Fun for Families with Children


Har-Ber Village is a great place to bring the family!

Walk the Nature Trail, enjoy a picnic in the Picnic Pavilion, and explore the Kid's Corner and other hands-on exhibits throughout the museum. 

When you visit be sure to ask about the Hands-on History Family Interactive Map and/or the Backpack Program to help youngsters get a closer look at history.

Back Pack Program

Backpacks are available for families wanting to provide a more in-depth museum experience for their children. Activity cards, books, and other items help children to focus in a fun yet educational way on some aspect of Har-Ber Village collections and exhibits. Several themes are available. Ask about this program when you arrive at the admissions desk, and staff will check out a backpack to your family (one per family please!).

Family Fun Map

Interactive stations have been added throughout the museum to enrich the experiences of families with children. Adults receive a map of the museum when they arrive; a kid's map is also available to show where the interactive stations are located. Numbers on both maps match. 

Har-Ber Village Mining Company

A new activity for 2019! Purchase your mining rough at the Country Store. Bags range from $4 to $20 for the "Mother Lode!" Take your bag to the mining station and let the running water wash away the sand and reveal your treasures! 

This activity is grant-funded and is made possible by the Corkle Family Foundation  and Grove Rotary Foundation.

What do families think about Har-Ber Village?

Families who toured the museum with their children had this to say:

Steve : Great time with family!

Michelle: Visited several times as a child and with my children.  Had the pleasure  of bringing my grandchildren last weekend.  They have so many interactive, hands-on activities for kids to enjoy and their collections  are amazing!  Well worth the admission!

Deb: Took my Grandaughters. Stayed all day. Had a wonderful time.

Anne: This is a very unique place and I have visited there many times.  It is both educational and fun. Recently I took my g,grandchildren there (11 & 9 years old) when  they were visiting me from Arizona. They had a great time and were very  interested in looking back into the past.

Sara: My children, ages 7-14, visited Har-Ber Village and had a great time.  They enjoyed ... seeing various antiques  and displays showing how everyday tools, fashions, and lifestyles have  changed through the generations. The lake makes for a lovely backdrop  for the walking paths. The museum and information is well organized and  the staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous. Living history  performers seemed to genuinely enjoy interacting with the students,  welcoming questions and participation.