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Free fun Minneapolis: Walker Art Center

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The Walker Art Center is one of the five major modern art museums in the United States, alongside the likes of MoMA and The Guggenheim. Their multidisciplinary space in downtown Minneapolis allows them to host art galleries, live theater and special events. Regular gallery admission between the hours of 11:00am and 5:00pm is $14 for adults and $9 for students everyday, except Mondays when they're closed.

Or you can see it all for free, if you know what you're doing.

First of all, Target sponsors "Free Thursday Nights" for the public every Thursday evening. The museum stays open four hours beyond its regular closing time. During those four extra hours, between 5:00pm and 9:00pm, admission for everyone is free.

Additionally, admission is free all day during the first Saturday of each month.

To get the most out of your Walker Art Center experience, choose a nice Thursday (or first Saturday) and explore the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden across the street, which is always free. After you've seen the iconic "Spoonbridge and Cherry" and other impressive outdoor sculpture installations, head inside for a free evening of art and culture.

Then pat yourself on the back; you just saw some of the best modern art in the world for zero dollars.


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