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1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday - Tuesday

By Appointment Only

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New Merit Badges Beginning This Week

Check out the new merit badge offerings. There's still room in the Photography session scheduled to start in April.

Call to History 2016

Bugler Call to History

Last year the North Star Museum had its first annual ‘Call to History’ fundraiser breakfast. It was a HUGE success! Click here to see the recap of Call to History 2015.

For 2016 we are excited for “history to repeat itself” with high hopes for Call to History 2016!

This year’s program looks to be just as exciting! We welcome back our friends Jon Pederson as keynote speaker, Nancy Randall Dana as closing speaker, and Will Sulzbach as our bugler! The program will have a similar flow as last year, with guest speakers, lively presentations, an inspirational video, complimentary meal, and an opportunity to make a gift to the North Star Museum.

Mark your calendars now:  Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

New this year:  we are offering TWO sessions --  a breakfast session at 7:30 a.m. and a lunch session at noon. Guests can choose whichever time suits their schedule. We promise the presentation is exactly one hour and we will have you in and out, and we guarantee you will be walking on air when you leave! Normally this very special annual event is by invitation only, but we had so many folks wanting to attend last year and we quickly ran out of room. If this event interests you – and we know it does – contact Shirley De la Torre at to reserve a seat!

You MUST RSVP to attend this event. We have Table Hosts who will welcome you to their table and you will have a WONDERFUL time! Even if you have been with us for a while, you will be delighted by the vision we share with you, and the speakers will inspire you. We are excited to welcome new faces as well as our devoted members and supporters!

Funds raised from this event will support the museums day-to-day operations and allow us to continue with the innovative programs and events we offer all year long. Click here to see the save the date card. Feel free to forward the Save the Date card to your friends.

JOIN US! Be a part of making history, at the Call to History 2016!

Celebrate the Opening of Fishing!

Attend Day Camp at the Museum. Learn about the importance of the conservation of our lakes and waterways, and perfect your fishing techniques. Click here for details. RSVP to Shirley at or call 651-748-2880.

Skunk Reunion

The "Order of the Odor" celebrates its annual "Skunk Reunion" on Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:30am-1:30pm at Good Medicine at Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp, Houlton, WI. Join your hosts Jim Rupert and Russ Edhlund for a lively program, a guest speaker, and -- of course -- Skunk of the Year! Charlie Opp will be busy in the kitchen making a fabulous lunch for everyone, and the day will be filled with camaraderie, stories, and fun!

To nominate a "Skunk of the Year", please click here for the application. Or if you want to send an invitation to a friend, forward this flyer.

Pre-registration is required. RSVP today to reserve your spot by contacting Diana Foss at 651-748-2880 or Cost is $13 per person.

New Membership Program for Alumni/Alumnae Scout Groups!

Are you part of a Boy Scout Alumni or Girl Scout Alumnae group? Are you looking for the perfect place to have your meetings, alumni/alumnae gatherings and celebrations?

With an Alumni/Alumnae Group Membership you have a place to call your own - surrounded by your scouting history, inspired by artifacts and exhibits featuring your camp and Scouting memories, and all at an affordable rate guaranteed to make your treasurer smile. Click here to go to our membership page and check out the details.

Sign Up for 2016 Overnights at the Museum

An overnight camp-in adventure has become a Girl Scout favorite. Join us for arts and crafts, bonfire and sons, a scavenger hunt, and a movie. All food, beverages and snacks provided, and a pancake breakfast in the morning. For more details, check out this flier, and contact Shirley De la Torre to reserve your adventure (651-748-2880 or

Join in the Fun Now!

The North Star Museum is growing by leaps and bounds and we are at a critical stage of growth. Dreams, ideas and wishes are coming to fruition. We are doing more, offering more and more people know about us. :That means we have had more demands for our resources. Without your help...our growth will come to a screeching halt. Check out the many options listed on this page.

These opportunities are FUN and enriching. We’d love to have you share your many talents with us! Contact Shirley De la Torre, Director of Institutional Advancement, 651-748-2880 or

Club Bruce

“Club Bruce,” our NEW Jr. Museum Membership for kids is a big hit! Any child up to 11 years old can join, and it's just $35 a year.

Kids love the Bruce the Moose Adventure Pack with a reflective backpack, water bottle, moose plush, and compass/whistle/flashlight!

Parents love the membership benefits like discounts on merchandise in the gift shop, discounts on programs and meetings, and invitations to members only events!

BOTH kids and parents will love the quarterly newsletter, “Moose News”, that goes out to all Club Bruce members with information about moose and other Minnesota wildlife, the environment, events at the museum, milestones in Scouting history, etc. Click here to see the Spring issue.

And here’s something REALLY COOL. We are sharing a percentage of the proceeds from all Club Bruce memberships with the Moose Research Project of the Minnesota DNR. This is a team of researchers committed to saving our Minnesota moose and trying to discover why the Minnesota populations of moose are dropping.

Club Bruce is a great educational tool for parents, teachers and Scout leaders, and also makes a wonderful gift for that special kid or little Boy Scout or Girl Scout!

Be a part of the adventure! Join Club Bruce TODAY! Contact Shirley (Bruce’s assistant!) at

Tell Us What You'd Like to See

We have some great ideas for 2015 programs, events, memberships, etc. However, we'd like to know some of your ideas.

Email Executive Director Claudia Nicholson ( with any ideas you'd like to see at the Museum in 2015.



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Coming Soon


A Call to History
April 27, 2016


S'mores with Juliette
Cooking with Pie Irons
May 6, 2016


Day Camp at the Museum
Conservation & Fishing
May 14, 2016


Skunk Reunion
June 4, 2016


Volunteer Appreciation Night
June 14, 2016


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Want to donate a Scouting artifact? Please contact Claudia Nicholson to request an appointment. Select artifacts of interest are only accepted by appointment with our curator.