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Field Trips

Minnesota History Center

Minnesota History Center

Located in downtown St. Paul, the History Center features innovative school programs and interactive exhibits including Then Now Wow; Sights, Sounds and Soul: Twin Cities Through the Lens of Charles Chamblis; Minnesota's Greatest Generation; Weather Permitting; and Toys of the '50s, '60 and '70s.



Field Trip Options

  • Museum Package
    Select from a variety of activities developed to help your students examine artifacts and uncover stories as they explore the History Center's exhibits. Allow 1 to 2 hours for this program package.
    Fee: $6 per student
  • Museum-Plus Package
    The Museum-Plus Package includes a 50-minute classroom lesson, plus a visit to the History Center's exhibits using one of the activities from the Museum Package. Our lessons bring students in contact with the real stuff of history – documents, photos, objects, and more. Allow 2 to 3 hours for this program package. Fee: $8 per student
    Museum Plus Lessons  By Topic  |  By Grade
  • Play the Past -  Add to Your Museum Package Field Trip
    Students will explore the Then Now Wow exhibit using iPods provided by the Minnesota History Center that are loaded with the Play the Past mobile application. The app encourages students to solve problems and "collect" digital artifacts by scanning QR codes throughout the exhibit, allowing students to personalize their experience. The items collected are then stored in the students' "digital backpacks" to be accessed online back in the classroom for further study and post-field trip projects.