MN History Center

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

*Please be advised that April and May are very busy months with school groups before 2 p.m.


Tuesday: 10 am-8 pm 
Wednesday: 10 am-5 pm
Thursday: 10 am-5 pm
Friday: 10 am-5 pm
Saturday: 10 am-5 pm
Sunday: Noon-5 pm
Monday: Closed

Open Monday holidays year round, 10 am-5 pm
Museum holiday hours

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Tuesday: 9 am-8 pm
Wednesday: 9 am-4 pm
Thursday: 9 am-4 pm
Friday: 9 am-4 pm
Saturday: 9 am-4 pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed

Library Holiday Hours

Free admission



2018 May 17


Scouts & Youth Groups

Youth Groups

Open House

  • Youth groups include scouts, daycares, before and after school programs, pre-schools and other youth organizations.
  • Youth group rates are $6 per person (children and adult chaperones) for groups of 10 or more. Regular admission rates apply for smaller groups. Discount coupons, Minnesota Historical Society memberships, and Sixth Grade Minnesota History Passes are not valid for youth groups.
  • Visits include an introduction from museum staff and self-guided time in the exhibits with a museum activity. Grainland time can be scheduled. Brown bag lunchroom space is not available on evenings and weekends.


Tours must be booked two weeks in advance to receive group rate. Additions or group cancellations must be made at least two weeks before scheduled visit. 
To register or for more information, call 1-888-387-5008 or request a field trip online

Museum Package
Select one of these activities to help your students examine artifacts and uncover stories in the History Center’s museum exhibits. Teachers and chaperones work with small groups of students to facilitate each activity. See more information on the Museum Package.

Please allow 1-2 hours in the museum to complete activities.

  • Explore 
    Students become “history detectives” and dig deeper into exhibit themes and content when they answer questions using our Explore! booklets. Each student receives an illustrated booklet with questions and activities that guide and encourage interaction with the exhibits. Chaperones and teachers are provided with answer keys to help them facilitate discussion.


  • Now on Display!
    Take on the role of an exhibit curator! Students are given a booklet to help them create their own museum. Using different organizing themes, students explore the exhibits to find items that will fit into a museum of their own. Students answer questions that help them describe and interpret the items they have selected and explain how they fit into their museum.