Check Out our 2022 Summer Programs Schedule for 1st - 5th graders:

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, Please contact our Museum Educator, Karen Jacobson, with any questions regarding children's programs.
k.jacobson@cvmuseum.com | Contact Us

Please note: Workshop attendance is limited to 25 students/session
            ECASD workshop registrants must fill out this form. Please fill out one form per student.


Registration Opens Saturday, March 12, at 8:00 am


  • ECASD Only | June 29th | Then & Now

    · Visit our newest exhibit celebrating Eau Claire’s 150th anniversary!
    · Take a timeline tour of our city’s past and present
    · Create a vintage postcard mini jigsaw puzzle for a keepsake
    · Enjoy a birthday cake walk with gourmet treats

    Material Fee: $3
    Offered at 10:30am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Register Now

     10:30-12:00  2:00-3:30
  • General | July 12th | Pioneer Life

    · Explore an “off-the-grid” 1860s log home
    · Find out what daily life was like before indoor plumbing and other modern conveniences
    · Investigate early lighting using hands-on-history artifacts
    · Experience candle making and get a DIY kit

    $8 + $5 Material Fee | CVM Members $5 Material Fee only
    Offered at 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Register Now

     10:30-12:00
  • ECASD Only | July 13th | Pioneer Life

    · Explore an “off-the-grid” 1860s log home
    · Find out what daily life was like before indoor plumbing and other modern conveniences
    · Investigate early lighting using hands-on-history artifacts
    · Experience candle making and get a DIY kit

    Material Fee: $5
    Offered at 10:30am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Register Now

     10:30-12:00  2:00-3:30
  • General | July 19th | Fun on the Farm
    · Imagine farming a century ago versus today
    · Watch a live butter churning demonstration with samples
    · Build a working weather or wind vane
    · Pitch a round of horseshoes for prizes

    $8 + $5 Material Fee | CVM Members $5 Material Fee only
    Offered at 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Register Now

     10:30-12:00
  • ECSAD Only | July 20th | Fun on the Farm

    · Imagine farming a century ago versus today
    · Watch a live butter churning demonstration with samples
    · Build a working weather or wind vane
    · Pitch a round of horseshoes for prizes

    Material Fee: $5
    Offered at 10:30am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Register Now

     10:30-12:00  2:00-3:30
  • General | July 26th | Tailor Made
    · Research vintage fashions to discover what people wore long ago
    · Rediscover forgotten accessories from the past
    · Dress up our museum mannequins for a selfie photo show
    · Receive your very own changeable outfits art set

    $8 + $5 Material Fee | CVM Members $5 Material Fee only
    Offered at 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Register Now

     10:30-12:00
  • ECSAD Only | July 27th | Tailor Made

    · Research vintage fashions to discover what people wore long ago
    · Rediscover forgotten accessories from the past
    · Dress up our museum mannequins for a selfie photo show
    · Receive your very own changeable outfits art set

    Material Fee: $5
    Offered at 10:30am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Register Now

     10:30-12:00  2:00-3:30
  • General | August 2nd | Mystery & Magic
    · Delve into deep-storage to view rarely seen objects “hiding” in our collections
    · Peek behind-the-scenes of our design studio to observe some model magic!
    · Test out museum mind bogglers, vintage fortune telling cards, and other wonderments
    · Dazzle your family and friends with a replica thaumatrope and fun take-home tricks

    $8 + $5 Material Fee | CVM Members $5 Material Fee only
    Offered at 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Register Now

     10:30-12:00
  • ECSAD Only | August 3rd | Mystery & Magic

    · Delve into deep-storage to view rarely seen objects “hiding” in our collections
    · Peek behind-the-scenes of our design studio to observe some model magic!
    · Test out museum mind bogglers, vintage fortune telling cards, and other wonderments
    · Dazzle your family and friends with a replica thaumatrope and fun take-home tricks

    Material Fee: $5
    Offered at 10:30am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Register Now

     10:30-12:00  2:00-3:30
  • General | August 9th | Garden Party*

    · Go on a home and garden tour of this old house
    · Make and take a reusable flutterfly craft
    · Nibble on fresh fruit & veggie creations on our wrap around porch
    · Play vintage lawn games in the backyard

    $8 + $5 Material Fee | CVM Members $5 Material Fee only
    Offered at 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Register Now

     10:30-12:00



    * Note: This workshop will take place at the Schlegelmilch House at 517 S. Farwell St. in downtown Eau Claire.
  • ECASD Only | August 10th | Garden Party*

    · Go on a home and garden tour of this old house
    · Make and take a reusable flutterfly craft
    · Nibble on fresh fruit & veggie creations on our wrap around porch
    · Play vintage lawn games in the backyard

    Material Fee: $5
    Offered at 10:30am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Register Now

     10:30-12:00  2:00-3:30



    * Note: This workshop will take place at the Schlegelmilch House at 517 S. Farwell St. in downtown Eau Claire.

    A good old fashioned sack race