North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

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Southcentral
612 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND

From a life-size T. rex skeleton cast to a Mars spacesuit to exhibits of rare pottery and beadwork, there's history for everyone at the State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center. Thousands of artifacts and specimens, high-tech displays, and interactive exhibits in four museum galleries trace North Dakota history from 600 million years ago through current developments.

Ride in the tractor cab simulator for a firsthand perspective on farming. Find the world's largest giant squid fossil and discover hunting strategies of the earliest peoples in the state.

Shop in the Museum Store and enjoy a meal or snack at the James River Café. Don't forget to try the dinosaur cookies!

 

Admission is free, seven days a week. Find more at history.nd.gov.

Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Top Features
  • Open Year 'Round
  • Self-Guided Tours
All Features
Accessibility
  • ADA-compliant
Activities
  • Self-Guided Tours
Availability
  • Open Year 'Round
Cost of Admission
  • Admission: Free
General Information
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8 a.m-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.