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Northwoods Childrens Museum, Eagle River
(4.9/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
The museum has a total of 24 interactive exhibits, each designed to pique curiosity and encourage imaginative play. All exhibits are designed to be family-friendly, educational and hands-on. The newest addition is the Energy Expedition in August of 2014. The theme area exhibit rotates seven times per year and can include live animals or a season-related topic. NCM also facilitates a variety of outreach programs. These include sponsoring children’s activities at events like at Wild Eagle Lodge, YMCA, and Kids Fest at Trigs.

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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This unique northwoods place is set up quite nicely for taking your children to on a rainy day. You could spend about 2-3 hours experiencing a number of nice things set up for kids. 
  • A small little surprise that could compete against any children's museum. I have bought yearly passes for this children's museum for years and it is such a great delight and wonderful atmosphere! 
  • Grandson, Mom, Grandma and Grandpa all enjoyed our visit. The museum is both fun and educational with a great variety of things to do. 
Google
  • Very friendly and helpful staff, plenty of hands on activities, and bright, colorful, and relaxing environment. Does need some love with some lights (easy wiring) and some tables out front need a screw or to be repainted. Otherwise its be a 6 out of 5 stars. My kids are hooked.
  • Kids loved it. Very nice staff
  • My 6 and 2yr. old grandaughters and I visited the museum on Saturday, February 13, 2016. We had a great time! The museum has many interactive rooms for the children to visit and the staff was fantastic with the children. I highly recommend visiting the museum when visiting Eagle River! We will definetly be back!
  • Cool little place for kids on a rainy day
  • Holy adorable!!! I felt it was the most "interactive" of the museums we've been too yet (above Madison, Milwaukee and Appleton so far anyway). Compared to the other three, it is the smallest. But that didn't seem to matter. In fact, it almost was liberating because it felt very safe... and like we didn't have to completely hover. And despite being smaller, their exhibits felt more "hand's on" and really kept the kids more entertained for longer than I've witnessed at the other museums. Also we absolutely LOVED the new black light room. (It would have been fun to play with more than three scarfs though... so please buy more). But overall, very well done!!!! WIll definitely be back the next time we're on vacation up there! Kids ages: 5, 4 and 16 months.