St. Paul Museums
Established in 1849, the Gibbs farmstead was home to the family for nearly 100 years. Costumed interpreters tell the story of the Gibbs family, beginning with the arrival of Jane DeBow (Gibbs) at Ft Snelling in 1835 and her relationship with the Dakota people at Lake Harriet. The story continues with the return of Jane and Herman Gibbs to St Paul in 1849, the growth of their family, and their farm.
The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices is located at the Science Museum of Minnesota and contains the world's largest display of quack medical devices on loan from the American Medical Association, the Food and Drug Association, and other sources. Hands on demonstrations with devices dating back to 1790.
Featuring three different modes of transportation tours, and the chance to learn about them, the Minnesota Transportation Muesum features streetcars, trains, and steamboats, as well as a museum documenting the business of railroading.
See the largest display of jet fighters and other aircraft from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War. Dedicated to preserving the history of Minnesota National Air Guard, the museum offers displays and exhibits documenting the past.
An internationally recognized teaching museum for interpreting the role of art in everyday life. Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and documenting clothes, textiles, and graphic arts, the museum has a particular emphasis on objects of the late 19th and 20th centuries.
Explore this museum of Swedish-American art, culture and history within the 1904 Turnblad building at the American Swedish Institute. The former home of newspaper publisher Swan Turnblad features limestone turrets, gargoyles, handcarved woodwork, and porcelain tile stoves.
The Minnesota Children's Museum is where fun meets learning. Children aged six months to ten years will enjoy hands on displays, exhibits, and programs. Galleries are constantly changing, as traveling exhibits come to the Minnesota Children's Museum.
The Twin City Model Railroad Museum is a non-profit museum that is a reproduction of a real life railroad, only it is in 1/4 scale.
Through a combination of interactive exhibits, theatre presentations, science demonstrations and films, the Science Museum of Minnesota teaches people of all ages to learn about their surrounding world through science.