Charles H MacNider Art Museum

Mason City, IA

Where are we going?

Charles H MacNider Art Museum
303 2nd St SE
Mason City
IA 50401

641 421-3666

What is there to do?

It's all about the wonderful world of art at the Charles H MacNider Art Museum, ensuring everything they do is educational or aesthetic in nature, centering around working with objects of art.

Sounds pretty cool to us!

This Iowa art museum exhibits a permanent collection of American art, as well as features temporary exhibitions of art, so there is always something to go back to on your next visit!

The exhibits not only feature painting, but a host of other genres of art including ceramics, sculpture, glass, textiles, prints and drawings!

In addition, they also offer art classes for all ages if those little ones are inspired by what they are seeing, and want to produce their own masterpiece, and there are also enriching art programs too.

If THAT wasn't enough, the Charles H MacNider Art Museum also run a Kids' Club - an activity-based exploration of the visual arts and the treasures of the museum geared towards children ages 5 through 12!

So are you ready for an art-tastic day out in Iowa, and head to this family friendly art museum to learn about all things art - and so much more!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free!

Children: Free!


Need a little extra help?

The MacNider Art Museum has a centrally located elevator with access to all three exhibition levels. Please ask at the front desk if you need directions into a particular gallery. The Museum also has a wheelchair available for use within the building. Inquire at the front desk if you would like to use it during your visit.


When can we go?

9am - 5pm Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 9am - 8pm Tuesday & Thursdays

Closed Sundays, Mondays & legal holidays


Any top tips?

Have a birthday party at the museum! They have ART BUGS birthdays for ages 2 to 4, and then other birthday parties for the over 5s, - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
© Family Days Out 2021