The Center hosts a variety of engaging video shows and traveling exhibits throughout the year, which are also integrated into educational program offerings for groups. For information please call Susan Nelson at 715-685-2644 or to e-mail click here.
MOVIES By REQUEST Shown in the Martin Hanson Theater!
"Visitor Favorites" Movie Titles are as follows:
Wolves 40 min.
Discover the world of wolves by plane, helicopter, on foot and through time. Meet the pack and find out what really goes on in the wolf world where family members play, hunt, travel, howl, and struggle to survive. Find out why wolf populations are making news and discover the ancient link between buffalo herds and wolves. Enjoy with the whole family! Also available for purchase in the Center’s gift store!
People of the Forest 25 min.
Heighten your interest in the Ojibwa culture. This film follows the daily life and adventures of a young Ojibwa girl as she explains her culture’s traditional ways. A movie for the whole family!
Bears 40 min.
Experience a fascinating encounter with one of nature’s most inspiring and misunderstood creatures. From a past steeped in mythology to a future shrouded in uncertainty, this film contains stunning footage of bears in their full glory in varied natural habitats. Watch black bears, grizzlies, and polar bears as they struggle to raise their cubs and survive in an increasingly human-dominated world. Also available for purchase in the Center’s gift store!
Lost in the Woods 30 min.
A new life was born in the woods. He slept alone in the tall grass. Was he lost? The animals of the forest want to know. Watch as live video is combined with photography, music, and voice to tell the story of the award-winning children’s book. Children of all ages will enjoy this tale of trust, patience, and waiting for your time. Also available for purchase in the Center’s gift store!
Paddle to the Sea 30 min.
Based on Holling C. Holling’s beloved Caldecott-awarded children’s book, this film follows the adventures of a tiny, wood-carved canoe with a Native American man carved into its seat as it forges its own path from Lake Superior through the Great Lakes and down to the Atlantic Ocean. Buoyed by beautiful photography and a sense of true wonder about the sun, Earth, and water. An unforgettable tribute to the forces of the natural world, as well as a thrilling journey across the waves and rapids of North America.
Penokee: Explore the Iron Hills
Be sure to stop on the second floor to see changing tableaux of exhibits pertaining to a combination of art, history, culture, or science. For the remainder of 2012, Penokee: Explore the Iron Hills will be on display. Prompted by recent efforts to renew mining in the Penokee Hills south of Ashland, regional artists have created an exhibit combining historical and scientific documentation with artistic pieces that convey the deep connection each artist has with the Penokee’s. The exhibit will run through January 2013.
Our Center exhibits and programs are free and open to the public. (Costs are required for on-the-water kayak EdVenture Programs.)
If you plan to self-tour your school group and would like to have self-guided activity ideas, please contact us at 715-685-9983, or to e-mail click here.
Girl Scout Badge Days and Boy Scout Stewardship Programs! If you are interested in scheduling a visit with your scout or youth group or have special program needs, for reservations or information contact us at 715-685-9983 or to e-mail click here.
Looking for a fun winter activity? Try snowshoeing on the Center trail systems! For more information, availability and reservations, please contact us at 715-685-9983 or to e-mail click here.
Research Center and Archives
The Wisconsin Historical Society operates a Research Center and Archives at the Center. For more information on genealogy programs, please contact the History Center at 715-685-2647 or to e-mail click here.
The Center hosts a variety of temporary exhibits throughout the year - which are integrated into school program offerings. Please stop in and see what's new on display.