Kid Stuff

A History of Fun

Chippewa Valley Museum’s summer youth programming

Emily Anderson |

A clown car of fun from last year.
A clown car of fun from last year.

Looking for something fun and educational for kids this summer? Look no further than the “Adventures in History” Program. Open to children ages 3 to 12, “Adventures in History” is divided into two groups. “Museum Explorers” is for children 3-5 and each week features interactive and educational themes including Dairy Days, Life in Victorian Times, Let’s Go Fishing, Little Archaeologists, Dance Party, and In the Kitchen. Kids in the program will get to milk a real goat, take a tour of Eau Claire’s historical Schlegelmilch House, learn a variety of dances and songs from many different cultures, and learn about dinosaurs and fossils. “Time Travelers” is for slightly older kids, and covers a day in the life of a fishing guide, newspaper editor, gardener, craftsman, Amish quilter, and a country school student. This extensive lineup features dozens of engaging activities including exploring an antique printing press, learning about the traditions of the Amish from Augusta, and creating hand-carved wood art. Parents can register their child(ren) for any or all of the scheduled days. For registration information, you can visit the museum’s website.