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The State Museum at the Heritage Center is open! Experience the first two museum galleries. :. The remaining galleries will open Nov. 2, 2014, our grand opening and North Dakota’s 125th anniversary.

The new east front doors and parking lot are now open! You can now enter through the Northern Lights Atrium!

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Exhibits Update - Treehouse


It will be a museum space designed especially for children. The Treehouse will introduce pre-school through third-grade visitors to the museum world. Scaled in size just for them, the entertaining hands-on activities will also relate to exhibits in other areas of the State Museum.

Located on the mezzanine above the Missouri River Events Center, this glass-enclosed exhibit will invite children to discover and explore North Dakota life, past and present. The Treehouse will open in 2015.

The Treehouse will feature its namesake, a child-sized tree house children can climb into for a bird’s-eye view of the area before sliding down to a variety of exhibits:

  • Treehouse Lookout —Climb up through the tree trunk for a bird’s eye view among the leaves. Slide down into a museum adventure!
  • Main Street
  • Grain Elevator –Turn the crank to watch the “grain” journey throughout the elevator.
  • Grocery Store —Shop for everything to make soup or work the cash register.
  • Bank —Pass money back and forth as an old-fashioned teller or use the ATM. Spin the wheel to learn fun facts about savings.
  • Fire Station —Step into a firefighter’s boots and sit in the driver’s seat of the fire engine.
  • Horses —Hop on to realistic horses and gallop away to prairie adventures.
  • Steamboat —Step aboard and imagine floating down the Missouri River.
  • Locomotive —Be the train engineer and ride the rails.
  • Flight Simulator —“Pilot” your aircraft across North Dakota skies.
Treehouse, Grain Elevator, Grocery Store

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