Cooling options

Scroll down to find options for places that can provide relief from the summer heat.

In a normal year, more than 600 Americans die of complications from overheating.

Young children, senior citizens and people who are sick or overweight are most vulnerable. Start by being informed about heat alerts, issued by the National Weather Service and publicized by local news media. When the weather gets hot, it’s important to stay cool by staying indoors in air-conditioned buildings.

To assist in escaping the heat, view our Cooling Option interactive map below which shows cool places throughout Hennepin County. We have restructured the map to adhere to government mandates regarding COVID-19. Although we will do our best to update information as it becomes available, since the closure status of many facilities and businesses is changing constantly please check with each location before visiting. Also check for mask, physical distancing and any other regulations implemented by that facility.

Movie theaters along with some pools, community and recreation centers may have a cost for use. Please inquire at each site for ticket price or possible fees, as well as restricted use and/or limited hours.

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Cooling options map

Map Instructions: Use the arrows in the upper left corner to open the legend and map details. Turn each layer on/off by using the check box. Click on each map layer arrow to show the legend symbol. Click on the individual map locations to display contact information.  View the map in full screen using the mobile map link below.

Also view our mobile map.

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