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Plan your Visit


Registration for our Fall Classes Open now!

Mini Monets 


September 19 – November 14; No class October 3

9:15 – 9:45am / 10:00 – 10:30am / 1:15 – 1:45pm

Get messy with your little one! Art projects will explore the seasons using paints, glitter, stamps, and more.

$56 / 8 week session – Members receive a 25% discount

Instructor: Andrea Nuss

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Music, Museum & Me

Wednesdays (Sept 20 – Nov 15; No class Oct 4)

9:15 – 9:45am / 10:00 – 10:30am

Saturdays (Sept 23 – Nov 18; No class Oct 7)

9:15 – 9:45am

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

$56  / 8 week session –  Members receive a 25% discount

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Little Learners


September 21 – November 16; No class October 5

9:15 – 9:45am

Instill a love of learning in your little one! This program will provide a fun early learning experience, opportunities for social interaction and boost school readiness.

$56 / 8 week session –  Members receive a 25% discount

Instructor: Andrea Nuss

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Free Programs

Art Explorers

Fridays, 10:00 am

There’s an artist in each of us!  Explore different art tools and mediums to create a beautiful work of art to display at the Museum and/or bring home!

In Partnership with the Fond du Lac Area Foundation

Brain Builders

Select Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Did you know that your child’s brain grows the fastest between birth – age 5? We will identify important brain building moments throughout the Museum with simple and fun activities that you can do at home.  Inspired by Download the FREE app!

In Partnership with the Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board

Free with admission or membership

Instructors: Dr. Mary Schultz and the CMFDL Dream Team

Story Time & Interactive Fun

Thursdays and Fridays


Engage in a fun read aloud and supplementary hands-on activity! 

Just Build It!


3:00 – 5:00pm

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

SPECIAL Offerings

Constitution Week at CMFDL

September 19 – 23

Join us for a week of activities that will commemorate the 1787 adoption of the United States Constitution. Bring history to life and have fun learning about this important document and how it shaped our great nation!

Funding Provided by: Jane Gaffney of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Play BIG on the Worldwide Day of Play

September 30th


Explore BIG trucks and meet real heroes while you engage your imagination in hands-on, larger than life play! The first 75 kids get a free hard hat (provided by Saputo Cheese)!

In Partnership with: the Association of Children’s Museums and Nickelodeon

Wisconsin Science Festival: Fun at CMFDL!

October 17-21

As a part of the statewide science celebration, discover and learn by exploring the Museum’s interactive timeline of some of the greatest inventions over the past 250 years!

Funding provided by the Gnewuch Family


Friday October 27

3:00 – 6:00 pm

Dress up your entire family for not-so-spooky fun and Halloween themed activities at this fall favorite! You won’t want to miss the spooktunnels, caramel apple bar, and other halloween fun and games!

$3 for Members, $10 for non-members

In Partnership with Lakeside Evening Kiwanis

Super Saturday

Saturday, November 18 

9:00am – 12:00pm

Children will identify their super power. Dress up like a superhero to enjoy this fun family event! Identify your superpowers, enjoy extra museum fun including kids yoga and mindfulness activities

In Partnership with SSM Health

Moola Mania

Now Accepting Applications!

This FREE fun field trip opportunity aligns with 4th grade personal financial literacy curriculum and performance standards. Apply for this FREE opportunity at:

In Partnership with Verve, a credit union

Networking and Community Events

Parent Cafe

Wednesday, September 13; 11 am – 12 pm

 Routines and Fostering Independence led by Family Resource Center

Wednesday, October 11, 2023; 11 am – 12 pm   and   4-5 pm

    Healthy Movement and Mindful Moments led by Meg Hutter, health and wellness professional

Connect with other parents while your children enjoy fun activities! Space is limited, pre-registration is recommended. Snacks, beverages and child programming provided.

In Partnership with: SPROUT Partners and the 

Wisconsin Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Board 

Baby Networking

November 9

10am-12pm and 4pm-6pm

Enjoy an opportunity to connect with other parents who, like you, love to talk about their babies!  This event is sure to be filled with lots of songs, smiling faces, and silly sounds.  Ideal for new parents, but those with older children are also welcome.

First time parents receive a free annual membership* for babies 18 months and under.

*Limited to first 50 families

In Partnership with: SPROUT Partners and the 

Wisconsin Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Board