Hours and Admission

Museum hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed*
Wednesday Closed*
Thursday 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am–4:00 pm

*The Minnesota History Center will be open 10:00 am–4:00 pm on Tuesday, December 28, and Wednesday, December 29.

Museum admission

Please buy your tickets in advance online or through the box office at 651-259-3015.
 

  Cost
Adult $12
Seniors ages 65+
Veterans
Active military
College students
$10
Children ages 5–17 $8
Children age 4 and under Free
MNHS members Free
Blue Star Families
(Armed Forces Day–Labor Day)
Free (On-site only)

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History-Connects (Reduced Admission)

Museums on Us (Card Holder Offer)

2021 Holiday schedule

Open

  • Easter, 11:00 am–4:00 pm (April 4, 2021)
  • Independence Day, 11:00 am–4:00 pm (July 4, 2021)
  • Veterans Day, 10:00 am–4:00 pm (November 11, 2021)
  • Day after Thanksgiving, 10:00 am–4:00 pm (November 26, 2021)
  • Christmas Eve, 10:00 am–2:00 pm (December 24, 2021)
  • The week after Christmas: Open Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm (December 28–31, 2021)
  • New Year's Day 2022, 10:00 am–4:00 pm (January 1, 2022)

Closed

  • Memorial Day (May 31, 2021)
  • Independence Day, observed (July 5, 2021)
  • Labor Day (September 6, 2021)
  • Thanksgiving (November 25, 2021)
  • ​Christmas (December 25, 2021)

Gale Family Library

The library has limited on-site research appointments available. Distance services are also available. Details.

Group tickets

Group visits are unavailable until further notice. Please contact the box office at 651-259-3015 with any questions.

Special offers

Museums on Us

One free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders the first full weekend of every month. Bring your card and picture ID.