The expansion of the North Dakota Heritage Center is underway, and the State Museum is temporarily closed for renovation. New areas and exhibits will open in stages. On Sept. 1, 2013, the new entrance will open to the Northern Lights Lobby, hallway exhibits, new Museum Store, James River Café, Great Plains Theater, Missouri River Events Center, Hub of History, Pembina River Plaza, and renovated Russell Reid Auditorium. Also debuting Sept. 1 is the first phase of new exhibits, Adaptation Gallery: Geologic Time. The official grand opening of the Adaptation Gallery is set for Oct. 12, 2013.
The grand opening celebration for the expansion project is set for Nov. 2, 2014 – the 125th anniversary of North Dakota's statehood.
We will be continually updating the slideshow on this page with images of the construction progress, so check back often.
Thanks to all the great partners who have made an investment in telling the story of North Dakota's rich heritage!
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Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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phone: (701) 328-2666
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