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
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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 Apr 15


Museum Theater

Throughout the year, the Minnesota History Center offers special short plays and performances that highlight exhibit stories and themes. Don't miss these opportunities to experience some of the stories, drama and emotions of a different time.

Now Playing: Stubby's Story
Tuesday through Friday at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm through August 18, 2017.

Hear the story of heroic WWI dog, Sergeant Stubby, and see a performance with an incredible marionette version of him!  

Stubby, the most decorated dog of World War I, experienced 17 major battles on the Western Front over 18 months. Even after being hospitalized for mustard gas and injured by a German grenade, he proved an invaluable compatriot. Stubby could warn of mustard gas attacks, hear incoming missiles before the men, and find wounded soldiers. At one point, he caught a German spy hiding in the bushes, for which he was promoted to Sergeant, the only dog to have such a position in the US Army at that time.


Other performances you may see throughout the year: 

Tall Tales of Paul Bunyan
written and directed by Beth Gilleland
Sit for a spell and hear stories of Minnesota’s biggest best friends – Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox!
Streetcar Time Machine
written by Melanie Wehrmacher,  directed by Craig Johnson
The Amazing Adventures of Stuart Lindman
Written by Joseph Scrimshaw, directed by Craig Johnson
Grasshopper Plague!
written and directed by Beth Gilleland
featuring Shawn Hoffman
A farming couple in the 1870’s is having their photo taken when the grasshoppers arrive. Hear how they survived the "Grasshopper Plague!"
Parachute Silk
written by Carson Kreitzer
directed by Craig Johnson
featuring Laurel Armstrong, Daisy Skarning, and EJ Subkoviak
Look in on a conversation between two women during World War II as they discuss love, marriage and the waste and sacrifice of war.