Hours and Admission

Museum hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am–8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday Noon–5:00 pm

Museum admission is free from 3:00–8:00 pm on Tuesdays.

Museum admission

  Cost
Adult $12
Seniors ages 65+
Veterans and active military
College students
$10
Children ages 5–17 $6
Children age 4 and under Free
MNHS members Free

History-Connects (Reduced Admission)

Museums on Us (Card Holder Offer)

Gale Family Library

View library hours. Library admission is free.

2018 Holiday schedule

Open

  • New Year's Day (January 1, 2018)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 15, 2018)
  • Presidents' Day (February 19, 2018)
  • Easter (April 1, 2018)
  • Memorial Day (May 28, 2018)
  • Independence Day (July 4, 2018)
  • Labor Day (September 3, 2018)
  • Veterans Day (November 11, 2018)
  • Day after Thanksgiving (November 23, 2018)
  • Day after Christmas (December 26, 2018)
  • New Year's Eve (December 31, 2018)

Closed

  • Veterans Day observed (November 12, 2018)
  • Thanksgiving (November 22, 2018)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24, 2018)
  • Christmas Day (December 25, 2018)

2019 Holiday schedule

  • Open Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 10:00 am–5:00 pm (January 21, 2019)
  • Open Presidents' Day, 10:00 am–5:00 pm (February 18, 2019)
  • Open Easter, Noon–5:00 pm (April 21, 2019)
  • ​Open Memorial Day, 10:00 am–5:00 pm (May 27, 2019)
  • Open Independence Day, 10:00 am–5:00 pm (July 4, 2019)
  • Open Labor Day, 10:00 am–5:00 pm (September 2, 2019)
  • Closed all other holidays

Group tickets

Group rates are available in advance for groups of 10 or more. Call 651-259-3003 or email grouptickets@mnhs.org to reserve.

Youth groups

Special offers

6th Grade Minnesota History Pass

Find out how your 6th grader can visit MNHS sites free with a 6th Grade Minnesota History Pass.

Veterans and active military

Veterans and active military receive free admission with ID on Veterans Day.

Museums on Us

One free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders the first full weekend of every month. Bring your card and picture ID.