Ticket price includes admission to all History Center exhibits.

Featured exhibits

First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom.

First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom

Now – May 3, 2020

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

Prince before the rain exhibit.

Prince: Before the Rain

Opens September 21, 2019

View captivating images of Prince taken by Allen Beaulieu from the late 1970s into the early 1980s, charting the musician's progression from rising star to superstar.

Upcoming exhibits

Title image for Our Home exhibit.

Our Home: Native Minnesota

Opens December 7, 2019

View historic and contemporary photographs, maps, and artifacts and learn how Minnesota's Native communities have retained cultural practices, teachings and values, and an essential connection to home.


She Voted exhibit.

She Voted: Her Fight, Our Right

Opens September 2020

Learn about the Minnesota women who shifted the political landscape before and after the passage of the 19th Amendment.

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!