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

Tue 10 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
Closed Monday (Open Monday Holidays, 10 am-5 pm)
Museum Holiday Hours

Library Hours

Tue 9 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 9 am-4 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
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Admission

  • $11 adults
  • $9 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $9 active military w/ID
  • $6 children ages 6-17
  • Free Tuesdays 5-8 pm
  • Free for children age 5 and under and  MNHS members.
     

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651-259-3000
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Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s

On view through Jan. 4, 2015
 
Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, '60s and '70s capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory and history. The stories of the kids who played with these toys, the adults who bought them, the child-rearing experts who judged them and the people who invented them, reflect the rhythms of American life. Experience the toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring the decades back to life. 
 
See all of the upcoming Toys events!
 
Purchase the companion book, published by the MHS Press and written by senior exhibit developer Kate Roberts and senior curator Adam Scher of the Minnesota Historical Society.
 
 

American Flyer train set, A. C. Gilbert Company Big Wheel, Louis Marx and Company The Game of Cootie, Schaper Toys Easy-Bake Oven, Kenner Julia doll, Mattel LEGO bricks Mouse Trap, Ideal Pet Rock, Gary Dahl