The Minnesota Discovery Center’s museum features permanent exhibits about Iron Range history, including interactive displays that help explain and explore taconite mining and the people who worked in the region's mines. Our Immigration Area includes information about the nationalities that came to the Iron Range at the turn of the last century,and includes a listening station where visitors can hear the sounds of a train station during that era. A Depression-era shanty illustrates the conditions of many out-of-work miners and others on the Iron Range at the time. In the Hall of Labor, visitors hear representations of miners tell about working underground, receiving their wages and striking for better conditions. Other areas of the museum examine ore transportation, logging, early education on the Range and other aspects of regional life through World War II. An exhibit about the geology of the region can be found in Geology Hall, while recordings, videos, artifacts and artisan demonstrators help bring the story of Iron Range pioneers, miners and many others to life.