Visitor Center

Begin your day at the new visitor center.

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Introduction

Watch an immersive film on a 30-foot screen with a fresh take on food, farming, and Oliver Kelley, an innovator who changed farming forever.

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Learning Kitchen

Stop in during the Make & Taste activity, or find an event to explore how food gets from farm to table.

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Shop

Visit the museum store for unique toys, books, and gifts for all ages. 

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Orientation

Regular orientation walks leave from the Visitor Center’s back porch.

Sustainability

The Kelley Farm's new visitor center has LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Building highlights include geothermal heating and cool systems, fuel-efficient vehicle charging stations, and a stormwater system that captures and treats water runoff.

Donors

MNHS appreciates the donors whose generosity allows us to welcome more Minnesotans in several new visitor center spaces:

  • Minnesota Farmer’s Hall, made possible by the Davis Family
  • The Learning Kitchen, made possible by a gift from the Page family
  • The Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Education Wing
  • Jim & Pam Deal Classroom
  • Land O’Lakes Classroom