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Wednesday - Friday

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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A Call to History

Join others for lunch (Noon-1p) on Wednesday, April 26 for this event to provide funding for the Museum's exceptional collections, exhibits, and educational programs. Learn about the Museum, hear wonderful stories, dine with new friends ... serve as a table host and bring SEVEN guests who are NEW to the Museum. Or, purchase a seat the event for $200 (suggested minimum). Or, be a sponsor by donating items needed for the events. Or, volunteer to help at either or both events. Call Diana at 651-748-2880.

Spring Merit Badge Workshops

Check out the new Spring merit badge workshop by clicking here. Be sure to check back often. We plan on adding to the schedule.

Pie, Anyone?

Girls, over 8 years-old, learn how to cook with pie irons -- we provide all materials: For Girl Scouts on May 12, 6:30p-8p, click here to register. It's so easy -- as easy as pie!

It's Time for All Skunks to Reunite!

The Order of the Odor -- or The Skunks -- will be gathering on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 10:30a-1p, at the training building at Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp. You yourself might be a Skunk and not know it. If you are a Museum member and have been active in Boy Scouting for 15 years or more, we're talking about you -- a Skunk. Come share stories, see who becomes the next Skunk of the Year (you can nominate someone with this form), have a tasy lunch, catch up with friends. To get an accurate count for lunch, you must RSVP. Contact Diana at 651-748-2880 or, or just fill out this form and return it to Diana.

Test and Practice Your Pinewood Derby Skills

The Museum has a state-of-the-art, computerized pinewood derby track available 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.)

Welcome 2017!

A new year, new initiatives, and new adventures!

We have decided to keep pace with our counterparts and, beginning today, January 4, there will be an admission fee to the North Star Museum. 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.

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 2017 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 these details, and contact Diana Foss 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 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

April 26, 2017
A Call to History
April 29, 2017
Emergency Preparedness
Merit Badge Workshop
May 12, 2017
Pie Irons for Girl Scouts


June 3, 2017
Skunk Reunion
at Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp

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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.