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Classes & Programs

Paid Classes

CMFDL Classes require payment at the time of registration. No refunds.  CMFDL reserves the right to cancel a class if enrollment minimum is not met.  Fees apply to class only; to play in the Museum before or after class, general admission rates apply. Register for classes by calling the Museum at 920-929-0707 or visiting the front desk.

Music, Museum, & Me

Thursdays, June 20 – August 15 (No Class July 4)

  • 9:30am – 10:00am (Birth – 24 mo.)
  • 10:15am – 10:45am (25 mo. – 36 mo.)
  • 11:00am – 11:30am (37 mo. – 5 years)

In this highly energetic class, children and their caregivers will learn songs, play instruments, and move to the music.

$48 / 8 week session – Members reveive 30% off 


Le Cordon Kids

Saturday, June 15 & Saturday, August 17

  • 10:30am – 12:00pm (1st -7th grade, MUST bring a caregiver for 3rd grade and under)

Learn to make delectable dishes and enjoy eating the culinary creations for lunch!

Sponsored by: Society Insurance

$20 per class – Members receive 30% off


Coding with Dash & Dot

August 27-30 (4-day session)

  • Level 1: 9:30am – 10:30am
  • Level 2: 11:00am – 12:00am* (Prerequisite: Coding wiht Dash & Dot Level 1, school or on-site class completed)

Students entering grades 3-6 can explore the field of computer science with coding activities using robots Dash & Dot. This fun experience helps build 21st century skills such as technology literacy, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration.

$28 / 4-day session – Members receive 30% off


Free Programs

Garden Club

Tuesdays June 4 – August 27

  • 11:00am

Help care for the Museums garden! Develop healthy habits, try new veggies, and learn together while growing new gardening skills

Instructor: Ann Meyers, Master Gardener

Free with admission or membership.

Sponsored by: Agnesian HealthCare, a member of SSM Health


Science Lab

Wednesdays May 15 – August 21

  • 10:30am & 3:30pm
Explore the world and how it works through hands-on science experiments, microscopes, discovery labs, and much more!

Free with admission or membership.

Sponsored by: Fond du Lac Area United Way


Artist in Residence Class

Fridays May 10 – June 21: Featured Artist, Mel Kolstad

Fridays July 19 – August 23: Featured Artist, Stephanie LH Harvey

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm

Get inspired by local artists as they guide your family through the creative process to create beautiful works of art in our very own Wagener’s Workshop!

Free with admission or membership.

Sponsored by: Fond du Lac Area Foundation


LEGO Night

1st Friday of Every Month

  • 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Ignite engineering, designing, and building skills with our giant supply of LEGO bricks.

Free with admission or membership.

Sponsored by: Alliant Energy Foundation


Family Night

3rd Friday of Select Months

  • 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Friday, June 21st

Pirate Family Night: Ahoy mates! Join us for a swashbuckling evening of fun and activities for scallywags of all ages! Use the map to pillage and plunder your way through the Museum… X marks the spot where the burried treasure lies!

Friday, July 19th

Dinosaur Family Night: Unearth fun at this special family night! Explore the fascinating world of dinosaurs, encounter real fossils, and enjoy prehistoric crafts and activities!

Friday, August 16

Fort Building and PJ Family Night: All it takes is some household materials and a little imagination to build the best fort ever! Come to the museum in your coziest jammies, and snuggle up for some family fun!

Free with admission or membership.

Sponsored by: Lakeside Evening Kiwanis


Sunday Stories

Sundays, June and July

  • 10:30am – 11:30am

If you don’t use it, you lose it! Over the summer, kids can be in danger of falling behind on active learning, losing a good amount of what they’ve absorbed during the school year. Prevent summer learning loss with books to spark curisoity and build literacry! Join our friendly staff for a fun new story each week and an interactive literacy experience.

Free with admission or membership.