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Programs

Many of our programs are included with general admission and open to all ages.  These programs are instructed by top-notch educators and designed to engage the whole family in fun activities to support childhood development, and position children to be successful in school and lifelong learning.  Typically, no registration is required. Drop in anytime!


Science Lab

Wednesdays through April
11:00 am & 4:00 pm
Get ready to explore the world and how it works through hands-on science experiments, microscopes, and discovery labs.
Sponsored by Fond du Lac Area United Way


Garden Club

Tuesdays, June 5 – Aug 28
11:00 am
Help care for the Museum’s garden! Develop healthy habits, try new veggies, and learn together while growing gardening skills.
Sponsored by Agnesian HealthCare, a member of SSM Health


Maker Lab in the NEW Wagener’s Workshop

Wednesdays, May 2 – Aug 29 (except July 4)
11:00 am & 4:00 pm
Everyone can use their imagination and be a Maker in this design-focused workshop! Create, innovate, and exercise your engineering skills. Activities range from open-ended STEM challenges to guided art projects. Materials include circuitry, yarn, textiles, recycled items, paint, motors, and much more!
Sponsored by Fond du Lac Area Foundation


Brain Builders

Fridays, May 4 – Aug 31
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Did you know that your child’s brain grows the fastest between birth through age 5? Helping your child learn now gets them ready for the future! Join Museum staff as we find important brain building moments throughout the Museum with simple and fun activities that you can do at home!
Inspired by joinvroom.org


Living Lab

Select Saturdays & Sundays
Interact with UW Fond du Lac scientists and participate in ongoing research studies on the Museum’s exhibit floor.


Art All Around

Come celebrate Art all Around Weekend at the Children’s Museum! To learn more about Art All Around, visit fdl.com.

  • Fun with Junk
    Friday, June 1 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Resourcefulness and upcycling will be explored as kids demonstrate their creativity in Wagener’s Workshop.
  • Artist Spotlight with Melissa Norenberg
    Saturday, June 2 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Sunday, June 3 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Enjoy a display of upcycled furniture from local artist, Melissa Norenberg of Artistic Designz, and watch as she creates a new masterpiece. Inspired by her designs, kids will collaborate to create a piece for the Museum.

Lego Night

1st Friday of every month
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ignite engineering, designing, and building skills with our giant supply of Lego bricks.
Sponsored by Alliant Energy Foundation


Dinosaur Family Night

Friday, June 15
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Unearth fun at this special family night featuring a REAL paleontologist from the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. Learn about dinosaurs, explore fossils, and listen to a special presentation on what it’s like to be a paleontologist and dig up dinosaur bones!
Sponsored by Lakeside Evening Kiwanis


CSI Family Night

Friday, Aug 17
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Something has gone missing in the Children’s Museum and we need YOUR help to figure out exactly whodunnit! Solve the mystery and learn about forensic science along the way.
Sponsored by Lakeside Evening Kiwanis


Play for All

Wednesday, May 2 & Aug 1
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Children with autism and their families will experience a quiet, welcoming environment featuring social storybooks, resource kits, and adapted exhibits.
Registration required; call 920-929-0707.
Sponsored by Grande Cheese