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 1, 8, 15

Join our interpretive staff for an afternoon of outdoor learning and fun! Children ages 4-12 are invited to learn about life on Knife Lake through themed activities, crafts, games and snacks that will focus on Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. 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. However, campers should be prepared with appropriate clothing for the temperature and weather conditions, insects and sun. 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

For faster registration upon arrival, download, complete and bring a program liability form for each child.

Guided Nature Walks

Tuesdays · 4-4:30pm
June 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25 (we are closed July 4)
August 1, 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

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