Featured exhibits

Charles Schulz.

The Life & Art of Charles M. Schulz

July 22, 2023 - June 9, 2024

Explore Schulz’s personal history and his role as the inspiration and artistic talent behind Peanuts and its beloved cast of characters. Follow Schulz from his Minnesota roots to his life in California and track the development of the characters that make up the unique world of Peanuts. 

ROS opening

Reframing Our Stories

From a decades-old box of photographs simply labeled "Indians," came the idea for a powerful new exhibit. Inside the box were dozens of pictures of Native community members, organizations, activities, and events that are relevant today. Now in the hands of Indigenous community members, those photos have new meaning. 

Our Home: Native Minnesota.

Our Home: Native Minnesota

View historic and contemporary photographs, maps, and artifacts and learn how Minnesota's Native communities have retained cultural practices, teachings and values, and an essential connection to home.

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow Exhibit.

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

February 3 - June 9, 2024

This exhibit follows the journey of Black advancement from the end of the Civil War through World War I in the face of opposition from many white Americans. 

Also on view

Minnesota's Greatest Generation.

Minnesota's Greatest Generation

Board a C-47 and join a combat flight on D-Day, get behind the counter of a 1930s soda fountain, view classic film clips in a vaudeville theater, pack WWII ammunition shells, and step into the stories of an inspiring generation.

Then Now Wow.

Then Now Wow

Blast for iron ore, crawl into a tipi, plow a field, visit a sod home, board a street car, trade at the fur post, sing in a box car, discover all the parts of a buffalo, and so much more in this action-packed exhibit. Fun for kids of all ages!

Weather Permitting.

Weather Permitting

Ride out the 1965 Fridley tornado in a basement, learn about the Minneapolis Weatherball, play with the power of wind, and discover how Minnesotans have coped with the weather’s highs and lows.



Kids love to climb and slide through the chutes of this model grain elevator as they learn about the journey of soy and corn from farm field to town.