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Field Trips

Minnesota State Capitol

From its grand stairs to its chambers, the Capitol always has something to see. During the multi-year repair and restoration work of the State Capitol building, our hands-on education programs are suspended. The 45-minute general tour will continue to be available for school groups on a limited basis and is free with reservations. Please check back for updates.

Academic Standards: 

All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies.

Field Trip Options

State Capitol General Tour

Students explore the capitol's history, art and architecture. They see the chambers where government decisions are made and, weather permitting, visit the Quadriga (golden horses) on the roof of the capitol. Reservations are required for groups of 15 or more, and must be made two weeks in advance. 

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Homeschool Details: 45 minutes Cost: Free