Minnesota History Center

Where Minnesota history lives

Get tickets

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

Food truck schedule

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)   

Become an MNHS member!   
Museums for All (Free Admission) 
Museums on Us (Card Holder Offer)

Get tickets

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

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

Featured exhibit

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.

Upcoming special events