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Classes & Programs

P.O.L.A.R. Lab

Tuesdays through April

10:30 – 11:00 am & 4:00 – 4:30 pm

Sponsored by chemist Charles Thomas Gnewuch

Registration not required; included with admission

Play, Observe, Learn And Research!  Prepare to be a scientist, architect, meteorologist, historian and more as we study all things Antarctica!

Topics to be Explored

  • April 15 – Albatross: The largest flying creature in the world calls Antarctica home.
  • April 22 – Penguins: Arguably the most famous animal in Antarctica is the Penguin.
  • April 29 – New Finds: We still don’t know a lot about Antarctica and each year we learn more, especially about the things that live there.

Instructor: Scott Patterson


WinnePLAYgo Garden Club

Tuesdays beginning in May

10:30 – 11:30 am

Sponsored by Agnesian HealthCare & the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation

Registration not required; included with admission

Kids will develop healthy habits as they help care for the Museum’s garden; trying new veggies, enjoying nature and engaging in learning with their grown-ups.

Instructor: Scott Patterson


S.T.E.A.M. Exploration

Wednesdays

10:30 – 11:00 am & 1:30 – 2:00 pm

Registration not required; included with admission

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics will all be explored using microscopes, paint brushes, and more. Questions will be asked, answers will be found, ideas will be explored, and problems solved. Join us for lots of learning fun!

Topics to be Explored:

  • April 16 – Mini Da Vincis: To celebrate Leonardo’s birthday we will become artists.
  • April 23 – Celebrate Earth: In honor of Earth Day we will look at good habits that can help keep Earth healthy.
  • April 30 – Trees and Leaves: In recognition of Arbor Day we will study trees and leaves.

Instructor: Scott Patterson


Lego Nights

First Friday of Every Month; 4-7 pm

  • May 2
  • June 6
  • July 4 – no LEGO Night due to the holiday
  • August 1
  • September 5
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5

Enjoy our giant supply of LEGOs, demonstrate creative building and be inspired by a monthly theme and fellow builders.

Registration not required; included with admission 


Family Game Night

Third Friday of Every Month; 4-7 pm

  • April 18
  • May 16
  • June 20
  • July 18
  • August 15
  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 19

Get your game on with a variety of classic and new board and card games during CMFDL’s Family Game Night.  Play with your family or enjoy a friendly competition with others.

Registration not required; included with admission


New! - Speaking Spanish

Tuesdays, June 17 – July 22 (6 weeks)

Inspired by Dr. William and Karen Shaw

Learn basic Spanish words and phrases with your child while engaged in fun activities.

  • Session A: 9:15-9:45 am (ages 18-36 months)
  • Session B: 10:00-10:30 am (ages 3-6 years)

Cost: $18 for members / $30 for non-members (payment due upon registration); fees for class only, general admission rates apply


Music, Museum & Me

This highly energetic, 30-minute class will expose your little one to music, movement and playful group interaction.  Children and their caregivers will delight in songs that feature instruments, finger plays and fun learning opportunities.

Instructors: Jennifer Kebble, Kelly Schisel and Andrea Nuss

Registration is required and classes fill fast.  Call (920) 929-0707 to register your child today!

Spring 2014 – Registration now open!

Thursdays, April 24 – May 29 (6-weeks)

  • Session A – 9:30 am
  • Session B – 10:15 am – Sorry, this class is full
  • Session C – 11:00 am
  • Session D – 4:30 pm

Cost: $18 for members / $30 for non-members (payment due upon registration); fees for class only, general admission rates apply

Summer 2014 Registration not open yet. 

Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 9/10 – August 13/14 (6-weeks)

  • Session A – Wednesdays, 9:30 am
  • Session B – Wednesdays, 10:15 am
  • Session C – Wednesdays, 11:00 am
  • Session D – Thursdays, 4:30 pm

Cost: $18 for members / $30 for non-members (payment due upon registration); fees for class only, general admission rates apply

Fall 2014 Registration not open yet. 

Thursdays, September 18 – November 6 (8-weeks)

  • Session A – 9:30 am
  • Session B – 10:15 am
  • Session C – 11:00 am
  • Session D – 4:30 pm

Cost: $24 for members / $40 for non-members (payment due upon registration); fees for class only, general admission rates apply


New! – Le Cordon Kids

Thursdays, 11 am – 1 pm (ages 7-12)

Instructor: Heather Biró, with assistance by Master Chef Marcel Biró

Kids become chefs while learning about measuring, the importance of following direction, and ingredient interaction and then will enjoy eating their culinary creations!

  • June 19: Mini Taco Bowls
  • July 17: Pinwheel Pizzas
  • August 14: Spaghetti-Ohs!

Cost per class: $20 for members / $30 for non-members (payment due upon registration)

Registration for each class is required; fees are for 1 class only, general admission rates apply


New! – Art Works

Thursdays, July 10 – August 14 (6 weeks)

1-2 pm (ages 7-12)

Learn techniques and complete fun arts and crafts.

Cost: $40 for members / $60 for non-members

Registration required; fees for class only, general admission rates apply