Get ready for a spooky & historic time at Minnesota Discovery Center with the return of their Trolley in the Dark Tours! Just in time for Halloween, and on Friday the 13th no less! There’s something spooky about being in a historic place… in the dark! Come ride our historic trolley and get a tour of the Glen Location after hours. Guests can bring in their own flashlights, but it’s scarier in the dark!
There’s something about October that makes everything just a little spookier, maybe it’s the chill in the air or how the hours seem to wind back and the dark creeps up faster than those daylit summer hours. Mix that together with a historic location and the heaviness of October night and you have a recipe for some spooky fun! Great idea to bring the kids out for, or bring a date!
If you have not experienced the Trolley in the Dark Tours before it’s absolutely something to experience and is the perfect way to dip your toes into the Halloween season! Try and find your way there, by flashlight or braving the dark!
Call 218-254-7959 to make your reservation for one of the following times:
Tickets are $15 per Non-Member, $14 per Member
We are excited to announce the return of Trolley Pumpkin Day Sunday, October 8th & Sunday October 15th 2023 at Minnesota Discovery Center! Ride their historic trolley through the beautiful fall foliage to the Glen Location pumpkin patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin! Before or after you get back from the pumpkin patch, stop by and say hello to the animals brought by Cook’s Country Connection petting zoo! Trolley runs will take place every hour on the hour from 10am-4pm, see scheduled runs below. Enjoy free hot apple cider and cocoa at the event! COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED!
Scheduled Trolley Runs October 8th & 15th: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, & 4pm
Trolley Pumpkin Day is the perfect opportunity to make the spookiest time of year come alive and spectacular for the kids. It’s sure to be a great time and you can pick out that perfect pumpkin to carve to complete your Halloween home decorations!
CALL 218-254-7959 TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS! Limited supply available, first come first serve. The trolley is handicap accessible.
PRICING: (All ticket purchases include MDC admission, trolley ride, 1 pumpkin per person, & free hot chocolate, coffee, and/or apple cider!)
- Non-Members: $15 per person
- MDC Members: $14 per person
- Discovery Pass Members: $12 per person
Experience the scenic foliage of The Redhead from the view of the historic MDC trolley and soak in the best part of the season: Halloween fun!
If you would like to see more news and events in the Chisholm area visit our official Chisholm Chamber website!
The Flashlight Clueseum is back at Minnesota Discovery Center for the Halloween season on October 20th & 27th at 8PM!
Sometimes, the things you see in the shadows are more than just shadows. Flashlight Clueseum is back and we need you to solve the mystery but this time, in the dark. The clues are harder than ever and the dark will definitely make things more difficult!
Fastest to finish will win a prize!
Never played? It’s like the game Clue to an extent. You must solve the riddles provided to rule out who did it, with what weapon, and in what room. As you read the riddles, you’ll be directed to a specific part of the museum or exhibit. There you will try to pin point what the riddle exactly means and you will find a picture of a person or weapon (not obvious mind you – this is going to be HARD!). Once you find that picture, you will cross that picture off of your clue board and that means that the picture you found is not the answer to the mystery (aka the murderer or the weapon used). If you like solving riddles – this game is for you!
To play the game, it only costs $14 per Non-Member, $13 per Member
Welcome to the brand new MDC Creative Lab for their Media Arts School! In partnership with Zeitgeist Film Duluth, Minnesota Discovery Center has recently opened up their latest addition to their learning center that includes iMac computers loaded with creative design and editing software, meeting rooms, multi-media studios, film/video equipment for on-site phot/video shoots & projects, digital tools & more!
Their goal is to empower, support, and educate Northland community members ages 16+ as active participants in shaping our culture, and engage diverse communities to rethink the way we view film, art, and local storytelling. We provide access and a platform to work, learn, create, and experience filmmaking and media production in our community.
Want to know more? Visit Minnesota Discovery Center at their website for more info!
Interested in checking it out and seeing what is possible with equipment & software designed specifically for creative projects? Register for one of their upcoming classes!
Check out some of their classes, which are featured below and sign up for a chance at learning the trade with top of the line software and equipment!
If you would like to learn more about upcoming events & news in the Chisholm area, visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!
The Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce Outdoor Tourism Committee and the Minnesota Discovery Center invite you to the Redhead Mountain Bike Park to experience a few of the great outdoor activities our region offers with the “Try It Out” Northland Summer Activities event.
Minnesota Discovery Center’s Redhead MTB Park Trailhead entrance 1005 Discovery Drive Chisholm, MN
August 24th 2023 4PM-7PM
Inspire Curiosity this Summer! Dragons & Damsels every other Thursday July-August.
Let’s go on an ADVENTURE with Dragons & Damsels! Join us as we explore the beautiful grounds of the Minnesota Discovery Center in search of dragonflies, damselflies, and other insects. Along the way, we will learn about the lives and habits of these fascinating creatures!
The tour is from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Regular admission prices apply, but the tour itself is free. Guests should meet their guide at the Summer Admission area near the “Naturalist Program” window. Nets for catching the dragonflies will be provided. Guests will learn about dragonfly life cycle and learn how to catch and hold the insects gently without hurting them. Program content may also include looking for and learning about other insects around our park. The program is designed for families to attend together, all ages are welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult. No advance reservations are accepted, but group limit is around 15 to 20 people for the tour, first come first served.
July 13th & 27th
August 10th & 24th
Want to see more upcoming Minnesota Discovery Center events? Visit MDC at their official website!
Want to see more upcoming events & news in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!
The 13th Annual “Iron Man Car Show” is coming back to Chisholm on July 8th! It’s going to be a blast so rev your engines and show off what you’ve got or come out to see others show off their stuff.
Show Car Registrants:
$10 registration cost (day of)
Spectators & Visitors:
Saturday, July 8th from 10:00am-2:00pm
Camp Invention at Minnesota Discovery Center invites kids grades K-6 who are curious about science and technology to explore their interests and learn some amazing skills this summer! The program starts on July 10th and goes through July 14th. This year’s all-new program is designed to ignite wonder, encourage confidence and build essential STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills through collaborative, creative problem solving. As campers join their friends in so much hands-on fun and excitement, they will be blown away by their discoveries and STEM successes!
Make sure to register in advance for Camp Invention at Minnesota Discovery Center and enhance your kid’s learning through fun!
Build Big Ideas with Pop-Up Venture
Teaching youth how to start and maintain businesses with this program designed to get kids familiarized with the basic concepts of being entrepreneurs!
Campers create a business plan and choose how to spend their startup funds. Employing their imaginations, they add lights, greenery, logoed signage and other features to attract customers. After inventing unique ways to distribute their products, children launch their business with the ultimate pop-up event!
Create & Skate with Catching Air
Kids explore physics by building their own skate park complete with bowls, ramps, & rails! Campers personalize their mini skateboards, create DIY skateboard riders and design awesome skate park features. Then it’s time to grind the rails of innovation as they kickflip their way through each other’s one-of-a-kind Skate Parks!
Show Your Style with MimicBot
Children investigate the inner workings of their own MimicBot — a robot that mimics sounds — and transform it into a one-of-a-kind animatronic stuffie! They find inspiration in nature, get hands-on with design and use the power of intellectual property to protect their stuffie from the idea-stealing Copy Cat. Then campers take their stuffie home to keep creating and innovating!
Party On with Invention Celebration
Teach kids how to become successful event planners! They have fun engineering light-up party hats, inventing a Party Assistant to help with their big plans, exploring color with bubble art banners and experimenting with sound as they create instruments. When the day of the big celebration arrives, children rotate between fun stations as they celebrate all their amazing accomplishments.
Want to know more about upcoming events & news in the Chisholm Area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website for more!
The Minnesota Discovery Center will be presenting a guest speaker, Jason Scorich, who will discuss the 1931 Stuart Lake Bust! Discover the fascinating history of prohibition on the early Iron Range on Thursday, June 1st starting at 6:30pm in the MDC Theater. Join Jason as he digs deep into the largest moonshine bust in the Northern Minnesota’s history. Learn, laugh, and love all at once at this fun event! Light refreshments (coffee, water, cookies) will be available. A short Q&A will follow the event and interested patrons are welcome to come prior to 6:30pm and tour our newest temporary museum exhibit – Never Dry: The Rise of Prohibition on the Iron Range.
Prohibition on The Range was an interesting time and history is always fun to explore, and nobody does it better than Minnesota Discovery Center!
Don’t miss out on this thrilling chapter of Prohibition on The Iron Range at this special presentation, no special passwords needed for entry.
Want to know more about Minnesota Discovery Center, their exhibits, events, and news? Visit them on their website for more info!
Check us out on our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website for more upcoming news & events on our Chisholm Chamber website!