Hours and Admission

July 1 – December 31, 2022

Day Hours
Monday Closed*
Tuesday Closed*
Wednesday 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am–8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am–4:00 pm

*The Minnesota History Center will be open 10:00 am–4:00 pm on December 26 & 27, 2022.

Museum admission

 

  Cost
Adult $12
Seniors ages 65+
Veterans
Active military
College students
$10
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)

2022 Holiday schedule

Open

  • New Year's Day, 10:00 am–4:00 pm (January 1, 2022)
  • Easter, 11:00 am–4:00 pm (April 17, 2022)
  • Veterans Day, 10:00 am–4:00 pm (November 11, 2022)
  • Day after Thanksgiving, 10:00 am–4:00 pm (November 25, 2022)
  • Christmas Eve, 10:00 am–2:00 pm (December 24, 2022)
  • Monday & Tuesday after Christmas, open 10:00 am–4:00 pm (December 26 & 27, 2022)
  • New Year's Eve, 10:00 am–4:00 pm (December 31, 2022)
  • New Year's Day 2023, 11:00 am–4:00 pm (January 1, 2023)

Closed

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 17, 2022)
  • Presidents' Day (February 21, 2022)
  • Memorial Day (May 30, 2022)
  • Independence Day (July 4, 2022)
  • Labor Day (September 5, 2022)
  • Thanksgiving (November 24, 2022)
  • ​Christmas (December 25, 2022)

Gale Family Library

The library is open for both advance and walk-in research appointments, and distance services are also available. Details.

Library hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Advanced appointments are recommended, but not required. Library admission is free.

Please visit the Gale Family Library website for holidays and special hours.

Field trips

Call 1-888-387-5008 or use the field trip request form to schedule.

Special offers

6th Grade Minnesota History Pass

Find out how your 6th grader can visit MNHS sites free with a 6th Grade Minnesota History Pass.

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.