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About the Museum

About the Museum


Mission, Vision & Guiding Principles

Children’s Museums are places where discovery and curiosity are brought to life through a touchable learn-by-doing atmosphere designed to foster creativity and a passion for lifelong learning. In a children’s museum, children and adults play, learn and have fun together. CMFDL serves over 45,000 visitors annually onsite and at community events.


The mission of the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac is to support childhood development utilizing innovative exhibits and programs that engage children, their caregivers, and the community in lifelong learning through play.


The vision is to provide a safe place where all children can learn about their communities and culturally diverse world.

Core Values

Created under the caring and professional guidance of the Sophia Transformative Leadership Partners

We provide a progressive and fun environment that:

  • Supports development
  • Engages all people
  • Fosters respect and trust
  • Encourages open communication
  • Embraces strengths
  • Inspires lifelong learning
  • Celebrates childhood
  • Promotes PLAY

Employee Brand

All staff members at the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac continually strive to be Welcoming, Helpful, Friendly, Fun, and Proactive.

CMFDL is a member of the Association of Children’s Museums and encourages you to visit the many other extraordinary children’s museums throughout the country. The Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.