The Cable Natural History Museum

New Exhibit Under Construction from March 24-April 30! No main exhibit or admission charge until May 1.


What life lurks beneath our lakes? Dive in to the Museum’s 2015 exhibit, “Lakes Alive!” and find out! Explore the cycles, systems, and mysteries that connect lakes with uplands, and you with lakes. Discover cool creatures, and experience the submarine magic for yourself. You’ll never look at lakes the same way again.


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Our Mission

The Mission of the Cable Natural History Museum is: Connecting people to Northwoods nature through educational experiences that inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility.

Tyler-with-dragonflyAdmission: $5.00 (for non-members)
Members: FREE
Children under 18: FREE


Museum Hours:
The Cable Natural History Museum is OPEN year-round.
Tues. – Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

We offer many exciting programs for children, adults and families. Hikes, crafts, games, river and forest explorations, naturalist-guided canoe and kayak trips, bird watching, engaging lectures, and live raptor programs are just a few of the educational experiences we provide to residents, visitors and vacationers in the Cable Area of Northern Wisconsin. Check out our Calendar of Events for upcoming programs.

The Museum strives to ensure the accessibility of its exhibitions, events, and programs to all persons with disabilities.


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The Museum is certified by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism as Travel Green Business and is well known across the state as a Wisconsin Tourism Attraction and Destination to visit.