Hours and Admission

Museum hours

January 29 – December 31, 2024

Wednesday10:00 am–4:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am–8:00 pm
Friday10:00 am–4:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am–4:00 pm

Museum admission


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

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Museums for All (Free Admission)

Museums on Us (Card Holder Offer)

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2024 Holiday schedule


  • Juneteenth, 10:00 am–4:00 pm (June 19, 2024)
  • Independence Day 10:00 am–4:00 pm (July 4, 2024)
  • Day after Thanksgiving, 10:00 am–4:00 pm (November 29, 2024)
  • The last week of December: 
    • Open Monday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm (December 30, 2024)
    • New Year's Eve, 10:00 am–4:00 pm (December 31, 2024)
    • Open regular hours January 1–4, 2025


  • New Year's Day (January 1, 2024)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 15, 2024)
  • Presidents' Day (February 19, 2024)
  • Easter (March 31, 2024)
  • Memorial Day (May 27, 2024)
  • Labor Day (September 2, 2024)
  • Veterans Day (November 11, 2024)
  • Thanksgiving (November 28, 2024)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24, 2024)
  • ​Christmas (December 25, 2024)

Gale Family Library

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

Library hours

Thursday10:00 am–4:00 pm
Friday10:00 am–4:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am–4:00 pm

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.