Visitor Center

The visitor center is open for restroom use and on-site ticket purchases. Drinking fountains and bottle fillers are not available – please bring your own water.

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Learning Kitchen

The Learning Kitchen is temporarily closed.

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Visit the museum store for unique toys, books, and gifts for all ages. 


The Kelley Farm's new visitor center has LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Building highlights include geothermal heating and cool systems, fuel-efficient vehicle charging stations, and a stormwater system that captures and treats water runoff.


MNHS appreciates the donors whose generosity allows us to welcome more Minnesotans in several new visitor center spaces:

  • Minnesota Farmer’s Hall, made possible by the Davis Family
  • The Learning Kitchen, made possible by a gift from the Page family
  • The Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Education Wing
  • Jim & Pam Deal Classroom
  • Land O’Lakes Classroom