Chik Wauk Museum and Nature Center, Gunflint Trail
Tue, 07/22/2014 (All day) - Mon, 10/20/2014 (All day)
The Chik Wauk Museum and Nature Center, 55 miles up the Gunflint Trail, is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, through October 19. The museum presents the cultural and natural history of the Gunflint Trail through dioramas, video displays, and family-friendly, interactive exhibits. Seven nature trails, including two ADA accessible paths, crisscross the museum’s 50-acre grounds. Grounds are dog-friendly and feature several picnicking spots. The museum and the Gunflint Trail Historical Society host special events and naturalist programs.
"Butterflies, Skippers and Moths of the Gunflint Trail" special exhibit will be on display all summer.
Tuesdays through August 19, 3 pm: US Forest Service naturalist programs, featuring a different northwoods topic each week.
Wednesdays through August 27, 11 am - 4 pm: "Stories with Harriet and Bill," with Harriet Boostrom Taus and Bill Boissenin, who grew up on the Gunflint Trail and will be on hand in the museum to share their childhood stories.
Mondays through August 25: Chik Wauk Kids' Day. Children can visit the museum free of charge on Mondays, and hands-on activities, stories, hikes, and craft projects will be available. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the museum.
Sunday, August 17, 2 pm: "Gunflint Trail Geology Field Trip," with geologist John Green.
Saturday, September 27: Year-end Gift Sale begins.
More information is available from Ada Igoe, museum manager, at 388-9915, or firstname.lastname@example.org, and on the website, www.chikwauk.com.