Our Top 10 Cultural/Educational Institutions in the Twin Cities

GM has been learning about Japanese Woodcut prints at school, and it downed on me that the Minneapolis Institute of Arts has an extraordinary collection. They recently had an exhibition of a portion of their extensive collection.  Click here for an example of a Japanese Woodblock Print from the MIA.

I often forget how fortunate we are to live in the Twin Cities metro area that has a huge collection of really impressive cultural and educational institutions.

Here in no particular order are a few of our favorites;

  1. The aforementioned MIA, or Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  2. The Guthrie
  3. The Minnesota Zoo
  4. The Science Museum
  5. The MacPhail Center for Music (where I just happen to be sitting while I write this post)
  6. The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
  7. The Walker Art Center, but most notably the outdoor sculpture garden which is more child friendly for the under 10 set.
  8. The Raptor Center
  9. The Mill City Museum
  10. The Children’s Museum

Now, this doesn’t even begin to mention the multitudes of theatres, art galleries/lofts, nature centers and other opportunities. Plus I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few of the big ones on this list. Many a blog has been written about these institutions; however, I still felt the need to name some of our favorites.