Museum of Natural History 

Contact Information

Museum of Natural History

1501 State St
Marshall, MN 56258
(800) 642-0684 (Toll Free)

Located N of Hwy 19 on Hwy 23.

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The SMSU Museum of Natural History uses a multimedia approach to introduce visitors to the history of plants and animals, particularly those native to Minnesota. The Museum offers a variety of hands-on exhibits as well as two audio-visual plasma screens that present NASA images, data and environmental documentaries. Photographs by local residents and student class projects are also often featured on the plasma screens.

Hours & Dates


  • Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
M-F 8am-5pm during academic year and summer sessions (when school is in session).


Free admission. Guided tours of the SMSU Museum of Natural History are available year-around by appointment. Reservations for a group tour can be made by calling (507) 537-6178 . Tour fees may be applicable according to group size.

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