CURRENT HOURS: TUES-SAT • 9am–4pm • Last tractor cart leaves at 2pm


Scandinavian Stories

Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

collage of goat - troll - polar bear

Explore Scandinavian folklore with your preschooler, from the three billy goats to trolls to a family with a very unusual pet. Hear a story, then visit our Norwegian-influenced Tangen Home for a fun activity.



  • Time: 9:30-11:00
  • Please arrive 5 minutes early so program may begin on time
  • Location: Meet at the Visitor Center (11121 Hickman)
  • Dress for weather—program occurs indoors and outdoors

Registration Information

  • Per person: $17 ($15.30 for members)
  • Child(ren) must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Each ticket is for one session




November 1

Billy Goats Gruff
November 8Trolls
November 15Polar Bears

Program Descriptions 


Three Billy Goats Gruff • November 1

We’ll start our Scandinavian series with the well-loved Norwegian fairy tale of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Hear how three brother goats outsmart a mean troll so they can cross a bridge to their feeding ground.


Trolls • November 8

Do you know how to outsmart a troll? In Norwegian stories, trolls aren’t the smartest of creatures and are often outwitted—even by young children. Come hear the silly ways you can get the best of a troll.

polar bearPolar Bears • November 15

Some families have a pet dog or cat, but the family in this story has a polar bear living with them! They are proud of their unique addition and bring it to the king of Denmark, but on the way they run into a little trouble …

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