Dating back to Renaissance Europe, cabinets of curiosities were made to showcase collections of extraordinary objects and the wonders and oddities of the natural world. In many ways they were the predecessor to the modern museum.
In our Curiosity Shop, you’ll find uniquely curated collections of products for the science geek, nature nut, and space case in your life. Venture out to sketch using our custom observation notebook, complete with a map to the real locations behind our renowned Minnesota wildlife dioramas. Bring the Universe to your home with our plush planet set. Show off your wild side with a framed “Weevil Knievel” specimen.
You do not have to pay museum admission to visit the Curiosity Shop.
Food & Drinks
Grab and go sandwiches, salads, snacks, and hot/cold beverages are also available for purchase in the shop. Enjoy your treats inside in our lounge or Horizon Hall, or head outside to the Big Rivers Garden or second floor Ruth & John Huss Observation Deck.