We’re updating the lighting in the museum to be more safe and efficient! Please note when the following exhibits will be closed:
- Then Now Wow – Closed June 13–July 5
- Minnesota's Greatest Generation and Weather Permitting – Closed July 5–31
- Our Home: Native Minnesota – Closed August 1–28
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.
The game is afoot, but all is not what it seems! Step into Victorian London and test your powers of observation as you work alongside the world’s most famous detective.
Also on view
Also on view
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.
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!
Ride out the 1965 Fridley tornado in a basement, learn about the Minneapolis Weatherball, play with the power of wind, and discover how Minnesotans have coped with the weather’s highs and lows.