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Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
651-259-3000
Admission: $12.00
$12 adults; $10 seniors/students/active military; $8 ages 5-17; See FREE options below
Concessions Available
Hours of Operation:
Mon. Closed
Tue. Closed
Wed. Closed
Thu. 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fri. 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sun. 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
The Minnesota History Center reopens October 1, 2020.
Details:

Located in Saint Paul, the Minnesota History Center contains permanent and rotating exhibits focusing on Minnesota history. Many of the exhibits are geared toward the youngest of visitors. This museum is a good starting point when beginning to explore all the historical offerings in our state. If you find your family gravitating toward a particular subject, The Minnesota Historical Society, who maintains the museum, may have options for digging deeper at other sites (they maintain 26 historical sites and museums total) or in the Gale Library, which is attached to the history center and free to visit.

Giant Minnesota Post Card displayed at the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul.

2020 Reopening

Following mandatory closure during the Covid19 Pandemic, the Minnesota History Center is scheduled to reopen October 1, 2020 with reduced hours and capacity and added safety and health protocols. Advanced tickets are recommended. Tickets can be purchased online or through the box office at 651-259-3015. A limited number of tickets will be available for walk-ups

Some exhibits have been temporarily removed or reduced to aid in social distancing. However, visitors will be able to see special exhibits including First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota’s Mainroom and Prince: Before the Rain, both of which have been extended to Jan. 3, 2021. The D’Amico Market House will be open for dining or take out and visitors can shop at the gift shop. 

 

  • Kids at weather exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul.Weather Exhibit
  • Iteractive play exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul.Exhibit offers interactive play opportunities
  • Girls playing in diner exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul.Playing Diner
  • Kds engaging in exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in Saint PaulExhibits encourage engagement
  • Girl standing next to map of the light rail displayed at the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul.The Light Rail Line
  • Giant Minnesota Post Card displayed at the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul.Minnesota Postcard

What's FREE at the Minnesota History Center?

Children ages 4 and under and Minnesota History Society members are always FREE. Museum admission is FREE for everyone from 3:00–8:00 pm every Tuesday.

In 2018, the FREE Irvine Gallery opened. This rotating exhibit explores community stories and issues affecting Minnesotans today. The 678-square foot space on the museum’s first floor will showcase MNHS-developed exhibits as well as exhibits created by outside organizations. Entrance to the Irvine Gallery is free, and the gallery will be open during regular History Center hours.

The Gale Family Library is dedicated to the history of Minnesota, and Minnesota family lineage. If you are interested in learning about your family or doing a research project, this library is a great resource. There is no fee to use the library. Keep in mind that the library is non-circulating, so you can't check the information out and return it.


This article originally published by Joy Peters - February 11, 2014

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