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 5–29
- Our Home: Native Minnesota – Closed August 1–28
Embracing themes that are as relevant today as they were 75 years ago, Righting a Wrong looks at immigration, prejudice, civil rights, heroism, and what it means to be an American.
The collections of the Minnesota Historical Society include more than 7,000 works of art—and counting. Art Speaks reveals the stories of paintings, sculptures, photos, and more collected over the past 15 years. What do these works say about their makers, about us, and about Minnesota?
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.
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.