On Tuesdays mid-June through mid-August, Ely comes alive with special events, promotional offers and live music. There is something for everyone! Here at the museum, we are once again hosting these special activities:


Tuesdays · 2-3:30pm
June 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25 (we are closed July 4)
August 8, 15

Join our interpretive staff for an afternoon of outdoor learning and fun! Children ages 4-12 are invited to learn about live on Knife Lake through themed activities, crafts, games and snacks. Parents or guardians of children are not required to attend but are welcome to if they like! Camp K is an all-outdoor event using a screen-tent for sun and bug shelter. Camp K will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather.

$10 per Child (per day)
Appropriate for ages 4-12
Maximum of 10 · Minimum of 3
Pre-register by phone or email

Guided Nature Walks

Tuesdays · 4-4:30pm
June 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25 (we are closed July 4)
August 8, 15

Looking to learn more about the Northwoods that Dorothy called home? This 1/4-mile nature walk meanders through the museum’s red pine forest where guests will discover what makes northeastern Minnesota unique. Topics discussed vary every week and touch upon the geological, cultural and natural history of the region.

Free with Admission
Appropriate for all ages
Minimum of 3
Pre-registration appreciated but not required

Night at the Museum

Tuesday · July 18 · 7-9pm

Imagine living without electricity as you tour Dorothy’s cabins at twilight then relax by the campfire and indulge in a S’more (or two) while listening to stories of the “old days” or just swing by for an ice-cold Isle of Pines root beer! This event is fun for the whole family and includes a take-away kid’s craft.

The museum will be closed between 5-7pm.

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