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Family Activities 

The university offers many activities for you and your family. Partners can get a Blugold ID card for $15.00 and use it much as a student. The whole family can enjoy the Artist and Forum Series, as well as university musical, theatrical, athletic events, films, lectures, and cultural events. Some family activities include:

ARTIST & FORUM SERIES: Davies Center 222, 715-836-4933

The Artists Series presents professional performances in music, art, and dance throughout the school year. The Forum Series features lectures, debates and panel discussions by national personalities from a variety of backgrounds. Contact the University Service Center in Davies Center for information regarding tickets, or check the website for the Artist Series and for the Forum Lecture Series.

CAMPUS FILMS: Davies Theatre, 715-836-3727

The UAC Film Committee and International Film Society work together to present the finest foreign and domestic films that help to foster a better understanding of other people and cultures, as well as lifelong appreciation for the art of film.  Admission is free with a Blugold card. Community memberships are $4 for an individual annual membership and $10 for a family membership.


UWHELP has an online listing for year-round pre-college and summer programming for children and adolescents   UW-Eau Claire lists more than 35 youth programs throughout the year.


The center rents to students a wide variety of year-round sports and camping equipment and has billiards, bowling, and video game facilities available for student/family use. There are also Nautilus, swimming, tennis, gym, track, and racquetball facilities available on campus.

THE L.E. PHILLIPS PLANETARIUM: Phillips Science Building, Room 1

The planetarium is located in the J.N. Clark Museum in Phillips Hall.  Programs for the public (many are geared toward children) are scheduled regularly.  Cost is $2 per person and tickets can be purchased at the door.  For group shows, call 715-836-5034.

JAMES NEWMAN CLARK BIRD MUSEUM: Phillips Science Building, Room 1

The museum contains 530 specimens of native birds. The museum is open to the public Monday through Friday and at other times by appointment. For more information, contact the Biology Department at 715-836-4166.


One nature trail is located behind the Davies Center parking lot, and another along the river.


Student and faculty music recitals and art gallery presentations are scheduled throughout the school year. Watch the student newspaper, the Spectator, for dates and times or check the University event calendar:

WISCONSIN YOUTH SUCCESS PROGRAM:  University Recreation, 715-836-3377

The NYSP is a summer day camp for boys and girls ages 10-16 who live in the Chippewa Valley. Camp lasts five weeks and is available at no cost. Free physical exam is required and pre-registration is necessary.