Minnesota History Center

Where Minnesota history lives

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Museum hours

Wednesday10:00 am–4:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am–8:00 pm
Friday10:00 am–4:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am–4:00 pm
All hours

Museum admission

Adult: $15   
Seniors ages 65+, Veterans, Active military, College students: $12   
Children ages 5–17: $8   
Children age 4 and under: Free   
MNHS members: Free   
Blue Star Families (Armed Forces Day–Labor Day): Free (On-site only)   

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Getting here

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.   
St. Paul, MN 55102   

The parking lot at the Minnesota History Center is available to building visitors, members, and the general public when spaces are available. Enter from Kellogg Boulevard.

Daily parking is $6. Members receive a discounted rate of $4 when they show their card.

Map & directions

What to see and do

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    Visit exhibits that feature experiences for all ages — from active discovery for children, to timely cultural explorations that enrich your perspective.
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    The museum store features a wide selection of Minnesota-inspired products, gifts, jewelry, and books — including the full catalog of MNHS Press.
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    Whether your event is black-tie or casual, the History Center is a spectacular setting for your special celebration or corporate gathering.
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    Library and collections.
    The Gale Family Library is open for on-site research by appointment. Distance services are available.
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    Stay energized during your visit to the History Center with a delicious meal or snack at Market House Grab-n-Go.
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    More things to see.
    Gather in the community spaces, take a photo in front of a larger-than-life postcard, and so much more!
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    Scouts and youth groups.
    When youth groups come to visit, they’ll receive an introduction from museum staff and self-guided time in the exhibits.
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    Field trips.
    School groups have a rich, educational experience with hands-on fun along the way.

Featured exhibits

The Life & Art of Charles M. Schulz

July 22, 2023 - June 9, 2024
Explore Schulz’s personal history and his role as the inspiration and artistic talent behind Peanuts and its beloved cast of characters. Follow Schulz from his Minnesota roots to his life in California and track the development of the characters that make up the unique world of Peanuts. 

Reframing Our Stories

October 21, 2023 - October 31, 2025
Witness the resilience and strength of Minnesota’s Native communities through stories reframed by their own words, experiences, and perspectives.

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

February 3 - June 9, 2024
This exhibit follows the journey of Black advancement from the end of the Civil War through World War I in the face of opposition from many white Americans. 

Upcoming special events