Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

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  • Adults: $4.00 Children (5-18): $2:00 Children under five: Free

Open

    • May 27, 2017 - October 22, 2017

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Directions

  • From Grand Marais, MN, follow the Gunflint Trail (Cook County Road 12) 55 miles to Moose Pond Road. Turn onto Moose Pond Road, travel 1/4 mile to Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center (#28).

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  • Museum open daily, 10 AM to 5 PM Nature Center open daily, 11 AM to 4 PM

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Native American Heritage

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  1. Kids' Day

    28 Moose Pond Dr
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 388-9915

    During the peak summer season, children under age 18 can visit the Museum and Nature Center free of charge on Tuesdays. Chik-Wauk staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, and craft projects. A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the Museum and Nature Center.

Events

  1. "Wolves at Our Door" presented by The International Wolf Center

    "Wolves at Our Door" presented by The International Wolf Center

    28 Moose Pond Dr
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 388-9915

    "Wolves at Our Door"
    A presentation by the International Wolf Center from Ely, Mn
    Wolves at our Door is a PowerPoint program based on photos and video clips from the center.
    There will be plenty of unique artifacts brought over for viewing.

    Mark your calendars for this program!

    All presentations are family friendly and free to the public, they will be held inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

    Donations are appreciated.

  2. Gunflint & Lake Superior: Logging the Boundary Waters at the Turn of the Century by Dave Battistel

    Gunflint & Lake Superior: Logging the Boundary Waters at the Turn of the Century by Dave Battistel

    28 Moose Pond Dr
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 388-9915

    Gunflint & Lake Superior: Logging the Boundary Waters at the Turn of the Century by Dave Battistel at Chik-Wauk Nature Center from 2 - 3:30 pm.

    This is the story of a Wisconsin logging company, headquartered in Thunder Bay, who incorporated and built a railroad in Minnesota to harvest timber, and in the process created one of the most unique logging operations in North America. The railroad had no American terminus or connection; its only access was through Canada. The logs cut in Minnesota were transported to Port Arthur to be processed into lumber and were shipped to a burgeoning construction market in Canada and the United States.

    All presentations are family friendly and free to the public, they will be held inside the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

    Donations are appreciated.

  3. Loon Presentation by Phyllis Sherman

    Loon Presentation by Phyllis Sherman

    28 Moose Pond Dr
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 388-9915

    Sunday Afternoon Presentation on Loons

    Sunday presentations are back at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center. We hope you will enjoy the different programs we have to offer this season here at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center.

    This Sunday join Phyllis Sherman, a volunteer for the DNR non-game division in LoonWatch program since 2003.

    Phyllis will share experiences and lessons learned from observing Minnesota's State Bird nesting on a floating island type platform in front of her cabin for the past 14 years.
    Meaningful and fun loon inspired door prizes for attendees.

    All presentations are family friendly and free to the public.
    Donations are appreciated.

  4. Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social

    Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social

    28 Moose Pond Dr
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 388-9915

    The Gunflint Trail Historical Society will host an Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social on the Chik-Wauk grounds.

    As always, there will be lots of locally homemade pies to choose from. There is a suggested donation of $5 per slice of pie, ice cream and beverage. This day also features the annual Chik-Wauk “sidewalk” sale which offers steep discounts on many gift shop items. It will be a fun way to wrap up the summer and say “so long till next year,” to our friends and neighbors.

    Guest author, Timothy McDonnell will be signing his new book "The Contemplative Paddler's Fireside Companion."

    All proceeds help with the daily operational costs of the Museum and Nature Center.

    Check www.chikwauk.com for the full Events Calendar.

  5. Open House Temporary Exhibit Presentation - Ham Lake Fire

    Open House Temporary Exhibit Presentation - Ham Lake Fire

    28 Moose Pond Dr
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 388-9915

    Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is hosting an open house for the temporary exhibit on display this season. Join us on July 2 from 11 am to 4 pm to visit this special exhibit on display.
    Free admission to the Museum and the Nature Center the entire day. Beverages and cake will be provided.

  6. Remember the Ham Lake Fire - 10 years after

    Remember the Ham Lake Fire - 10 years after

    28 Moose Pond Dr
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 388-9915

    The exhibit commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Ham Lake Fire which burned 75,851 acres in Minnesota (36,443) and Ontario, Canada (39,408). One hundred, thirty-three (133) total structures were lost in the first few days of the Ham Lake Fire on the Minnesota side. Sixty-one (61) were residences, 17 commercial, and 55 were outbuilding and other structures. The estimated value of lost buildings from Cook County Assessor’s office was $3.7 million.

    We are very happy to work with the following organizations on this project; Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway Committee, Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service, WTIP radio, and Good Measure Media. We will have additional financial assistance from the Gunflint Trail Association/Visit Cook County, and the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation. Of course we could not put any of this together without the entire community helping us.

  7. Shrimp Boil and Bake Sale

    Shrimp Boil and Bake Sale

    12059 Gunflint Trail
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 388-9915

    Kick off the summer season with a shrimp boil and bake sale fundraiser for the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center. Starts at 4 pm held at the Seagull Lake Community Center.
    Suggested donation of $15/person.

  8. Treasures from the Dungeon

    Treasures from the Dungeon

    28 Moose Pond Dr
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 388-9915

    Take a virtual tour of Grand Portage National Monument's Museum Collections. Join Steve Veit from Grand Portage, for a slide presentation as he shows us collections of artifacts that can be found at the National Monument Museum in Grand Portage.

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