A girl holding a directional fan standing in front of a cloth tornado and damaged house.

Weather Permitting

Now on view at Minnesota History Center

Ticket price includes admission to all Minnesota History Center exhibits. MNHS Members get in free.


A celebration of what makes the Bold North uniquely bold! See for yourself why the weather is a favorite topic of conversation among Minnesotans, and exactly how we not only embrace the infamous weather, but have fun with it.

A display of mannequins with winter attire typical of Minnesota winters.

Whether it’s the season of clean, crisp winter winds or colorful, damp summer breezes, Minnesotans know how to thrive in the temperamental climate of the upper Midwest.

Weather Permitting brings Minnesota's theater of seasons to life, illustrating the ways its citizens cope with perpetual highs and lows as they dress for, play in, battle, talk about, and survive the weather. An array of environmental settings and cleverly clothed mannequins from the MNHS collections present the ordeals, rituals, and memories of Minnesota weather, now and throughout history.