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MN History Center

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
Library Holiday Hours

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.
     

Contact

651-259-3000
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Museum Package

Guide your museum exploration: Select one of the following

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. 

Timeframe: Allow 1-2 hours in the museum to complete activities.

Fee: $6 per student. (One free adult per five students. $6 per additional adult.)

Request your field trip time now!
 

EXPLORE!
BECOME A HISTORY CENTER DETECTIVE.
Students will 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.

Student booklets are available in six different grade levels: Pre-K, 1-2,  3-4, 5-6, 7-9 and 10-12

MUSEUM MARVELS!
TAKE A PICTURE & MAKE A SCRAPBOOK.
While exploring the museum, each student seeks out one object or item that is interesting, unusual, or truly a “marvel” to him or her. Chaperones are provided with cameras to take photos of the students next to their favorite things. Students put the photo on a scrapbook page and answer questions about their object and about the day’s museum adventures. Past participants have used the pages to make a class book or to decorate school hallways.   
Availability of this program is restricted due to a limited number of cameras.

Student scrapbook pages are available in six different grade levels: Pre–K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-9 and 10-12

NOW ON DISPLAY!
DESIGN YOUR OWN MUSEUM.
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.

Student booklets are available in six different grade levels: Pre-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-9 and 10-12

Request your field trip now!

Add more to your museum visit for free: Schedule the following

Want to dig even deeper into the History Center Museum?  Add these staff facilitated activities in the museum to enrich your visit. 

GRAINLAND
BECOME WHEAT AND CORN! 
Staff will lead students in a 15 minute exploration of Grainland that traces the journey of wheat and corn from farm to town to grain elevator. Students will enjoy climbing through a replica grain elevator where bins and chutes are replaced with steps and slides and curving nooks and crannies to explore. Hop into the vintage 1900 farmer's wagon loaded with grain for market, or step into an authentic 24-ton Soo Line boxcar. 
Grainland Policy
Limited availablility - reserve your time today!