Minnesota History Center

Wide view of the Minnesota History Center under a blue sky.

Where Minnesota history lives

Exterior view of the Minnesota History Center under a blue sky.

Where Minnesota history lives

Through inspiring exhibits, thought-provoking programs, live performances, and action-packed discovery, the History Center feeds your curiosity about Minnesota’s stories, people, and places.

Man and little boy take notes in an exhibit.

Featured exhibit

First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom.
First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom.

Upcoming exhibit

Prince before the rain exhibit. Opens September 21.
Prince: Before the Rain exhibit opens September 21, 2019.

Upcoming special events

"Prince: Before the Rain" Exhibit Opening

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sat., Sep 21, 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free

Nonviolence Day - Celebrating the Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi on His 150th Birthday

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sun., Sep 29, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free, registration required
First Tuesdays/First Avenue

Prince Panel Discussion with Allen Beaulieu, Dez Dickerson & Kevin Cole

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Tue., Oct 1, 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

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