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Museum Visit

Each Minnesota History Center field trip includes a museum visit. Allow 1-2 hours in the museum to complete activities.


Scavenger hunt that helps students dig deeper into exhibit content.
Pre-K  |  1-2  |  3-4  |  5-6  | 7-9 |  10-12

Museum Marvels

Students take a photo of an object that is a "marvel" and turn it into a scrapbook page.
Pre-K  |  1-2  |  3-4  |  5-6  |  7-9  |  10-12


Students explore Grainland

Staff leads students (Grades K-5) in a 15-minute exploration of Grainland, tracing the journey of wheat, corn, and soybeans from farm to town to grain elevator. Climb through a replica grain elevator where bins and chutes are replaced with steps and slides and curving nooks and crannies. Available first come first serve, by appointment only. (30 students per 15-minute session.)

Summer Time Program

The Minnesota History Center is the perfect summer field trip destination! Register today for the Summer Time Program, developed especially for school age care groups.


Enhance your Field Trip

Play the Past

Students using their iPods in Play the Past

Explore the Then Now Wow exhibit with iPods loaded with the Play the Past mobile app. Pursue quests, earn badges and collect artifacts in a personal digital backpacks. Back in the classroom, build on your experience through individualized research and post-field trip project ideas.

Museum Lessons

Add fun and focus to your museum visit with a 50-minute classroom lesson. Connect students with the real stuff of history — documents, photos, objects and more!

  • Add $2 per person
  • Maximum 30 students per lesson.

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Two girls holding frozen pizza with box
Minnesota inventors have changed our state and nation
Students demonstrate sawing a tree
Become a lumberjack!
Children building with blocks
Find out how Minnesota’s inventors got their big ideas
Two girls wear accessories worn by immigrants
An immigrant’s trunk is packed with stories
Children sitting in a circle
Dakota life in the mid-nineteenth-century
Students holding furs
Explore how the beaver brought the global trade to Minnesota
Kids looking at artifacts inside a suitcase
Immigration in Minnesota, then and now
Girl in Civil War uniform
Meet the men of Minnesota’s First Infantry, Company K from the Civil War
Girl sitting in wash tub
Step into the shoes of a kid from Minnesota’s past