Request to Visit Collections

The Science Museum of Minnesota supports and encourages the access and use of its collections for research, educational, and exhibition purposes.

 On-site access to the collections is by appointment only.  Requests must be submitted at least one month in advance.  Availability of the collections depends on staffing, conservation requirements, cultural sensitivity, and other considerations.  Generally, visits must be scheduled during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00.

 Additional information can be found in the Use and Access portion of the Collections Management Policy.

 The Science Museum of Minnesota encourages wide dissemination of findings and requests that visitors share their results and publications with SMM.

 Contact the relevant curator to discuss a request to visit and identify items to be accessed. 

For general inquiries contact the Registrar, Charlie Iverson, at