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Minnesota History Center

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Best Field Trip, EVER!

The Minnesota History Center is the absolute best field trip I have ever taken with my students... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Duluth, Minnesota
interesting look at Minnesota culture

I am not from MN, but I was visiting one weekend and decided to come here. It was more interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stuttgart, Germany
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An interactive museum with both permanent and changing exhibits, the Minnesota History Center hosts concerts, lectures, family days and other special events throughout the year. The building is also home to the Minnesota Historical Society library...more
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345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
+1 651-296-6126
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Minnesota History Center is the absolute best field trip I have ever taken with my students! The exhibits are fun and educational. The classes fit our Minnesota standards. Best of all, the kids LOVE it! I recommend a ratio of 2/3 kids per adult...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not from MN, but I was visiting one weekend and decided to come here. It was more interesting than I expected! The place isn't terribly big (in my opinion), but it is jam-packed with information so you can spend a lot of time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

This gave you a view of Minnesota’s early to contemporary history. Many interactive displays. The special community exhibits are well thought out and enlightening. The library is a good place to do historical research. The bookstore carries many publications from the Minnesota Historical Society which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

My husband and I have been to the History center several times, but the most engaging exhibit we have seen is "1968". It is presented in a way as though you are actually in that time; experiencing the news and events as they unfold. I...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Nancy W
Reviewed October 20, 2018

We viewed the 1968 exhibit as 60 yr old folks and what a flashback..esp the volunteer exhibiting women "requiring dresses" for school attire (I remember that as a female) and the quiz on famous 1968 songs.... We joined the MN Historical Society immediately after viewing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

A total time capsule of life in 1968. Moving and intense, in a good way. See this exhibit before it leaves St. Paul!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank HaveSoles
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The center has clear interactive displays portraying the history of Minnesota including accounts of life of early settlers and of the appalling treatment of the Native American population. There are also other exhibitions, including when I was there a striking display on the US in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Martin20954
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

The MHC has a good selection of exhibits. Yet they could go more in depth. There are exhibits that interest children. The staff is professional and friendly. Visitors need 2 - 3 hours to visit the MHC.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrew B
Reviewed September 24, 2018

The MHC was a real treat! I had not idea how well done it was. There were two exhibits that we really enjoyed. One was 1968 and and the other was the Somalies history in Minnesota. Both were so well done. The 1968 exhibit made...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Downpat
Reviewed September 18, 2018

The History Center is a really impressive building and just impresses more as you wander round. There are so many interactive displays giving you a taste of things from experiencing a tornado from your cellar to life as a settler in the 1860s to being...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Carly F
November 18, 2015|
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Response from americantraveller74 | Reviewed this property |
I think that you would need to speak directly to the museum itself for any availability. I would have no way of knowing what they could offer. Sorry!
Steve K
April 8, 2015|
Response from MNHCSP |
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December 29, 2014|
Response from MNHCSP |
I don't know, but Saint Paul, Minnesota, where we are located, is about as far from any ocean as you can get and still be in a major North American urban area! This might be a question for a different museum?