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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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Hiring - Collections Assistant Internships

The Museum is seeking two Collections Assistants to work in a grant-funded projecvt to address the back log of proffered collections of the Museum. This project is expected to take an entire year, working part-time on a flexible schedule for approximately 1,050 hours. Click here for the position description. Application deadline is Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

New Pinewood Derby Clinic

On January 20, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pinewood Derby Pros are holding a clinic to help children prepare for derbies, and who have helped their dens and parents meet challenges and solve problems. There will be five discussion pits on Design, Decorating the Cool Car, Weight (Just Right), Axles, Race Day, and anything else you would care to ask.

The Museum's state-of-the-art, computerized pinewood derby track is available for testing your car. Here's information on clinic details, or to register.

If you can't make the January 20 clinic, the Museum's track is available to test cars to Cub Packs and Girl Scout service units during the winter and spring. Costs are: $10 per youth racer and $12 per adult racer, and $4 per child spectator and $6 per adult spectator. Call Diana at 651-748-2880 to book your weekend. (Weekday evenings are also available.)

Late Night Polar Camp

Calling all girls (4th grade and up)! Does the idea of winter camping leave you cold? Attend this polar camp for girls at the Museum and you'll soon "warm up" to the idea! For details about polar camp, click here. To register, click here.

Fantastic First-Time Event Success

Derby Night at the Museum, a November 4 adult event including racing pinewood derby cars, silent auction, and fellowship, was a success! We extend our thanks to our community sponsors, Anchor Bank, Aldi's, Carpenter's Small Engine, Donatelli's Pizza, Ideal Credit Union, Luther Auctions, Menards, T.A. Schifsky and Sons, and Jerome Ekblad, for their support. In addition, there were many individual sponsors of the silent auction. To see more information, click here.

Museum Admission Fees

Adults - $6; Youth, students, seniors, and military with valid I.D. - $4; Children under 4 are free. And, of course, members of the North Star Museum are always free.

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 Diana Foss, 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 Diana (Bruce’s assistant!) at

Tell Us What You'd Like to See

We have some great ideas for 2016 programs, events, memberships, etc. However, we'd like to know some of your ideas.

Email Executive Director Brenna Barrett ( with any ideas you'd like to see at the Museum in 2017.



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Coming Soon


Pinewood Derby Clinic
January 20, 2017
Order of the Odor
of Skunk Recognition
January 29, 2017
Late Night Polar Camp
February 9, 2018


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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.