Children's Museum of La Crosse

Children's Museum of La Crosse Re-opened on 6/3/21 after temporary COVID-19 closure. Affordable opportunities for the young and young at heart to learn, connect and grow through interactive play

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, FUN shop and more! For ages 1-10 with adult. Exhibits include: Fire Truck, Dinosaur Maze, Mighty Mississippi, Bridges, Me & My Shadow, Tator Tots, NEOS, Kid-Sized bank and store, WKID TV, and Whoosh! Admission is only $8 per person.

Operating as usual

This fort is the result of some impressive teamwork and creativity! What can you create with our big blue blocks? Childr...
09/17/2021

This fort is the result of some impressive teamwork and creativity! What can you create with our big blue blocks? Children's Museum of La Crosse hours: Thursdays-Sundays 9 am to noon and 1 to 5 pm. #FunMuseum #SillySmart #ImagationPlayground

This fort is the result of some impressive teamwork and creativity! What can you create with our big blue blocks? Children's Museum of La Crosse hours: Thursdays-Sundays 9 am to noon and 1 to 5 pm. #FunMuseum #SillySmart #ImagationPlayground

Did you know that today is #InternationalDotDay? The Children's Museum of La Crosse is full of colorful dots and circles...
09/15/2021
exhibits

Did you know that today is #InternationalDotDay? The Children's Museum of La Crosse is full of colorful dots and circles, including our Doodle Dots exhibit. #FunMuseum

Learn and play among three floors of hands-on exhibits for children, aged 1-10, and adults. Fire truck, climbing wall, store, toddler play space, dinosaur maze, water. Wheelchair accessible.

Way to represent, Caleb & Jacob Schilling--congratulations!
09/15/2021
Holmen twins win third place on LEGO Masters

Way to represent, Caleb & Jacob Schilling--congratulations!

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – It’s not every day that a couple of guys from Holmen compete on a national reality competition show. A LEGO Masters viewing party at the Rivoli Theatre celebrated the success of Caleb and Jacob Schilling. The twins won third place in the competition show with an hourglas...

Today is #NationalColoringDay! You can color online images of some of our exhibits on the new games page of our website....
09/14/2021
Games | Fun Zone

Today is #NationalColoringDay! You can color online images of some of our exhibits on the new games page of our website. #FunMuseum

Games I-Spy Bank Store Rivers and Bridges Treehouse WKID TV Coloring Pages Fire Truck Luckey Climber Dino Maze Crane Tator Tots

#HappyGrandparentsDay from the Children's Museum of La Crosse! #FunMuseum
09/13/2021

#HappyGrandparentsDay from the Children's Museum of La Crosse! #FunMuseum

#HappyGrandparentsDay from the Children's Museum of La Crosse! #FunMuseum

Happy Grandparents Day! Visit the Children's Museum today and make a love bug fingerprint card. #FunMuseum
09/12/2021

Happy Grandparents Day! Visit the Children's Museum today and make a love bug fingerprint card. #FunMuseum

Happy Grandparents Day! Visit the Children's Museum today and make a love bug fingerprint card. #FunMuseum

Look what some creative and patient guests made on our ArtTwist exhibit! What can you create on this exhibit that also r...
09/11/2021

Look what some creative and patient guests made on our ArtTwist exhibit! What can you create on this exhibit that also recognizes donors of $250? #FunMuseum

Look what some creative and patient guests made on our ArtTwist exhibit! What can you create on this exhibit that also recognizes donors of $250? #FunMuseum

Here's a great (future) gift idea for the students in your life! Get a photo album and once a week/month put a $5, $10, ...
09/09/2021

Here's a great (future) gift idea for the students in your life! Get a photo album and once a week/month put a $5, $10, $20 (or a deposit slip for the amount put into a bank account) into a slot along with a picture of your child and a little note with something you did together during the week. When the child graduates from high school, they will have a little windfall + documentation of great memories!

Here's a great (future) gift idea for the students in your life! Get a photo album and once a week/month put a $5, $10, $20 (or a deposit slip for the amount put into a bank account) into a slot along with a picture of your child and a little note with something you did together during the week. When the child graduates from high school, they will have a little windfall + documentation of great memories!

It's wasp season! Learn how to draw one here:
09/08/2021
How To Draw A Realistic Wasp

It's wasp season! Learn how to draw one here:

Follow along with us! Today, Jack and I are learning how to draw a realistic wasp!Art Supplies ~ This is a list of the supplies we used, but feel free to use...

Wow!  How creative are these artists?!
09/07/2021
When Street Art meets Nature (35 photo collection) | STREET ART UTOPIA

Wow! How creative are these artists?!

Street Art that interacts with nature Street art is at its best when it is part of its surroundings. These are some of the most beloved examples we have of street art using plants and trees. Links and information under each photo.  1 By El Decertor – In Imbabura, Ecuador (2 photos) 2 Flower Power...

These handprint leaf dish towels are a fun DIY project--would make a great gift for grandparents' day!
09/07/2021
Leaf Handprint towel

These handprint leaf dish towels are a fun DIY project--would make a great gift for grandparents' day!

This Hand print leaf towel craft is perfect for the kids. This easy fall craft is adorable when finished and so much fun to make! #Fall #Crafts #kids #FallCrafts #FallCraft #Handprint #HandprintCraft

Today is #NationalReadABookDay. It's never too early to instill of love of reading. What books does your child love? #Fu...
09/06/2021

Today is #NationalReadABookDay. It's never too early to instill of love of reading. What books does your child love? #FunMuseum #SillySmart

Today is #NationalReadABookDay. It's never too early to instill of love of reading. What books does your child love? #FunMuseum #SillySmart

Rewording everyday phrases can help build your child's conversation skills. #SparksHappenHere #FunMuseum #SillySmart #Cr...
09/05/2021

Rewording everyday phrases can help build your child's conversation skills. #SparksHappenHere #FunMuseum #SillySmart #CreativeChild

Rewording everyday phrases can help build your child's conversation skills. #SparksHappenHere #FunMuseum #SillySmart #CreativeChild

Officers Dominic, Steve, & canine officer Zeus visited the Children's Museum of La Crosse today to share stickers, tradi...
09/04/2021

Officers Dominic, Steve, & canine officer Zeus visited the Children's Museum of La Crosse today to share stickers, trading cards (and some puppy love) with our guests. La Crosse Police Department

Officers Dominic, Steve, & canine officer Zeus visited the Children's Museum of La Crosse today to share stickers, trading cards (and some puppy love) with our guests. La Crosse Police Department

“Teddy is hungry!” “Does Teddy want another bite?” Learning to consider the feelings of others - that’s The Genius of Pl...
09/04/2021

“Teddy is hungry!” “Does Teddy want another bite?” Learning to consider the feelings of others - that’s The Genius of Play! Another example of the power of play. #FunMuseum #SillySmart #GeniusofPlay

“Teddy is hungry!” “Does Teddy want another bite?” Learning to consider the feelings of others - that’s The Genius of Play! Another example of the power of play. #FunMuseum #SillySmart #GeniusofPlay

The stuff-your-own-plush area in the Museum's FUN shop has been expanded! Choose your favorite animal, make a wish on a ...
09/03/2021

The stuff-your-own-plush area in the Museum's FUN shop has been expanded! Choose your favorite animal, make a wish on a special star insert, help our staff operate the stuffing machine, and then take home your new fluffy friend. $16 each (Museum members save 10% on all FUN shop purchases.) #FUNShop #FunMuseum

The stuff-your-own-plush area in the Museum's FUN shop has been expanded! Choose your favorite animal, make a wish on a special star insert, help our staff operate the stuffing machine, and then take home your new fluffy friend. $16 each (Museum members save 10% on all FUN shop purchases.) #FUNShop #FunMuseum

These handprint leaf dish towels are a fun DIY project--would make a great gift for grandparents' day!
09/02/2021
Leaf Handprint towel

These handprint leaf dish towels are a fun DIY project--would make a great gift for grandparents' day!

This Hand print leaf towel craft is perfect for the kids. This easy fall craft is adorable when finished and so much fun to make! #Fall #Crafts #kids #FallCrafts #FallCraft #Handprint #HandprintCraft

The Children's Museum of La Crosse is pleased to be part of the Wisconsin Great River Road Welcome Back promotion this m...
09/01/2021
Welcome Back - Wisconsin Great River Road

The Children's Museum of La Crosse is pleased to be part of the Wisconsin Great River Road Welcome Back promotion this month. Click the link for access to deals from many participating organizations. #WisconsinGreatRiverRoad #FunMuseum

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09/01/2021
Cash4Classrooms 2021

Nominate your favorite teacher by September 17 for a chance to win $250 for their classroom from Altra Federal Credit Union. #AltraCU #Cash4Classrooms

Did you know that Wisconsin has the most children's museums per capita in the U.S.?  What a FUN state we are! Our childr...
08/31/2021
Collaborate to Advocate: The Power of Collective Voice

Did you know that Wisconsin has the most children's museums per capita in the U.S.? What a FUN state we are! Our children's museums work together to promote the power of play. #FunMuseum #childrensmuseums #WICM

The state of Wisconsin has the most children’s museums per capita in the United States. As a state-wide museum network, Wisconsin Children’s Museums demonstrates the power of strategic solidarity t…

Here's a fun idea for a back-to-school-themed treat...Rollo "Pencils".
08/29/2021

Here's a fun idea for a back-to-school-themed treat...Rollo "Pencils".

Here's a fun idea for a back-to-school-themed treat...Rollo "Pencils".

Here's a great school countdown craft idea from @crafty.moms: draw a backpack on a piece of cardboard and attach paper r...
08/28/2021

Here's a great school countdown craft idea from @crafty.moms: draw a backpack on a piece of cardboard and attach paper rings to the bottom (one for each day until school starts.) Your child gets to cut one ring every day to understand how many days are left to start school, PLUS they will practice scissor skills. https://bit.ly/3jjHFh8 #SillySmart

Here's a great school countdown craft idea from @crafty.moms: draw a backpack on a piece of cardboard and attach paper rings to the bottom (one for each day until school starts.) Your child gets to cut one ring every day to understand how many days are left to start school, PLUS they will practice scissor skills. https://bit.ly/3jjHFh8 #SillySmart

Thanks Fox2548 & WIProud for highlighting this year's Al's Musky Challenge. BIG THANKS to Al Louis, Rotary Club of La Cr...
08/27/2021
WIProud: Al’s Musky Challenge raises nearly $100,000 for local non-profit organizations

Thanks Fox2548 & WIProud for highlighting this year's Al's Musky Challenge. BIG THANKS to Al Louis, Rotary Club of La Crosse Downtown and all the donors!

LA CROSSE, Wisc. (WIProud) – There is so much to be proud of living in the badger state. In our new segment WI Proud we aim to highlight some of those reasons. A La Crosse man has been raisin…

Here's a unique family photo idea that will support access to books in our community.
08/27/2021

Here's a unique family photo idea that will support access to books in our community.

We've teamed up with Sabadash App and Michelle Poedel Photography to bring you this fun photo session. Download the Sabadash App and claim your offer!

Claim one of only 14 sessions on Friday, Sept. 10 held from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Each $100 package includes:

- One chance to win the VW bus package (value = $25)
- A 15-minute mini-session with Michelle Poedel Photography (value = 100)
- A gallery of at least 5 edited photos to use as you wish and copyright permission (value = $100 plus)
- A $40 donation to Paperback Rider. Support this mobile Little Free Library committed to literacy locally!

The Children's Museum of La Crosse is open Thursdays through Sundays from 9 to noon and 1 to 5 pm for your family's rese...
08/27/2021

The Children's Museum of La Crosse is open Thursdays through Sundays from 9 to noon and 1 to 5 pm for your family's research on the power of play! #FunMuseum #SillySmart #ExploreLaCrosse #LaCrosseDowntown

The Children's Museum of La Crosse is open Thursdays through Sundays from 9 to noon and 1 to 5 pm for your family's research on the power of play! #FunMuseum #SillySmart #ExploreLaCrosse #LaCrosseDowntown

Can you help?
08/26/2021

Can you help?

Announcing Beer By Bike Brigade's official drive for our new Afghan neighbors. This (initial) drive ends Wednesday 9/8/21.

We invite you to participate by leaving contributions or checks at 1 of 2 BBBB drop-off sites ~ Smith's Bike Shop & Larson's General.

*CLOTHING: it must be new clothing. Thank you.

Many thanks to RUSH Wisconsin WEST for donating soccer balls. Friends at Olive Juice Quilts and 5 other families are donating forward sewing machines. We also engaged both Mayo Clinic Health System & Gundersen Health System to do internal collections.

Don't underestimate the impact of the smallest gift. While we can't lessen the sadness of their immense loss, your gift will ignite a world of difference. Even at 7,271 miles from Kabul.

We've collected lots of items in our lost & found drawer since our June 3 re-opening. If any of these items are yours, s...
08/26/2021

We've collected lots of items in our lost & found drawer since our June 3 re-opening. If any of these items are yours, stop by to pick them up during our open hours (Thursdays-Sundays 9 to noon, 1 to 5 pm).
Brown Kariba Café Coffee Mug
Beeker 07 Baseball hat (grey and red)
Baby toy flower rattle
Large Gatorade water bottle
Black and White Champion Sweatshirt
Green diaper bag
The Crow yellow frisbee
Pink baby rattle/pacifier
Blue and Pink Clip pacifier
Black plastic toy watch
Blue water bottle with red key chain
Neon yellow water bottle
Clear West Salem Panthers water bottle
Purple sunglasses
Peter Rabbit toy/rattle
Heart shaped bracelet (pink)
Heart toy blue and red
Gold toy race car
Ice cream cone ping pong paddle
Green and Blue kid sized water bottle
Blue toy bunny
Silver angel bracelet
Green sunglasses
Red sunglasses
Gold and silver play ring
Blue metallic headband

We've collected lots of items in our lost & found drawer since our June 3 re-opening. If any of these items are yours, stop by to pick them up during our open hours (Thursdays-Sundays 9 to noon, 1 to 5 pm).
Brown Kariba Café Coffee Mug
Beeker 07 Baseball hat (grey and red)
Baby toy flower rattle
Large Gatorade water bottle
Black and White Champion Sweatshirt
Green diaper bag
The Crow yellow frisbee
Pink baby rattle/pacifier
Blue and Pink Clip pacifier
Black plastic toy watch
Blue water bottle with red key chain
Neon yellow water bottle
Clear West Salem Panthers water bottle
Purple sunglasses
Peter Rabbit toy/rattle
Heart shaped bracelet (pink)
Heart toy blue and red
Gold toy race car
Ice cream cone ping pong paddle
Green and Blue kid sized water bottle
Blue toy bunny
Silver angel bracelet
Green sunglasses
Red sunglasses
Gold and silver play ring
Blue metallic headband

Find fun for the whole family at the #GreatRiverFolkFest Aug. 27-29.
08/25/2021
Schedule

Find fun for the whole family at the #GreatRiverFolkFest Aug. 27-29.

Folk music and traditional arts and crafts festival in LaCrosse WI; Friday - Sunday on the last weekend before Labor Day. National and regional musicians, artisans and crafters, held at Riverside Park in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Western Wisconsin’s best and biggest folk festival.

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.

Opening Hours

Thursday 9am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Friday 9am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 12pm
1pm - 5am
Sunday 9am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm

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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