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Museum Hours


  • 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: 12:00am - 5:00pm

    Road Closed for Chainsaws

    If you plan on visiting Chippewa Valley Museum between Thursday, August 11th - Sunday, August 14th you'll notice The US Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship is happening at the Wisconsin Logging Museum next door. It's a big event , so the road infront of the museum is closed. Let them know at the gate you'd just like to visit Chippewa Valley Museum, but it's a great opportunity to see both museums and be part of a great event for just $14 general admission.

    Thursday, August 11th - Sunday, August 14th

    Carson Park Experience

    Next experience August 14th

    Carson Park, named after Eau Claire lumberman William E. Carson, is a 134-acre peninsula surrounded by Half Moon Lake and is home to the Chippewa Valley Museum, the Wisconsin Logging Museum, the Chippewa Valley Railroad, and more. You're invited to experience the attractions in Carson Park this summer through three special events.

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    Then & Now:
    150 Years of Change
    in Eau Claire

    Get to know more about the city of Eau Claire thhrough pictures, objects, and stories. While much has changed in 150 years, Eau Claire remains a city of industry, economy, organizations, and people... Happy 150th Eau Claire!

    Exhibit Opens April 30th

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    Kids Programs
    Summer 2022

    Time Travelers programs are offered for 1st - 5th graders at $8 per session + material fees. Students living within Eau Claire Area School District (ECASD) boundaries should register for ECASD Only sessions to take advantage of special pricing arangements, Chippewa Valley Museum members can participate in General Sessions for the cost of materials. 

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    Send Us Questions

    We're working to inspire curiosity by collecting, preserving, and sharing our region's history and culture. Feel free to contact us with questions., and we'll get back to you with an answer.

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The Chippewa Valley Museum — a place to be curious, seek connection, and be inspired. We tell surprising, entertaining, and authentic stories to illuminate the Chippewa Valley for those near and far, and help tell the larger story of America.

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