MDC Family Discovery Day: Archaeology
October celebrates International Archaeology Day! Discover more about what archaeology is, what archaeologists do, and how we can learn about the past by looking at objects people left behind. Enjoy fun activities like breaking a dish, pot, or cup and putting it back together much like archaeologist do when they discover items in the field at the MDC Family Discovery Day: Archaeology on Saturday, October 21st from 11AM-4PM!
Regular Admissions Apply
Past Family Discovery Days
Rock Hounds Abound
Come out to the MDC Family Discovery Day: Rock Hounds Abound and explore geology with the family on Thursday, August 31st from 4 PM to 7 PM.
Love minerals? Have a kid who picks up every rock they see? Want to learn more about geology? Come hang out and let’s talk rocks. Hands on activities for the kids and specimens you can touch!
Geologists from Mesabi Range Geological Society will be at the Discovery Center to talk rocks with all who are excited about geology, rocks, minerals and iron deposits. Bring your rock questions and specimens you would like to try and identify. Hands on activities for kids learning about rock types and mineral properties!
This event is free and open to the public and is great for all ages! Food will be available for purchase in The Rustic Pig Food Court from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Lice music by Reggie Ducote starting at 5pm.
Fossils! Fossils! Fossils!
MDC Family Discovery Day: Fossils! Fossils! Fossils! will take place on July 20th, 2023 from 3 PM-7:30 PM! Bring out the family and discover the wonderful world of paleontology with fossil demonstrations, displays & activities that kids will LOVE! The Paleo Pals, Cera the Triceratops and App the T-Rex, will also be there for photos with kids and to do whatever it is that dinosaurs like to do.
Plus, learn about MDC Paleontology programming, the Hill Annex Paleontology Project, volunteer opportunities at our fossil excavation site, and say hello to MDC Paleontologist John Westgaard!
Enter through the Summer Admissions Entrance. The event will take place partly inside and outside (weather dependent). If you have questions call 218-254-7959.
Regular MDC admission prices apply, sign up to become a member to receive their member benefits!
Visit the Minnesota Discovery Center website for more of their news and events.
See more upcoming Chisholm Area events by visiting our Chisholm Area Chamber website.
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!
Strengthen your company as you advance the fight against Alzheimer’s!
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. As a corporate leader, we need your help to rally your company and community around the Alzheimer’s cause. This year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place at Minnesota Discovery Center on September 16th 2024!
Join a nationwide movement to help raise millions of dollars across the country to fight against this disease.
Host challenges and friendly competitions to foster team spirit as colleagues work together!
Support a cause that affects countless families across the country while increasing your organization’s visibility in your community!
Visit them at their official website to sign up for the walk in Chisholm!
- Registration 9AM
- Opening Ceremony 10AM
Where do the funds go? – All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Do I have to register in order to walk? – Yes, we want to know you’re walking with us and need every participant to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, we ask every participant to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
Do I need to register my children to walk? – Yes, children should register. Parents/guardians can register children online or complete an offline registration form and sign the waiver on behalf of the child.
Does every participant get a T-shirt? – Every registered participant who achieves the fundraising minimum of $100 will receive an official Walk to End Alzheimer’s T-shirt via USPS. To receive a shirt in time for Walk day, participants must raise the T-shirt minimum at least four weeks prior to the event.
How do I get my offline donations to show up on my personal fundraising page? – Donations can be made offline by submitting a check or money order by mail or hand-delivering to the local Alzheimer’s Association office. Be sure to include your offline donation form, which can be found in your Participant Center or on your fundraising web page, to make sure you receive credit for the donation. Donations typically take one to two weeks to show up on your web page. Don’t want to wait? You can also deposit checks directly to your Walk page from the Walk to End Alzheimer’s mobile app for iPhone or Android.
Are pets, strollers, bicycles, and skates allowed on walk day? – We do allow strollers, but for everyone’s safety, we discourage skateboards, bicycles, inline skates and wheelie footwear. Depending on the Walk location rules, well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times.
What happens in the event of rain? – Walk is a rain or shine event. However, in the case of severe weather, we will cancel. If this is the case, we will update our Walk homepage on or before the morning of the event.
How do I get a Promise Garden Flower? –
Each registered participant will receive a Promise Garden flower. Please choose the color that best represents your connection to the disease.
- Blue represents someone living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia
- Purple is for those who have lost a someone to the disease.
- Yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s.
- Orange is for those who support the cause and the Association’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.
Would you like to see more news and events in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website for more!
The United Way Renegade Trail Run will be taking place on September 9th at the Redhead MTB Park along their newest trail. Competitive running & non-competitive running, walking, and hiking, along with a new division for the Distance Loop and competitive rucking! All proceeds from the event go towards the United for Veterans program!
Registration fee will cover the cost of the trail run, shirt, chip timing, (1) free beer for runners 21+, or (1) free root beer.
Pricing will begin at $40 for adults and $20 for youth (12 and under) from June 1st-August 25th. Prices will increase to $50 for adults and $30 for youth from August 26th-September 9th!
- Friday, September 8th – 3PM-6PM Packet Pickup
- Saturday, September 9th – 7:45AM Registration Opens/Packet Pickup
- 8:30AM – Presentation of Colors
- 8:45AM – Competitive 5K Start
- 9AM – Distance Looping Race Start
- 9:15AM – Ruck Weighted Division Start
- 9:30AM/9:45AM/10AM/10:15AM – Non Competitive 5K Starts
- 10:30AM – Walkers Only 5K Start
- 12PM – Awards Presentation
About the Distance Looping Run:
Run the Renegade 5K as many times as you are able starting at 9AM; last eligible loops end at 11AM
About the Ruck Weighted Division:
Bring your own 5olbs of weight to ruck across the 5K course! Bring a burlap sack filled with sand or a bag filled with canned food to donate to United Way following the run (be creative!)
Attendees will also be able to purchase food on site from Later Tater & The Ice Cream Truck LLC! Entertainment by K&J Entertainment will also be on site at the Redhead MTB Park.
Want to see more upcoming events and news in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Chamber 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