Address
51 Sheboygan St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
phone: 920-929-0707
e-mail: info@cmfdl.org
web: www.cmfdl.org
Hours
Tuesday - Thursday9 AM - 5 PM
Friday9 AM - 7 PM
Sunday, Saturday11 AM - 4 PM
Mondayclosed
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Brendan Wood-Taylor, Community Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator

Description

What is a children’s museum?

They 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 20,000 visitors annually onsite and at community events.

Our Exhibits

Adventure and excitement await. Take your family on a journey around the world as you experience all the museum has to offer. Collect stamps in your passport as you travel from continent to continent. This is one trip your family will never forget! There are 12 exhibits and more on the way. Our INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS are designed to support Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards. Our EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS enhance concepts taught in your classroom!

Exhibit Rentals

Bring the fun along to your school or company outing! There are three exhibits available for rent: Schools and educators may contact the museum for information on special discounts and funding. If you are interested in any of the above rentals, please contact us at info@cmfdl.org.

Birthday Parties

Come celebrate your birthday like never before at CMFDL! Create the ultimate party experience in this FUN and UNIQUE setting.

Field Trip

The Children's Museum of Fond du Lac is a fantastic resource for schools, daycares, children's organizations and more! A field trip to the museum is ideal for boys and girls clubs, mom's clubs, child care centers, preschools, grade schools, special needs classes or groups, and more!

You can make a difference

By volunteering and making a contribution, you enable children to explore our unique interactive exhibits, in an environment where adults and children are encouraged to play together. Our exhibits and programs are especially designed to 'Connect Kids' with the people and places in their world, to educate and build our future leaders.

Your support also broadens the scope of our various outreach programs; taking hand-on learning into the community and ensuring that all children have the opportunities to experience our facility where kids play to learn. As a vital component to early childhood development, play supports growth on multiple levels: social, emotional, physical, and intellectual.

Mission

The mission of the Children's Museum of Fond du Lac is to create hands-on learning experiences through interactive exhibits and educational programs that will engage all children and their caregivers in the partnership of learning.

History

The Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac began in June 2002 as a project of the Leadership Fond du Lac program, through the Association of Commerce. It was supported by the Windhover Center for the Arts and further developed by a committee of volunteers including business leaders, educators, community advocates, and parents who were dedicated to providing more for our children and our community.

The Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac offers an interactive learning environment for children age birth through eleven and their caregivers. It features hands on exhibits, each set in a different country. For instance, the Pizzeria Frazioni exhibit set in Italy invites children to play while they engage in problem solving activities involving fractions and math facts. The Great Wall Construction exhibit set in China challenges the “engineering” minds of both children and adults as they take a turn on the Bamboo Ball Wall. Visitors “travel the world” while they collect stamps from 7 different countries in their own Passport Book. In addition to providing the above exhibits, the museum also offers field trips, birthday parties, summer programs and more.

Educational Programs

Group Trips with additional educational programming are available.

    Services

    Gift Shop

    Special Event Rental

    Group Tours