upcoming events

upcoming events

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weekly/monthly programs:

 FREE with paid admission or membership.
Registration is not required for these programs but classes may fill due to room capacity and limited supplies. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early. Parental involvement is expected. No classes on Holiday weeks.

TUESDAYS: Tinker Tuesdays, 11:00 am (changed from 10:30) Try, build, make and create and join us for some free tinkering fun! Sponsored by Trane - Ingersoll Rand Graduate Training Program. 

THURSDAYS: Little Learners, 11:00 am (changed from 10:30). Make and take, learn and play...we have fun the toddler way! Join us for stories, crafts, games, and snack! Ages 1-5 with adult. 

FRIDAYS: Wee Move, 10:30 am. Join instructors from Nicole's School of Dance to sing, dance, giggle, and move! Ages 1-7 with adult. 

First Fridays Open Late until 7:30 pm. Come to downtown La Crosse on the first Friday of each month (through November) for extended hours and special activities at many businesses. Get $5 admission after 5:00 on each First Friday at the Museum!

fun forecast:
Included with museum admission/membership unless noted otherwise.
When pre-registration is required, do so online here or call 608-784-2652 with your VISA, MasterCard or Discover payment.

Saturdays, September 21, October 5 & 19: Meet pet therapy dog, Mishka, 10-11 am.   

Saturday, September 21: Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. Free admission, today only, for to up to two people with printed or digital ticket from Smithsonian magazine.

Saturday, September 21: Worldwide Day of Play, Noon to 3 pm. We’re joining Nickelodeon’s initiative to encourage active play. Join us for special fun and games. 

Entire month of October: Animal Shelter Sundays, 1-3 pm.  Participate in animal-themed activities and learn about pets in-need. Get a $1 off coupon for a future Museum visit when you bring a donation for the Coulee Region Humane Society from their wish list at couleehumane.com/wish-list/. 

Wednesdays, September 11 & 18, October 9 & 16: Stretch & Shine Yoga, 10:30 am. Second Wednesdays led by by The Yoga Place and third Wednesdays led by The Healthy Hut, these sessions will promote a love of movement and health.


Fridays, October 4 & November 1: First Fridays. Open Late until 7:30 pm. Come to downtown La Crosse on the first Friday of each month for extended hours and special activities at many businesses. Get $5 admission after 5:00 at the Museum (no First Friday at the Museum in December).

Saturday, October 5: Make a Difference Day, 10 am to 1 pm. Students from UW-L, Viterbo and Western will lead extra fun in the Museum. Join us!

Saturday, October 12: Historic Downtown La Crosse Day.  Special activities at the Museum + more fun for the whole family throughout downtown La Crosse. Learn more at lacrossedowntown.com.

October 17-20: Wisconsin Science Fest. Join in science-themed activities at the Museum, included with admission.

Saturday, October 19: Earth Science Day, 10 am to 1:00 pm.  UW-L students will lead interactive science activities.

October 25 (5:30-7 pm) OR 26 (5:30-7 pm): BOO-seum Halloween party.

Choose either date for a non-scary party with games, exhibit play, prizes & more for ages 2-9. Costumes welcome.

Pre registration & pre-payment required via funmuseum.org. $5 per child members/$12 per child non-Member. Adults $1 (1 adult required per 5 children).


Saturday, October 26: Fun With Physics, 10 to 11 am and 12:30 to 1:30 pm.  UW-L Physics Education students will dazzle and delight with hands-on physics fun.

Entire month of November:  Member Month in the FUN Shop. Museum members get 20% off shop purchases instead of the regular 10%. What a great opportunity to save on holiday shopping and support affordable, hands-on learning and fun!

Friday, November 8: Inclusion Night, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. This special night is intended for children with disabilities and their adult caregivers to be able to enjoy the Museum without the extra stimulation of busy open hours. $2 per child Museum members , $8 per non-member child , $1 per adult. Pre-registration with payment requested but walk-ins welcome if not full (max. 100 attendees). Register online at funmuseum.org or call 608-784-2652. Made possible by: David Utterback, Children's Museum of La Crosse, and Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin, with help from master’s students of the UW-La Crosse Student Council for Exceptional Children.


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If you/your child cannot attend a single day program for which you are registered, please notify us as early as possible so we can make your space/s available to others. 
Full refunds will be given for cancellations received 8 days or more in advance of the program date. Within 7 days of the program date: refunds of $10 or higher will be given via Children’s Museum gift card (redeemable for anything at the Museum with no expiration date); and one or more single admission passes will be given in lieu of refunds totaling less than $10.  No refunds will be given if you do not attend the program and fail to notify us in advance.