New & Upcoming Exhibits

Entrance to North Dakota and the Great War Exhibit

North Dakota and the Great War

North Dakota and the Great War tells the WWI story of North Dakota through materials from our collections. View military weapons, documents, gear, and more.

Now open in the James. E Sperry Gallery

Women and the Great War exhibit

Women and the Great War

Learn about the women's role in WWI in the US and Canada through this exhibit on loan from the International Peace Garden.

Now open in the Merlan E. Paaverud, Jr. Gallery

Saving Daylight WWI Poster

World War I Posters

In 1916, Melvin Gilmore, curator for the State Museum, began collecting Canadian, British, French, and American posters created to gain support for the war. Today the collection contains 966 posters. See a sampling of these posters on display.

Now open in the Auditorium Hallway

Hubble Space Telescope orbiting Earth

New Views of the Universe: Hubble Space Telescope

Learn about the Hubble Space Telescope, from the satellite itself, to its many discoveries, and what the future may hold. On loan from NASA.

Now open in the Governors Gallery

Photo Credit: European Space Agency

House & Home logo

House & Home

Embark on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history and many cultural meanings of the American home. This exhibit has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Opening Nov. 10 in the Governors Gallery

Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness logo

Native Voices

Examine the concepts of health and wellness among contemporary American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians. Honoring the native tradition of oral history, the exhibition features personal stories from native people across the country. On loan from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Opening May 23, 2018 in the Merlan E. Paaverud, Jr. Gallery

Doll riding horse toy

The Horse

Examine the powerful and continuing relationship between the horse and humans, and explore the origins of the horse family, extending back over more than 50 million years.

Opening June 22, 2018 in the Governors Gallery