Special Exhibits

Milky Way.

Spirits Dancing: Photographs of the Night Sky by Travis Novitsky

April 10 – May 31, 2024

The night sky has enchanted humans for millennia. We marvel at the wonder of the aurora, the glory of the Milky Way, and the peace that comes from stargazing.

Travis Novitsky captures these marvels in this exhibit of 15 photographs featured in the new book from the Minnesota Historical Society Press. In Spirits Dancing: The Night Sky, Indigenous Knowledge, and Living Connections to the Cosmos, Novitsky’s photos are paired with insights from astrophysicist Annette S. Lee.

The book reveals how the union of Western science and Indigenous knowledge enriches understanding of our place in the universe.

The exhibit is included with regular site admission during regular museum hours through May 31, 2024.