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Plan your Visit

Programs

Many of our programs are included with general admission and open to all ages.  All programs are instructed by top-notch educators and are designed to engage the whole family in fun activities to support childhood development and position children to be successful in school and lifelong learning.  


Mini Monets

Tuesdays
September 21-November 16
9:00-9:30 am or 10:00-10:30 am
Get messy with your little one!  Art projects will explore the seasons using paints, glitter, stamps and more.  
Instructor: Andrea Nuss                Ideal Age: 2-4 years

$63/ 9 week session (members receive a 30% discount)

Register for 9:00am Mini Monets Here

Register for the 10:00am Mini Monets Here


Music, Museum & Me

Wednesdays
October 13-November 17

9:30-10:00 am (0-3 yrs.) or 11:00-11:30 am (3-5 yrs.)
In this highly energetic class, children and their caregivers will learn songs, play instruments, and move to the music.

$42/ 6 week session (members receive a 30% discount)

Register for 9:30am Music, Museum & Me Here

Register for the 11:00am Music, Museum & Me Here


Little Learners

Thursdays
September 23-November 16
9:00-9:30 am or 10:00-10:30 am

Children and their grown-ups will enjoy learning through play in an introductory school experience which will model life skills and instill a love of learning.  
Instructor: Gwen North                    Ideal Age: 3-5 years

$63/ 9 week session (members receive a 30% discount)

Register for the 9:00am Little Learners Here

Register for the 10:00am Little Learners Here


Mind Puzzles

Thursdays
2:00-4:00 pm
Open the power of your brain!  During this drop in program, explore a variety of games, puzzles, brain busters, and mind benders!

Free with admission or membership


Outdoor Science Explorers

Fridays
10:00 am

Experience the great outdoors through the eyes of a scientist.  Conduct experiments, study our furry and feathered friends, and explore the beauty of nature.  

In partnership with the Fond du Lac Area United Way

Free with admission or membership


Maker Lab

Fridays
10:00 am

Be inspired and inspire others while using your imagination, engineering, and design skills in Wagener’s Workshop.

In partnership with J.F. Ahern

Free with admission or membership


Parent Cafe

Saturday, October 9th

9:30am-12:00pm

Join other parents in a physically and emotionally safe space where you can talk about the challenges and victories of raising a family. You will learn about the important protective factors of resilience, relationships, support, knowledge and communication.

In partnership with SPROUT.

Free for all, but registration is strongly recommended

Register for the Parent Cafe Here


Sensory Friendly Round Up

Wednesday October 20 and November 17
4:00-5:30 pm

Your family can enjoy free bonus museum hours with adapted exhibits and additional resources for children with autism and sensory sensitivities.  

In partnership with Grande Cheese

Free with admission or membership, but registration is strongly recommended

Register for the October 20 Sensory Friendly Round Up

Register for the November 17 Sensory Friendly Round Up


Wisconsin Science Festival

Thursday October 21 through Saturday October 23

Curiosity unleashed!  Join us for fun science learning during this statewide celebration that connects people with science, technology, engineering, and math.  To learn more, visit www.wisconsinsciencefestival.org

In partnership with Wisconsin Children’s Museums and Alliant Energy  

Free with admission or membership


Project: Rocket Launch

September 17
2:00-4:30 pm

How high can we go if we work together?  Contributors from the Salvation Army, Sophia Partners, and CMFDL are working together to build rockets and more.  Witness the launch and enjoy hands-on activities.

Free with admission or membership


Le Cordon Kids

Saturday October 16 and November 20
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Kids will be guided into becoming chefs as they make delectable dishes, expand their palates, and enjoy eating their culinary creations!

In partnership with Society Insurance

$30/ class (members receive a 30% discount)

Register for the October Le Cordon Kids Here

Register for the November Le Cordon Kids Here