Minnesota History Center, Saint Paul

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#2 of 12 in Museums in Saint Paul
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  • I learned so much looking at all the displays. Everything was very nicely done. There was a great section on The Penumbra Theater that I really enjoyed.  more »
  • My former college roommate and I (Macalester College 1969-1973) visited the 1968 Exhibit at the History Center. It’s here for another year and I highly recommend it. It brought us back to our senior y...  more »
  • We enjoyed the 1968 exhibit, especially the multi-player music trivia game. There was also a nice but small Native American exhibit.  more »
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  • I love this place. The exhibits are always so well done. They tend to be interactive, which is engaging for all ages. The museum is a beautiful space, and do not sleep on the museum store! They sell really great quintessential Minnesota items, and the bookstore side is first class. The ethnic studies collection is first rate, more voluminous than several of the independent bookstores I've shopped in town.
  • Beautiful marble and stone building. We went to the museum. There were several fun and we'll put together exhibits, sharing a lot of Minnesota history, from pioneer times to today. There was much more here than I expected. Gift shops with a large variety of Minnesota based goods and a clean, modern Cafe with many food and beverage options. I look forward to coming back!
  • Very well done exhibits with lots of opportunities for kids to play. The history was thorough and interesting. We spent 3 hours exploring and had a great time. My 5 and 7 year old were entertained.
  • We had a wonderful time at the Minnesota History Center this afternoon! The exhibits are excellent and the Center itself is very modern and well maintained. The attention to detail in the exhibits is remarkable. Little touches like the window and the use of the radios in the Get to the Basement exhibit, the subtle cues in the Open House display—all little things that help to add much more depth than what you’d see somewhere else. I can’t recommend it enough!
  • I didn't exactly know what was inside. There's a lot of kids interactive things. That would also explain the two school buses parked outside and a lot of kids running around. I really enjoyed the section of fifty years ago, since I'm fifty. Great place for both kids and adults just, be ready if you see school buses outside.
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