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Minnesota History Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Love their special exhibits as well as the rest of the museum

We started coming to this museum only a few years ago and have been there a few times a year ever... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Always something of interest there. I still have to get there to see 1968.

Go for the exhibition. Enjoy the food and gift shop. Then stay and research your family’s history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We started coming to this museum only a few years ago and have been there a few times a year ever since. We loved the 1968 exhibit as it spoke to a time we remember well and it told a great story about all of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go for the exhibition. Enjoy the food and gift shop. Then stay and research your family’s history in the library b

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to bring kids of all ages, and there are wonderful exhibits. My young kids love the playground in the winter, and love the tornado exhibit as well. Definitely a great place to visit over and over

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaurenG2069
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we visited this place on our first day of our trip. the whole thing is beautifully built and well structured. you get know more about the history of Minnesota. if you are around will surely recommend, it will be worth it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MarthaJoseph234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being of a certain age, this special exhibit took me back to the year of chaos that was 1968. We enjoyed the music quiz and the videos/ interviews from people that lived the events. It took us back. We also enjoyed the Somalian exhibit also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brian H
Reviewed December 1, 2018

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 November 19, 2018

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
Thank chandni21
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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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|
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December 29, 2014|
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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?