Known for the 50-foot-long iconic SPOONBRIDGE AND CHERRY, the sculpture garden – adjacent to the Walker Art Center – has been delighting visitors daily – for years!
There are about 60 sculptures in the Garden, so your group may not have time to see all of them on this trip. They will have a good time while relaxing and walking about as they take in the sculptures. Open 365 days a year, from 6 am to 12 midnight. Free.
The Heart of Minneapolis
Since opening in 1988, the Garden has welcomed millions of visitors, showcasing works from the Walker Art Center’s renowned collections of modern and contemporary art in the setting of an urban park. The Garden is a partnership between the Walker and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, a national award-winning park system.
To reconstruct the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden’s north end, the site—formerly a marshland—needed to be considered carefully. Landscape architects worked in partnership with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization to envision ways that this land might be used to better support the art, plants, and wildlife, while also more responsibly managing stormwater as a resource rather than a waste product.
Visit the Garden
In the interest of public health and personal safety, we ask that you not touch interactive sculptures at this time.
The bathrooms in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden are temporarily closed. Public restrooms inside the Walker Art Center are open during gallery hours.
Orient yourself with our Minneapolis Sculpture Garden & Wurtele Upper Garden map.
Visitors coming to the Garden are encouraged to try our fun self-guided Minneapolis Sculpture Garden tour sheet.