As a part of our mission of interpretation and education, Norskedalen has a variety of programs and classes for all ages.


School Programming

Norskedalen is a 400-acre nature and heritage center located near Coon Valley, Wisconsin. We are an outdoor classroom, a living cultural history museum and an exciting resource of programs for you and your students to enjoy. Our Education Coordinator will work with you to help you get the most out of your school class or group program.  Pre-trip packets offer complete information to help you plan and prepare for your program.

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Sometimes on a Sunday Programs

raptorSometimes on a Sunday programs are one hour lecture-style presentations featuring a wide variety of topics, most related to nature, heritage or history, but also regional authors, informational presentations, etc. As you might expect, these programs take place one Sunday a month from May through November at 2 PM at the Thrune Visitors’ Center. Admission to the program is included in Norskedalen’s daily admission fee of $6 per adult, $3 per child or $15 per family and is Complimentary for members of Norskedalen.

Coming in 2016…

It is always advisable to call ahead to confirm a program, times, and details due to changes in weather, staffing, and unforeseen conditions. Call us at 608-452-3424, especially when travelling a distance. Thank you.

Heritage Classes

p8110061Heritage Classes are opportunities to take lessons from experts in Norwegian heritage, arts, historical and nature-related crafts and skills, as well as other unique learning opportunities. These classes require pre-registration at least two weeks prior to the class, pre-payment of fees and range from half-day classes to three-day classes.

Our students and instructors are really dedicated! This rosemaling class, taught by Jean Giese, met Saturday, August 18th while almost 12 inches of rain fell, then came back on Sunday despite mudslides and closed roads!