Plan Your Visit

Could a visit to history be in your future?

Here at the Stearns History Museum, there’s something for everyone to explore. Find exciting events, engaging exhibits, unique research finds, and interactive programs for all ages. WE ARE OPEN (by appointment) and are looking forward to your visit! Call 320-253-8424 or email info@stearns-museum.org to plan your visit.

We are open by appointment!

To make an appointment, please contact us.

Email: info@stearns-museum.org
Phone: 320-253-8424

In-Person Visit Tips:

  • Plan Ahead—Call the Museum at 320-253-8424 to schedule your visit. Appointments are available Wednesday through Saturday from 10am-4pm, with extended hours Thursday evening until 7pm. Please call at least 48 hours before you wish to visit to ensure there is an open time. We’ll greet you at the door when you arrive! Have your membership card handy.
  • Mask Up—We will be wearing masks and we ask that you do too. We will be glad to give you one if you forget yours! Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.
  • Streamline—To ensure proper social distancing, please limit your group size to 6 or less for the exhibit galleries and 2 or less for the Research Center. Please note that our Children’s Room will remain closed for the foreseeable future.
  • Enjoy—We will be learning the “new normal” along with you…so please be patient with us as we do. You belong here and we can’t wait to see you!

Member Perks:

If you’re not yet a member, visit https://stearnshistorymuseum.org/join to take advantage of $5.00 off individual and family memberships using promo codes SHM4YOU or SHMFAMILY. You’ll also see all the perks that come with an annual membership to the Stearns History Museum.

Other Options:

Not quite ready to visit? We recognize that many of our Museum friends prefer to remain away from public spaces. We will continue to serve you through email and phone requests at the Research Center and through history content online. Follow us on FacebookInstagram and YouTube or visit our web weekly for updates.

Explore Exhibits

We have multiple ongoing exhibits within our museum. Want to learn more.

Discover Programs

Get involved for the day or all year with multiple programs that were designed just for you.

Start Researching

Explore your story using our museum-exclusive resources, with our friendly staff as your guide.

Rent Our Space

Looking for a place for a group gathering? Let our space be yours, with many rental options available.

Admission Information

All are welcome at the Stearns History Museum! Come for the day or purchase an annual membership.

Pricing by the Day:

  • Adults: $7
  • Children, Ages 5+: $3
  • Children, Ages 4 and under: Free
  • Families: $17 (2 adults and all children under 18 living at the same address)
  • Members: Free

Want to learn more about memberships?

Click the button below to see pricing and benefits of your annual membership. 


We sure hope so! If you’d like to learn more or plan a visit, please feel free to contact us—we’ll be happy to talk with you further.

Contact us today by calling 320-253-8424, emailing us at info@stearns-museum.org, or by visiting us in person. We look forward to connecting with you.