Children's Museum of La Crosse

Children's Museum of La Crosse Temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Affordable opportunities for the young and young at heart to learn, connect and grow through interactive play
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TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID PANDEMIC. This three-story, non-profit children’s museum in historic downtown La Crosse, WI offers hands-on learning and play via three floors of interactive exhibits, 28’ climbing wall (open limited hours—call ahead), gift shop and more! For ages 1-12 with adult. Exhibits include: Fire Truck, Dinosaur Maze, Mighty Mississippi, Bridges, Me & My Shadow, Wiggles & Giggles, NEOS, Kid-Sized bank and store, WKID TV, and Whoosh! Admission is only $7 per person ($1 off on Sundays!) Special events include weekly preschool programs, regular weekend activities, scout workshops, summer day camps, birthday party packages, holiday fun and more.

Operating as usual

Good grades = winter FUN!
01/10/2021

Good grades = winter FUN!

What makes you laugh like a six-year-old? #FunMuseum #DontPausePlay
01/10/2021

What makes you laugh like a six-year-old? #FunMuseum #DontPausePlay

More awesome kids doing awesome things for others!
01/09/2021
All-girl engineer team invents solar-powered tent for the homeless

More awesome kids doing awesome things for others!

How 12 teens invented a solar-powered tent for the homeless Girl power is so underestimated and girl scientists are especially ignored by the science community. But an all-girl engineering team came up with an innovative solution to keep homeless people safe in winter. A team of 12 girls from San Fe...

Coulee Parenting Connection
01/08/2021

Coulee Parenting Connection

If there's any better way to spend the day than handing out your COVID special edition donations to people doing good work, we've yet to find it. THANK YOU to everyone who purchased a copy of the special edition to benefit local organizations 100 percent. We've got another one tomorrow, then watch for individual posts and details next week! Children's Museum of La Crosse ORA Trails - Outdoor Recreation Alliance Smith's Bike Shop Altra Federal Credit Union Kujak Orthodontics Grow La Crosse Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse Fun Fur Pets Dog Daycare and Boarding

01/06/2021
HGTV

Has your carpet been slimed?

Have you been slimed? 💦 Here are three can’t-miss ways to remove slime from unwanted places. 👏

More ooey-gooey details >> https://hg.tv/3oOBW3U 🧼 #FreshStart

News 8 Now / News 8000
01/05/2021
News 8 Now / News 8000

News 8 Now / News 8000

COVID-19 Vaccine makers are recruiting kids for their clinical trials. Would you allow your child to take part?

Betty Brinn Children's Museum
01/03/2021

Betty Brinn Children's Museum

Let's try a bubble experiment! Utilizing a cold day and a simple solution, you can get outside and try to freeze soap bubbles! Learn more: bbcmkids.org/dailydiscoveries

12/31/2020
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10...9...8...7...6...5...4...3...2...1...HAPPY NEW YEAR! We can't celebrate together with our usual Happy Noon Year countdown to noon event like in this video clip from 2017, but we are thinking of you and wishing you health and happiness in the year to come. #FunMuseum #DontPausePlay

As we reach the end of 2020, we don't know whether to laugh or cry either. Although it's been a tough year for everyone,...
12/31/2020

As we reach the end of 2020, we don't know whether to laugh or cry either. Although it's been a tough year for everyone, we are so grateful for the support and interest we have received from Museum members and other visitors, donors, Board members and other volunteers, media, downtown La Crosse neighbors, and others.

We wish you and your families health and happiness, and we and look forward to being able to welcome you back to play and learn at the Museum sometime in 2021 (date to be announced.) #FunMuseum #HappyNewYear #DontPausePlay

12/29/2020
NTD Television

Have you taught your young children to put their coats on this way?

That sounds a good idea to me 😲😂

Credit: JukinVideo

Our community has a wealth of helpful resources, including these online offerings from our friends at the La Crosse Fami...
12/27/2020
Dinner Table Resilience – La Crosse Area Family YMCA

Our community has a wealth of helpful resources, including these online offerings from our friends at the La Crosse Family YMCA. #LaXYMCA

Join Sarah Johnson, Mental Health Director at the La Crosse Family YMCA, for our video series and skills sheets (handouts!) on building resilience. Tips, topics, skills, and strategies that we can use at our own tables to build resilience in ourselves and others.

Looking for New Year's Eve family fun? Here are some ideas. #FunMuseumAtHome #SillySmart
12/26/2020
Easy New Year's Eve Party Ideas for Kids - Toddler Approved

Looking for New Year's Eve family fun? Here are some ideas. #FunMuseumAtHome #SillySmart

{Looking for quick and easy activities, check out our weekly newsletter and free monthly calendar filled with toddler activities} I love a chance to celebrate! New Year's Eve is one of my favorite holidays because you can celebrate really simply or extravagantly and either way is great. It isn't a h...

Merry Christmas to your family! Thank you for your support over this tough year. We wish you health and happiness. #FunM...
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas to your family! Thank you for your support over this tough year. We wish you health and happiness. #FunMuseum #DontPausePlay

The Children's Museum was pleased to be part of the December Coulee Loot Club package offered by Coulee Parenting Connec...
12/24/2020

The Children's Museum was pleased to be part of the December Coulee Loot Club package offered by Coulee Parenting Connection. BIG thanks to all the contributors and purchasers! #CouleeLootClub #CouleeParentingConnection #Fayzes #TheSweetShop #FunMuseumAtHome #FunMuseum

Coulee Parenting Connection
12/23/2020

Coulee Parenting Connection

THANK YOU to everyone who supported local and purchased gifts through Home for the Holidays: Shop La Crosse! You in turn supported the following businesses:
Children's Museum of La Crosse
Coulee Parenting Connection
Dim Sum Tea Shop
Driftless Skincare
EatStreet - featuring nearly 150 local restaurants
Eudora: Fine Wine and Gifts
Fayze's Restaurant & Bakery
Finnottes Nut & Chocolate Shop
Gossamer Wings Fragrance
Great River Popcorn
Indian Meal Kit
Lunamada
Meringue Bakery
Portrait Puzzles
Smith's Bike Shop
The Sweet Shop
Unwined Wine Bar
WISCO WELL & GOODS
And special thanks to Engage Greater La Crosse for providing the platform for ordering as well as program support!

Have you ever wanted an easier way to give to your favorite non-profit? Netgiver from Altra Federal Credit Union allows ...
12/23/2020
NetGiver App - Altra Federal Credit Union | Helping You Live Your Best Life

Have you ever wanted an easier way to give to your favorite non-profit? Netgiver from Altra Federal Credit Union allows you to send funds directly from your Altra account, and Altra will cover the processing costs. #AltraFCU #FunMuseum #GiveAGiggle

COVID-19 UPDATES: Altra is here for you and will continue to provide you with the best member experience possible. Click for latest updates.

There's still time for you to help determine the donation amount to the Children's Museum of La Crosse from the Target C...
12/22/2020
Target Circle

There's still time for you to help determine the donation amount to the Children's Museum of La Crosse from the Target Circle program! Now through December 31, 2020, vote for the Children's Museum of La Crosse each time you shop at Target (in-store and/or online). Find out more, sign up, and vote at https://bit.ly/2BSZWPp. #FunMuseum #TargetCircle

Target Circle

Have you seen all the beautifully decorated homes in our area?  How many of these items can you find as you explore?
12/20/2020

Have you seen all the beautifully decorated homes in our area? How many of these items can you find as you explore?

Incorporate some active play into your holiday family fun with these candy cane games from#PlayPartyPlan. #FunMuseumAtHo...
12/19/2020
Candy Cane Olympics

Incorporate some active play into your holiday family fun with these candy cane games from#PlayPartyPlan. #FunMuseumAtHome #DontPausePlay https://bit.ly/3qSLJqL

Use one or more of these hilarious candy cane game ideas for a candy game Olympics with family and friends! Ten easy games that anyone can play!

12/18/2020
VT

What do you think of this gingerbread house?

The detail in this woman's gingerbread house creation is mindblowing! 🤯 🤩

There's still time to get great children's items, save $ (30%!), and support local businesses.
12/18/2020

There's still time to get great children's items, save $ (30%!), and support local businesses.

Buy now, pick up your order tonight! Or tomorrow or Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Have you ever wanted an easier way to give to your favorite non-profit? Netgiver from Altra Federal Credit Union allows ...
12/18/2020
NetGiver App - Altra Federal Credit Union | Helping You Live Your Best Life

Have you ever wanted an easier way to give to your favorite non-profit? Netgiver from Altra Federal Credit Union allows you to send funds directly from your Altra account, and Altra will cover the processing costs. https://bit.ly/3oFdnoS #AltraFCU #FunMuseum #GiveAGiggle

COVID-19 UPDATES: Altra is here for you and will continue to provide you with the best member experience possible. Click for latest updates.

12/18/2020
WXOW

More evidence of our wonderful community and the incredibly generous people in it...THANKS TO ALL INVOLVED! #rotarylightslacrosse #WXOW

Go behind the scenes with the volunteers who create the fantastic holiday displays at the Rotary Lights, La Crosse in Riverside Park.

Looking for a simple craft that you and your kids can do to add to your holiday/winter decor? #FunMuseumAtHome
12/17/2020
Paper Christmas Tree Ornaments - The Kitchen Table Classroom

Looking for a simple craft that you and your kids can do to add to your holiday/winter decor? #FunMuseumAtHome

These paper Christmas tree ornaments come together quickly with just card stock! This easy Christmas craft for kid is perfect on the mantle or holiday table

You can enjoy this online holiday show from The Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, MN FREE until Jan. 4.
12/15/2020
A Driftless Christmas

You can enjoy this online holiday show from The Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, MN FREE until Jan. 4.

The Commonweal Theatre is proud to present A Driftless Christmas, a radio variety show written and performed by the Commonweal Resident Ensemble. Through sho...

La Crosse Community Theatre presents "Miracle on 34th Street" in the style of a 1940s radio show. With a cast of charism...
12/14/2020
Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play

La Crosse Community Theatre presents "Miracle on 34th Street" in the style of a 1940s radio show. With a cast of charismatic characters, handmade sound effects, fun jingles, and your favorite carols, the whole family will want to tune in for this holiday gift from LCT to you. Listen via WIZM's live stream online or purchase tickets for video streaming. Visit La Crosse Community Theatre's website for details. #LaCrosseCommunityTheatre

No one can deny it – there’s something special about the Santa Claus at Macy’s this year. With his snowy beard and twinkling eyes, he is brimming with the true spirit of Christmas. Macy’s turns upside down when he sends customers to other stores for the toys they really want. He himself gets...

Get your bells now so you're ready to participate in #ChristmasEveJingle2020. Do you plan to join the fun?
12/13/2020

Get your bells now so you're ready to participate in #ChristmasEveJingle2020. Do you plan to join the fun?

Do you have a future comic book artist in your household?  Here are some fun, free activities from artist Jarett Lerner....
12/12/2020
Activities

Do you have a future comic book artist in your household? Here are some fun, free activities from artist Jarett Lerner. https://bit.ly/3eL5dHB #SillySmart #FunMuseumAtHome

The activities below are available for free download, and are to be used in educational and/or private settings. They may not be used elsewhere or for other purposes (such as for profit) unless exp…

Starting at 10 am tomorrow (December 12) until supplies run out, The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (800 Riverview Dr, Wino...
12/11/2020
Virtual Second Saturday: Art Lore - Storytelling through Art — Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Starting at 10 am tomorrow (December 12) until supplies run out, The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (800 Riverview Dr, Winona) is inviting you to pick up a storytelling art kit with all of the supplies and instructions to help you imagine a great story. What story will you tell? Learn more about MMAM's art kits and online activities at

Second Saturday: Home Edition  Art Lore: Storytelling through Art Saturday, December 12, 2020

Have you checked out the Children's Museum toys and special play packs for sale online?  Get your order in before midnig...
12/11/2020

Have you checked out the Children's Museum toys and special play packs for sale online? Get your order in before midnight on 12/13. #FunMuseumAtHome #CouleeParentingConnection #EngageGreaterLaCrosse #ShopLocal https://bit.ly/3oH9bFl

The Children’s Museum is pleased to participate in the December #CouleeLootClub presented by #CouleeParentingConnection ...
12/10/2020
Coulee Loot Club | Shop - Engage Greater La Crosse

The Children’s Museum is pleased to participate in the December #CouleeLootClub presented by #CouleeParentingConnection
Here's what you'll get in this month's package:
• A Home Depot wood project (make a truck, rocket pencil box, airplane, planter, or ornament)
• A cuddly mini-plush critter
• Hot cocoa ornament with easy instructions
• Museum merchandise, including a frisbee, picture frame magnet, and big pencil
• … and more. Place your order today!

This endeavor is brought to you by Coulee Parenting Connection. Shopping and supporting local just got easier and way more fun! Subscribe to all things local and each month, we'll release a new "kit." The beneficiary organization enjoys more than 1/3 of the cost of your loot kit, more than 90 percen...

Address

207 5th Ave S
La Crosse, WI
54601

Parking at the Museum:Parking is available in the Market Square Ramp off Jay Street: park for free for up to 3 hours (must enter license plate number) or pay $1 per hour beyond 3 hours. The ramp is free all day on weekends. Street parking is free for up to 2 hours.

Telephone

+16087842652

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Open since 1999, this three-story, non-profit children’s museum in historic downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin offers hands-on learning and play via three floors of interactive exhibits, multi-level Luckey Climber, FUN shop and more! For ages 1-10 with adult. Exhibits include: Fire Truck, Dinosaur Maze, Mighty Mississippi, Bridges, Me & My Shadow, Wiggles & Giggles, NEOS, Kid-Sized bank and store, WKID TV, and Whoosh! Admission is only $7.50 per person ($1 off on Sundays!) Special events include weekly preschool programs, regular weekend activities, scout workshops, summer day camps, birthday party packages, holiday fun and more.

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Loved getting this in the mail today! Thanks so much Children's Museum of La Crosse for a great event 😊 Will definitely be participating & donating again next year!!
I am registered for the virtual #Firecracker4Mile. Please enter me in the drawing for one of the great prizes
I am registered for the virtual #Firecracker4mile. Please enter me in the drawing for one of the great prizes.
I am registered for the virtual #Firecracker4mile. Please enter me in the drawing for one of the great prizes! Thanks!
I am registered for the virtual #Firecracker4mile. Please enter me in the drawing for one of the great prizes. Happy to support this great organization. My daughter loves the La Crosse Children's Museum! 😁💕🏃‍♀️
I am registered for the virtual #Firecracker4Mile event to benefit the #FunMuseum. Please enter me in the drawing for one of the great prizes."
"I am registered for the virtual #Firecracker4Mile event to benefit the #FunMuseum. Please enter me in the drawing for one of the great prizes."
Age 6, entry for the mothers day giveaway!
Age 3, entry for Mothers Day giveaway!
Age 9. Entry for Mothers Day giveaway!
Fun for multiple age range. Creates imagination and explore fun. Great for cold and/or rainy days. Memberships are great gifts to keep littles busy!
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