Visit the Museum

The Perlman Teaching Museum is currently open to members of the Carleton community.

As a COVID-19 precaution, Carleton has suspended external visits to campus until further notice, unless you are an authorized student, faculty or staff member. For all those visitors who we are missing, we warmly invite you to visit our online exhibitions, view selections from our collection, and take some time to explore every corner of our brand new website! Then come visit the museum as soon as it’s safe to do so! We will continue update this page with information in the coming months.

To enquire about scheduling future school and community group tours, contact Sara Cluggish, Museum Director and Curator.


The Museum is open during academic terms (see academic calendar):

  • Mon–Wed: 11am to 6pm
  • Thu–Fri: 11am to 9pm
  • Sat–Sun: noon to 4pm

We are closed during the college’s spring, winter, and summer breaks.


Perlman Teaching Museum
Weitz Center for Creativity
320 Third Street East
Northfield, MN 55057
507-222-4469 or -4342

Map and directions on Google Maps

The main entrance is on the north side of the Weitz Center, at the intersection of Third Street and College Street. The Teaching Museum is on your left as you enter the atrium.

Free parking is available along the Union Street side of the building and on surrounding residential streets.


The Weitz Center for Creativity building and the Teaching Museum are accessible to all visitors. The facility includes many accessible restrooms, as well as all-gender restrooms. Accessible parking spaces are available on the Union Street side of the building, and a wheelchair ramp is available at the main entrance at Third and College.

Photography Policy

Photography is permitted for personal use only, unless otherwise indicated in exhibit signage. No flash photography is allowed.

Land Acknowledgement

We stand on the homelands of the Wahpekute and Mdewakanton bands of the Dakota Nation. We honor with gratitude the people who’ve stewarded the land through the generations and their ongoing contributions to this region. We acknowledge the ongoing injustices that we have committed to the Dakota Nation, and we wish to interrupt this legacy, beginning with acts of healing and honest storytelling about this place.