The St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL), located on the Mississippi River at the heart of Minneapolis, is an interdisciplinary fluid mechanics research and educational facility of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. We offer a monthy public tour through our historic facility to showcase our experimental facilities and research projects. There is no charge for tickets but donations are always accepted.

Tour route adjustments are needed to accommodate guests with mobility restrictions. Please indicate any such restrictions when you register. You will receive an email approximately two days before your scheduled tour with details of where to meet your tour group.

Registration is required.

On the day of the tour:

  • Please wear closed-toed shoes – no flip flops or sandals permitted.
  • Parking is reserved for SAFL personnel only (please let us know if you require a handicap space). We ask that you park off-site at one of these locations:
    • Garage: 212 SE 2nd Ave
    • Lot: 200 University Ave SE
    • Metered street parking is available along SE Main St, portions of SE 3rd Ave, and 2nd St SE
  • We also have bike racks.

Email if you have any questions