be closed on Mondays until spring.)
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

Schedule changes may occur due to special events, holidays, and severe weather. The visitor center is closed for 1-2 weeks each September for maintenance and closed Mondays during the winter.

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.

People stand near a railing overlooking a waterfall.

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.

  • The St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center is open seven days a week beginning on Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in September (2018).
  • Admission is free.
  • 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Free tours of the lock are available at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. on days the visitor center is open. Tours are limited to 20 participants on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are not available.

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 11, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

111 E. Kellogg Blvd., Suite 105
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Phone:

(651) 293-0200
This is the general phone line at the Mississippi River Visitor Center. Please leave a voicemail if we miss your call and expect a return call within 1 day, often sooner.

Contact Us