Forest History Center

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Rates

  • $10 adults, $8 seniors, veterans/active military, and college students, $6 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and MNHS members

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Located on a Lake or River

  • MISSISSIPPI

Directions

  • 2609 Co. Rd. 76, accessible from US Hwy. 169 & Hwy. 2 W., outside of Grand Rapids. Free onsite parking. GPS: 47.2244,-93.5684

Other Date Information

  • Open Saturdays 10 am-4 pm through June 10, 2018. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm June 11-Sept. 3

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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Events

  1. Critter Day

    Critter Day

    2609 County Road 76
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-4482

    Chickens, goats, sheep, alpacas, horses, lizards, spiders, and snakes. When was the last time you saw so many critters together? See animals of all kinds as special guests visit from zoos, science centers, farms, and more.

  2. Fall Phenology Day

    Fall Phenology Day

    2609 County Road 76
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-4482

    Join naturalists and phenologists, who study the rhythmic biological events of nature as they relate to climate, for a day observing the Forest History Center in fall. Explore plants, animals, and birds and learn what to look for and how to record your findings.

  3. Real Horse Power Day

    Real Horse Power Day

    2609 County Road 76
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-4482

    In 1900, teams of draft horses provided the power to move timber in Northern Minnesota logging camps. Meet the horses and see numerous teams of draft horses perform historic tasks such as log skidding, cross-hauling logs onto a bobsled, and powering the A-frame jammer to lift logs onto sleds.

  4. Wonders of the Night Sky

    Wonders of the Night Sky

    2609 County Road 76
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-4482

    Join meteorologist Mike Lynch and astronomers to view the wonders of the night sky. Lynch will have his large reflecting telescopes set up for viewing, including two giant 20-inch reflector telescopes that are among the largest mobile telescopes in Minnesota. Learn about celestial photography as Lynch takes amazing photos, which will be made available to participants at no additional charge.

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