The Legacy of the Lakes Museum has a number of education events and programs for adults and youth throughout the year. For a list of upcoming programs, visit our calendar.
Education tours are available opening day (mid-May) through October 31st and are open to schools (elementary through high school), homeschool groups, scouting organizations, and other education groups. Cost is $3/student and teachers, chaperones, and bus drivers are free. There are two options available for tours: Self-Guided and Semi-Guided.
Self-Guided tours are without docents. You’ll be able to move through the museum at your own pace. Gallery information and scavenger hunt worksheets (geared toward elementary or middle/high school) to help guide you through can be sent to you ahead of time upon request.
Semi-Guided tours include a 20-minute lesson with a docent and the rest of your visit will be self-guided. Gallery information and scavenger hunt worksheets (geared toward elementary or middle/high school) to help guide you through can be sent to you ahead of time upon request. Lesson options include:
- Navigation-Explores the different ways people have navigated through the centuries and includes a mini-scavenger hunt using compasses
- Lake Industry-How Minnesota’s lakes inspired the resort and boat building industries through the lens of Alexandria Boat Works
- Signal Flags-A fun workshop on the language of International Signal Flags
- Water Quality-Students will learn how they impact water and what they can do to be stewards of water health
- Flotation Science-How does a boat float? Lesson includes an experiment on buoyancy (4th grade and up)
- Birch Bark and Dugout Canoes-Students will learn how did the first Minnesotans travel around the state and how they built their canoes
To request a school tour or for more information, fill out this form.