Choose Your Options: Minnesota History Center

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Museum visit

Each Minnesota History Center field trip includes a museum visit. Allow 1-2 hours in the museum to complete activities.


Scavenger hunt that helps students dig deeper into exhibit content.
Pre-K (PDF)  |  1-2 (PDF)  |  3-4 (PDF)  |  5-6 (PDF)  | 7-12 (PDF)


Staff leads students (grades K-5) in a 15-minute exploration of Grainland, tracing the journey of wheat, corn and soybeans from farm to town to grain elevator. Climb through a replica grain elevator where bins and chutes are replaced with steps and slides and curving nooks and crannies. Available first come first serve, by appointment only.

Enhance your field trip

Museum lessons

Add fun and focus to your museum visit with a classroom lesson. Connect students with the real stuff of history — documents, photos, objects and more!

  • Add $2 per person
  • Maximum 30 students per lesson
  • All lessons are 50 minutes

Summer time program

The Minnesota History Center is the perfect summer field trip destination! Register today for the Summer Time Program, developed especially for school age care groups. (June-August)

  • Historic Games! Children play games from the Great Depression in this 25-minute outdoor program. Please note: Historic Games are outdoors, weather permitting.
  • Grades K-6
  • Add $2 per person
  • 2 – 3 hours

Minnesota History Center

345 West Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55102
View on map | Bus directions and parking


  • $6 per student
  • +$2 per lesson per student
  • $60-$100 minimum group fee (depending on program)
  • District staff FREE
  • One free adult per five students. Additional chaperones invoiced at student rate.

Billing information

No payment will be accepted the day of the field trip. All schools will be invoiced after their trip. For more information see our Program Policies.

Cancellation fee

Cancellations must be received 14 days before your trip. See our Program Policies. Contact us at 1-888-387-5008 if you need to reschedule.


Check out the current exhibits

Museum lessons details

Academic standards

All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies.