Staff Report

As summer creates higher attendance, the Elverhøj Museum of History & Art in Solvang is offering new family-friendly activities in August.

Throughout the month, the museum will host a free-admission story time at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays in its garden. It is geared toward children from 2 to 8 years old, but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The casual event will start with a little song and wiggle time, followed by a few stories led by museum volunteer Jennifer Gette with a question time at the end. After story time, families are welcome to explore the museum or bring a picnic lunch and relax in the garden.

For families looking for fun activities on other days of the week, the museum offers a scavenger hunt throughout the exhibit rooms and grounds, engaging the children in their surroundings. Upon completion they can turn in their sheets for a fun prize.

Another unique and educational stop is the Viking table, where kids can write their name in the Rune “alphabet.” Children who like to build can visit the Plus Plus toy station to play with various sizes of the Danish company’s tiles that make amazing 2D and 3D objects.

Elverhøj Museum of History and Art, at 1624 Elverhoy Way in Solvang, is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Suggested donation is $5. For more information visit