Museum

Ticket price includes admission to all History Center exhibits.


Featured exhibit

Somalis + Minnesota.

Somalis + Minnesota

Now – June 9, 2019

Explore powerful objects, photos, and stories of the Somali American community and their history — from baadiye to Mogadishu to Somali life in Minnesota today.

Community exhibit

States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories.

States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories

November 20, 2018–February 18, 2019
FREE — No museum admission required

This traveling exhibit explores the roots of mass incarceration in our own communities to open a national dialogue on what should happen next.

Also on view

Minnesota's Greatest Generation.

Minnesota's Greatest Generation

Board a C-47 and join a combat flight on D-Day, get behind the counter of a 1930s soda fountain, view classic film clips in a vaudeville theater, pack WWII ammunition shells, and step into the stories of an inspiring generation.

Then Now Wow.

Then Now Wow

Blast for iron ore, crawl into a tipi, plow a field, visit a sod home, board a street car, trade at the fur post, sing in a box car, discover all the parts of a buffalo, and so much more in this action-packed exhibit. Fun for kids of all ages!

Upcoming exhibits

The First Avenue Exhibit.

First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom

Opens May 4, 2019

Your all-access pass to the stars, the shows, and the stories of a legendary club that put Minnesota music on the map.