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The State Museum at the Heritage Center is temporarily closed for renovation. Watch for the first phase of new exhibits to open in 2014.

If there is a specific object you would like to see, you may want to call ahead (701.328.2666) to make sure it is available.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Heritage Center expansion.

Exhibits Update

gallery entrance door in the Heritage Center Expansion

The State Museum is temporarily closed. Currently open during the expansion are the Museum Store, State Archives, and State Historical Society of North Dakota staff and Foundation offices. New areas will be opening in stages.

When the Heritage Center expansion project is complete on November 2, 2014, you'll enjoy 39,000 feet of museum space—nearly double the original gallery size! We're excited to be able to display more from our collections and tell the story of North Dakota in greater depth.

Four new galleries will expand upon the history of North Dakota and its people, from the time when dinosaurs ruled through today’s emerging industries. We invite you to find what inspires you.

Completion is scheduled for Nov. 2, 2014, North Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood.

Gallery Glimpses

Permanent exhibits in three new galleries will trace North Dakota history from the geologic past of 600 million years ago through the present day:

Governors Gallery

The new Governors Gallery will feature traveling exhibits.

The Treehouse

The Treehouse will introduce pre-school through third-grade visitors to the museum world.

612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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Museum Store: 8am - 5pm M-F; Sat. & Sun. 10am - 5pm.
State Archives: 8am - 4:30pm., M-F, except state holidays, and 2nd Sat. of each month, 10am - 4:30 pm.
State Historical Society offices: 8am - 5pm M-F, except state holidays.

Contact Us:
phone: (701) 328-2666
fax: (701) 328-3710