North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum
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 North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum.
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. The Treehouse exhibit invites young children to discover and explore North Dakota life, past and present.
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 statemuseum.nd.gov
- Self-Guided Tours
- Open Year 'Round
- Hours of Operation
State Museum and Store: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. We are closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. State Archives: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., except state holidays; second Saturday of each