Museum Hours

To support efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, the Chippewa Valley Museum has worked with the local health department to develop the following guidelines for visitors: limited capacity (Adjusted based on circumstances but no greater than 100 people), face coverings are required for guests over age 2 and staff to help protect children under age 12 and all those who are not vaccinated. Disposable masks are available at the front entrance for those who do not have their own face covering, and hand sanitizer is available throughout exhibits.
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

    The Nostalgia Awakens

    The Nostalgia Awakens is a travelling exhibit featuring EVERY action figure toy made by Kenner Toys from 1978-1985 based on the original three Star Wars movies. The display includes 100 unique action figures (every figure ever made), dozens more action figures that populate the vehicles and playsets, 5 larger creatures, 19 vehicles, and 13 playsets. Audiences young and old recognize familiar faces, spaceships, and scenes from the beloved original Trilogy.

    Oct. 16th - Dec. 31st

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    Collecting the Valley Series 2

    Chippewa Valley Museum presents Series 3 of Collecting the Valley. Spend an evening with a presenter who will take you on a journey through time through their various collections. In this series you'll get a look at aviation history, growing up in the 50s, and old Meridean. Join us for the whole series, or pick a single presentation.

    Nov 16 | Dec 21 | Jan 18

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    Gingerbread House Display & Contest

    This year’s contest includes both an in person and a virtual option. The hybrid Gingerbread Display will run December 4th through 18th online at and in person at the museum in Carson Park.

    Register your entry by Nov. 20th

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    The Basement

    Presented at the Schlegelmilch House |  517 S. Farwell
    November - January on Wed, Fri-Sun by Tactical Escape 101

    It’s Christmas Eve & you’ve been locked in your room by the Elf on the Shelf. He’s made a mess of the presents & Christmas as a whole. Can you put things right and escape in time for Christmas morning? 2-8 players. 1 adult minimum. (For groups larger than 8 and up to 12, please call). Cost: $100 for 2-4, additional players $25 each. 
    Reservations must be made in advance online at Tactical Escape 101.
    ***Not Handicapped accessible

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    The museum is now open. Feel free to contact us with questions., and we'll get back to you with an answer.

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July 30, 2021

September 3 When to visit and what it costs. Our main facility is open year round, our other historic buildings are open seasonally, or by appointment. View Post

May 24 Eau Claire Then & Now: Kids running a race at Boyd Park with Hoepner’s Bakery on Main Street in the background, 1965. The park was gifted to... View Post