Journey through time in the Adaptation Gallery: Geologic Time to discover how geologic events on Earth transformed the environment many times, forcing plants and animals to adapt to the changing climate and landscape.
The Innovation Gallery: Early Peoples, devoted to the Native peoples of North Dakota, highlights the beauty and breadth of the State Museum’s collections. Encounter the tribes of North Dakota, both as they were before contact with European-Americans and also as the sovereign nations they are today.
Explore how you and your family can be more eco-friendly with a new Smithsonian eco-zibit, Green Revolution, in the Governors Gallery.
The Treehouse is a museum space designed especially for children to introduce them to the museum world. Scaled in size just for them, the hands-on activities relate to exhibits in other areas of the State Museum.
The James River Café features freshly baked pastries, a variety of sandwiches and paninis, soups, salads, desserts, teas, and specialty coffees.
The North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum offers rental opportunities perfect for a variety of private and corporate events, including meetings, conferences, dinners, and receptions. Explore our unique spaces that are certain to make your event memorable.
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Welcome! North Dakota’s largest museum features four new museum galleries tracing the state’s rich history from its earliest geologic formation 600 million years ago to today. We invite you to experience the beautiful new museum spaces showcasing our people, our landscape, and our current and future development.