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About The Black Earth Children's Museum

A focus on 

fun and play.

About the museum

We are a community-supported museum funded by our members and local donors. You can enjoy the over 50 handmade exhibits on a single floor of with no corporate logos to commercialize your experience. Come visit our always changing museum and become part of our caring community.



Inspire youth and families to discover more about themselves, their communities and their world through hands-on interactive learning.



Our vision is to create a welcoming environment that provides a respite for parents and a stimulating experience for children. With a focus on fun and play parents can share with their children in a visit that is educational and relaxing. Through exhibits and programming our aim is to strengthen the bonds of our regional community. We believe that the small size of the museum provides a space for comfortable connections between our guests both young and old. Our events are tailored to enhance those connections and address the needs of our community.  

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Our Games

Our  Exhibits

Our exhibits are designed to be engaging, hands-on learning experiences. Our museum space on a single floor in a historic building allows you to track with your children in a stress free environment. Our exhibits are constantly changing and new exhibits are added on a regular basis, so visit often!


Pet a puppy, cure a cat, hug a hamster! You are the vet in our interactive exhibit that guides you through a diagnostic process of pet care-its all Big Fun!


​Create your pretend shopping list, fill your cart with play food item and check out with the cashier. 

​On your way out of the store, stop at the make-believe deli and enjoy a freshly made meal of your own creation. 

Made possible by Culvers. 

Created by Kate Doescher &
Gary Damaschke.


Part of our Driftless Den exhibit

Catch a trout or two while ​investigating the natural history and geology of the Wisconsin Driftless Area.  


​Made possible by Trinity Financial Planning LLC, Kittleson Landscape, Karls Family and Jim Elleson. 

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Learn about the Bernoulli effect, power a light with just your muscles, swap faces with a friend,  and much more when you have fun with science!

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