Tuesday, July 31st 9:00-10:00am - WisCorps Critter Program: The WisCorps Critter Mobile is coming to the Museum! Meet some real animals while you learn about the food chain & how you can help conservation efforts. Pre-registration/Pre-payment required. LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS $5/child (adult chaperones free; at least 1 required per 5 children)
We’re raising Pink Spotted Ladybugs!: The tiny larvae will (hopefully) eat, drink, molt, and explore the ladybug landscape on our admissions desk. Once they've eaten their fill, they'll find a comfortable spot in their habitat to pupate and begin the exciting change from larvae to adult ladybug. About a week later, shiny ladybugs will emerge, and begin to develop their trademark spots! We’ll keep them to observe and feed for a few days and then let them go outside to continue their incredible life cycle.
First Friday Late Hours: As part of Downtown Mainstreet Inc.'s FIRST FRIDAYS, the Museum will stay open until 7:30 pm on August 3.


Open since 1999, the Children's Museum of La Crosse celebrates the value of play via three floors of hands-on exhibits plus related programming and more.

admission fee

$7.00 per person ($6 on Sundays)
Infants (under 12 months) and Members FREE Become a Member

Children must be accompanied by an adult (age 16+). At least one adult required per five children.

We love to see smiling faces of our guests. we occasionally take photos and video of our guests for promotional purposes. If you do not want us to use photos of you/your children, please notify photographer.


Tuesdays - Saturdays: 10 am to 5 pm
Sundays: Noon to 5 pm

Closed Mondays and major holidays