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In light of current events in this ever-evolving situation of COVID-19, we have determined that our best course of action will be to close the museum to the public until it is safe to re-open. 

As soon as we  are able to set a re-opening date, we will do membership extensions . 

Should you have any questions about this, please reach out to the facebook page or email


Our goal is to maintain community health, and we can’t wait to bring community happiness again soon!

Historic Location

Black Earth Children's Museum has brought new life to a special & historic location in Black Earth, WI. The building that we are located in was once home to the first cooperative in the United States. The Patrons' Mercantile Co-Op opened April 9, 1894 and then moved to our building in 1897. A fire in 1933 destroyed the original building but it was rebuilt within 9 months of the fire and the Co-Op operated in the building until 1994. Many local residents have stories to share of time spent as a patron of the Co-Op. Since its inception, the building has been about supporting the community, and we strive to continue that mission. 

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Find us: 

1131 Mills Street, Black Earth, WI 53515

CLOSED due to COVID-19

Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Tuesday: 9 AM - 1 PM

Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Thursday: 9 AM - 1 PM

Friday: 9 AM  - 5 PM

Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM