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Plan your Visit

Classes/Programs/Events


Enjoy an Egg Hunt around CMFDL and other fun activities. Special Event Hours with 3 time choices for your hunt, pre-registration is required. Special event pricing is $5 for Members and $10 for Non-Members. Children under 1 are FREE.

9:00-11:00 https://84415.blackbaudhosting.com/84415/EGGstravaganza-23Mar2024

12:00-2:00 https://84415.blackbaudhosting.com/84415/EGGstravaganza-2

2:30-3:30 Sensory Friendly https://84415.blackbaudhosting.com/84415/EGGstravaganza—Sensory-Friendly-23Mar2024

Early Learning Programs

January 16 – May 2, 2024 (no classes week of March 11 & April 1) $98 for each 14-week program/ $75 Member discounted rate

There are no financial barriers to enjoying all that the Museum has to offer. If you qualify for public assistance you may wish to apply for Museums for All Request Form-Classes. This program allows qualifying families to enjoy a discounted rate on classes.

Mini Monets

January 16 – April 30
Tuesdays @ 9:15, 10:15 or 1:00

Get messy with your little ones! Art projects will explore the seasons using paints, glitter, stamps and more. Ideal age: 2-4 years

Instructor: Andrea Nuss


Music, Museum & Me

January 17 – May 1
Wednesdays @ 9:15 or 10:00

In this highly energetic class, children and their caregivers will learn songs, play instruments and move to the music. Ideal age: 18 months – 4 years

Instructor: Laural Wilson


Little Learners –

January 18 – May 2
Thursdays @ 9:15 or 10:00

Instill a love of learning in your little one in this program which will provide a fun learning experience opportunity for social interactions and boost school readiness. Ideal age: 3-5

Instructor: Andrea Nuss


Free Programs

Included with Admission / Membership

Made possible by the Wisconsin Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Board & The Gnewuch Family

Brain Builders

Friday & Saturdays 10:30-11:30

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 Vroom.org. Download the FREE app

Instructors: Dr. Mary Schultz and the CMFDL Dream Team


Story Time & Interactive Fun

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 10:00

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


Science Lab

Get ready to work in the lab as you get hands on with creating through experiments.

Thursdays @ 11:00


Networking and Community Programming

Parent Café

Made possible by the Wisconsin Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Board & the SPROUT Partnership. Includes a free meal.

Free Program for Grown Ups while kids play in the Museum (supervision provided)

Wednesday, April 24th, 2024

Wednesday, April 24th, 2024;  11 am – 12 pm   and   4:30-5:30 pm
Register for 11am: https://84415.blackbaudhosting.com/84415/Parent-Cafe-24Apr2024
Register for 4:30pm: https://84415.blackbaudhosting.com/84415/Parent-Cafe-24Apr2024

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


Baby NetworkingFirst Time Parent

Thursday, June 13th | Times: 10-12 pm & 4-6 pm. Guests are encouraged to pre-register and may arrive anytime during the session.

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.

Register for the 10am: https://84415.blackbaudhosting.com/84415/Baby-Networking-13Jun2024-2

Register for the 4pm: https://84415.blackbaudhosting.com/84415/Baby-Networking-13Jun2024

In Partnership with: SPROUT Partners and the Wisconsin Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Board


SPECIAL EVENTS


Field Trip Opportunities

Click to learn about Field Trip Opportunities in the museum or in your school. Call Laural Wilson, CMFDL Education Manager, at 920-929-0707 or email her at learn@cmfdl.org for more information. Our team will work to develop a plan for your trip. A program can be included to fit your groups needs or simply come to play around the museum.

https://www.cmfdl.org/visit/fieldtrips/