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August Second Saturday: Mighty Mississippi

  • Minnesota Marine Art Museum 800 Riverview Drive Winona, MN 55987 United States (map)

August Second Saturday: Mighty Mississippi

Saturday, August 10 | 10am - 5pm


Art is for everyone! Second Saturdays at MMAM offer:

$1 Admission: MMAM members and Children 4 and under are always free.

Guided Tours: 30-minute tours will be offered throughout the day.

  • MMAM Highlights Tour: This 30-minute orientation will introduce you to the permanent collections. 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM, 4:00PM

  • Making Waves: Art Inspired by Water Tour: Join MMAM Executive Director Nicole Chamberlain-Dupree for a 30-minute tour featuring artists and artworks with special ties to water. 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

Boat Rides with the Winona Tour Boat: Keeping with August’s theme of Mighty Mississippi, explore how artists have interpreted the river inside the museum, and then hop on a boat ride on the Mississippi River aboard the Winona Tour Boat.

  • Boat Tours will be at 10:30am, 11:15am, and 12:00pm

  • Boat Tours will last 30-45 minutes.

  • You must sign up the day of the event, and all must be present to sign up. Limited spots are available.

Art-Making Activities: Two unique crafts adaptable for all ages and abilities will be offered all day long.

  • Fish Printing A craft Inspired by Gyotaku, the traditional Japanese method of printing fish. 

  • Painting Rocks! Paint a mini-masterpiece on a river rock. 

Live Music:

  • Bell House Band: 11:00am-12:00pm 

  • John Paulson Jazz Duo: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Protect and Love the Mississippi River!
Visit with the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge and the Friends of the Refuge Headwaters and learn about their efforts to protect our beautiful river and its wildlife and how you can help!

Winona transit Dial-a-Ride: MMAM is pleased to offer free rides to and from the museum with Winona Transit’s Service Dial-a-Ride, between 10am - 5pm on any Second Saturday event. Please call 507-454-6666 to schedule your ride.

Assistive Listening Devices: The Museum offers assistive listening devices on guided tours. These headsets allow for a clearer presentation on docent led tours. Sponsored by:


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.



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Bingo Overboard Sponsor:

Earlier Event: August 8
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Later Event: August 13
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