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Children’s museums in Fond du Lac, Sheboygan begin to reopen, time slots available

Posted on: Mar 20th, 2021

From Staff Reports USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

Fond du Lac children’s Museum reopens after closing for pandemic. Members (and Welcome Back Pass holders) can come in any of four time slots with reservation.

FOND DU LAC – The Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac has partially reopened and is now accepting visit reservations.

The museum expects to provide reservation options through June 13 as part of a “Welcome Back Period,” it announced last week. It has partnered with Above & Beyond Children’s Museum of Sheboygan to bring this program to life. 

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, previous phases have allowed limited access to the museum’s spaces. The addition of weekend hours is based on a reopening plan that was approved by the organization’s board of directors as well as the local departments of public health.

“The caring and proactive thinking of our generous donors and the creativity of our staff has resulted in a collaborative Welcome Back Program that will support families while they are returning to our museums,” Andrea Welsch, executive director of the Fond du Lac museum, said in the announcement. 

Due to financial support from the Efroymson Family Foundation, National Exchange Bank Foundation and the Frank G & Frieda K Brotz Family Foundation, more than 1,600 families have received free “Welcome Back Passes” which provide admission to both museums.

Passes can also be purchased through the museum’s website, and are valid for the entire Welcome Back Period. Anyone experiencing financial hardship can have fees waived by submitting an “Every Child Every Family”

Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Two-hour time slots can be reserved by calling 920-929-0707 or online at 

Above & Beyond Children’s Museum is open 9 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Time slots can be reserved by calling 920-458-4263 or online at