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Museum Hours & Admission

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Welcome to the American Swedish Institute

Walk-up museum admission is available, or visitors are welcome to register for museum admission in advance if preferred. Unless otherwise noted, admission offers access to all exhibitions on view, as well as the historic Turnblad Mansion. Admission is free for ASI members.

Looking for tickets to one of ASI’s events or programs? Visit the events calendar for more information.

 

Health & Safety Alert

ASI  has adopted new health and safety measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review our health and safety protocols before visiting.

Hours of Operation

Museum Galleries & Museum Store*

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10 am—4 pm
  • Thursday 10 am—8 pm
  • Friday 10 am—4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am—4 pm
  • Sunday 10 am—4 pm

The Museum, Café and Store are closed New Years Day, 4th of July, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

*24/7 shopping at the Online Museum Store!

FIKA Café

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10 am—4 pm
  • Thursday 10 am—8 pm
  • Friday 10 am—4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am—4 pm
  • Sunday 10 am—4 pm

The Museum, Café and Store are closed New Years Day, 4th of July, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Admission Prices

  • ASI Members: Free
  • Adults: $12
  • Adults 62 and Above: $8
  • Youth & Students: Ages 6-18 and university students with ID $6
  • Children: Ages 0-5 Free

All prices are subject to change for festivals or other special ASI events.

ASI offers a number of access programs designed to address barriers to participation, deepen engagement and build community. Learn more about our museum access programs below.

Museum Access Programs

To receive the benefits of any of the listed Museum Admission Access programs, please call to reserve admission tickets. These discounts and benefits are not available online.

This pass provides free admission for a visitor or entire family.

As part of the collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America, ASI offers free museum admission to US military employees, veterans, and their families.

Museums for All is a national access program that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. This program provides free admission to qualifying individuals and their dependents during regular ASI hours. Fees for any special programs and events are not included. Simply ask for a free Museums for All admission when you visit ASI!

To qualify for Museums for All, you must be enrolled in one of the programs listed below:

  • TANF (temporary assistance for needy families)
  •  MFIP (MN family Investment Program)
  • SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance program)
  • MFAP (MN Food Assistance Program)
  • WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Program
  • MN Headstart
  • General Assistance
  • Medical Assistance
  • MinnesotaCare
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Social Security Disability Benefits
  • Food Stamps / EBT Card
  • RCA card (Refugee Cash Assistance)
  • Section 8
  • Free/Reduced Price School Meals

ASI offers free admission to adults and youth that require assistance to experience the museum and do not need to pay to bring their PCA, interpreter or other caregivers.

All children under age 18 receive free admission with the purchase of adult or senior admission.

Select levels of ASI Memberships include free admission for one guest at each visit.

Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) offers free admission to one visitor that is a member at any participating museum.

This arts access program is available exclusively to metro public library users. Anyone with a library card from one of the eight public library systems in the Twin Cities can find opportunities to reserve free and/or discounted admission to a wide range of arts experiences. ASI offers free admission to the museum during select exhibits or discounts to programs. Visit the smARTPass website for more information.

Reserve admission in advance

While walk-up admission is available, visitors can still register for museum admission ahead of time if preferred. Admission is free for ASI Members.

Reserve admission tickets

Things to do before you visit

View Current Exhibitions

Explore ASI’s current exhibitions of art and culture from the Nordic region and Minnesota.

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See What’s on the Menu at FIKA Café

Explore FIKA’s seasonally-inspired menu dedicated to regional ingredients and New Nordic cuisine.

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Find Out More About ASI Membership

Learn about the impact of membership and the benefits ASI members receive.

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