Hours and Admission

Tickets are timed-entry. Please arrive promptly to reduce overcrowding, and bring your printed or electronic ticket to the ticketing desk to get your wristband. Limited walk-up tickets are available and must be purchased before 3:00 pm. The museum closes at 4:00 pm. 

Museum hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am–4:00 pm

Museum admission

Please buy your tickets in advance online or through the box office at 651-259-3015. Tickets are timed-entry.

Adult $12
Seniors ages 65+
Active military
College students
Children ages 5–17 $8
Children age 4 and under Free
MNHS members Free
Blue Star Families
(Armed Forces Day–Labor Day)
Free (On-site only)

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History-Connects (Reduced Admission)

Museums on Us (Card Holder Offer)

2021 Holiday schedule


  • Easter, 11:00 am–4:00 pm (April 4, 2021)
  • Independence Day, 11:00 am–4:00 pm (July 4, 2021)
  • Veterans Day, 10:00 am–4:00 pm (November 11, 2021)
  • Day after Thanksgiving, 10:00 am–4:00 pm (November 26, 2021)
  • Christmas Eve, 10:00 am–2:00 pm (December 24, 2021)
  • New Year's Eve, 10:00 am–4:00 pm (December 31, 2021)
  • New Year's Day 2022, 10:00 am–4:00 pm (January 1, 2022)


  • Memorial Day (May 31, 2021)
  • Independence Day, observed (July 5, 2021)
  • Labor Day (September 6, 2021)
  • Thanksgiving (November 25, 2021)
  • ​Christmas (December 25, 2021)

Gale Family Library

The library has limited on-site research appointments available. Distance services are also available. Details.

Group tickets

Group visits are unavailable until further notice. Please contact the box office at 651-259-3015 with any questions.

Special offers

Museums on Us

One free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders the first full weekend of every month. Bring your card and picture ID.