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Closing soon! Mandela: The Official Exhibition is the major new global exhibition that explores the story of the world’s most famous freedom fighter and political leader.

Walk through Mandela's inspiring life and understand how his values and commitment to making the world a better place remain as vital now as they were during his lifetime.

OMSI members get free general admission to Mandela: The Official Exhibition.

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About the Exhibit

An Inspiration for Everyone

Mandela’s journey—from fighting an apartheid government and imprisonment, to his rise as a global peacemaker and humanitarian—educates visitors and creates a sense of awareness of this important historical figure.

Authentic Stories and Objects

This special exhibit was created in close collaboration with the Mandela family, as well as with Mandela’s close colleagues and friends. Items such as letters, clothing, apartheid-era objects, and personal memorabilia provide deep insight into his experience.

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Relevance to Today’s World

The powerful message of Mandela’s life story is more relevant today than ever: Anything is possible. Mandela’s work promotes conversations about human rights and the importance of working together to solve the world's current problems.


To Prioritize Health and Safety During Your Visit:

- Exhibit admissions and capacity are limited throughout the museum.

- Online ticketing is available to reduce points of contact.

- OMSI staff and museum guests age 3 or older are required to wear face coverings.

- Physical distancing reminders are posted throughout the museum.

- Enhanced cleaning protocols and additional hand sanitizing stations have been implemented throughout the exhibit. Learn more about OMSI's reopening >

Reserve your tickets online so that you and your family can enjoy this fun and immersive learning opportunity that can’t be experienced from home.

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A Historical Experience

Explore the moments that shaped Nelson Mandela and his impact on South Africa.

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Mandela: The Official Exhibition
OMSI member pricing

OMSI members get free admission to Mandela: The Official Exhibition!

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Mandela: The Official Exhibition
Includes museum admission. Learn about OMSI’s Admission Access programs > 

Adult (14+) $15.00
Youth (3-13) $10.50
Senior (63+) $12.00
Children 2 and under visit for free.

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Thank you to Boeing and OnPoint Community Credit Union for sponsoring Mandela: The Official Exhibition.


Mandela: The Official Exhibition was developed by Round Room.