Minnesota Must-See for Families, An A-Z list: History Center
Local author Christie Gove-Berg was born and raised in Minnesota and is now raising her three children here as well. She believes the Minnesota is full of amazing parks, cultural destinations and fun activities for all seasons. Minnesota Must-See for Families, An A-Z list encourages kids to document their experiences in writing, so families can reflect on them for years to come.
Minnesota is known for its majestic wilderness and rich history and culture. Explore the sites, and steep your children in experiences that show why Minnesota is so unique. Create lifelong memories while discovering the best of Minnesota.
Over the next four weeks, we will be looking at destinations you might have already know about, but might want to visit or re-visit with this great book and learn some new things.
Minnesota History Center
The Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul is packed full of fun exhibits about the culture, weather and history of our great state. If you love Minnesota, this is the place for you! There are many hands-on activities where visitors can play and learn. You’ll find something new every time you visit. Be an ox, or a pioneer farmer, and plow your field. Enjoy the steps, slides and tunnels of the grain elevator play area. It’s a perfect place to let out some energy!
– Here comes the tornado! Quick, get in the cellar of a 1960s home. The wind screams around you, and a tree falls near the cellar, shattering a window.
– Take s a ride in a World War II plane. It bounces, bumps and finally crashes behind enemy lines. During the ride, you’ll also hear the stories of the survivors.
– Pretend you’re an iron ore miner. Put down some dynamite and blow up the stone walls.
Things to write about:
What was your favorite part of the museum?
What was the most interesting thing you learned?
What do you like best about Minnesota? Would it make a good museum exhibit?
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