Hours and Admission

Spring field trip season is here! Visit weekdays after 2:00 pm to avoid the crowds, or call ahead to see what to expect.

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

Adult $12
Seniors ages 65+
Active military*
College students
Children ages 5–17 $6
Children age 4 and under Free
MNHS members Free
*Blue Star Families 
(May 18 - September 2, 2019)
(On site only)

History-Connects (Reduced Admission)

Museums on Us (Card Holder Offer)

Gale Family Library

View library hours. Library admission is free.

2019 Holiday Schedule


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


  • New Year's Day (January 1, 2019)
  • Veterans Day (November 11, 2019)
  • Thanksgiving (November 28, 2019)
  • ​Christmas (December 25, 2019)

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.

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.