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Childrens Museum of La Crosse Inc

Rating: 4.73 stars   26 reviews 2,808

Address:

207 5th Ave S La Crosse WI 54601 USA

Mission:

The mission of the Children’s Museum of La Crosse is to offer affordable opportunities for the young and young at heart to learn, connect and grow through interactive play.

Target demographics:

Children age 1-10 with adult companion

Programs:

Visitors to the Museum can learn and play via three floors of interactive exhibits. Regular programs include Wee Move, Little Learners, Save on Sundays and more. Additional programming includes summer day camps, scout overnights, holiday parties and more. School groups and child care centers visit the Museum for field trips, and children may have their birthday parties here too. The Museum welcomes approx. 70,000 visitors per year.

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608-784-2652
www.funmuseum.org

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Reviews for Childrens Museum of La Crosse Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

The Children's Museum of La Crosse was an old furniture store when I first became acquainted with it! As a member of the original board of directors, I have witnessed it grow and change to keep up with current topics. As a result, it has become a very special place where children can play to learn and learn to play!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

CMLC continues to strive to be the very best children's experience with the exhibits, classes and programs provided. The staff is excellent and responsive and truly cares about the well-being and growth of our community and most importantly the children they interact with.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The Children's Museum of La Crosse is an amazing destination for any family. My 18 month old grandson absolutely loves the place. Although he lives in Green Bay and time is precious when he's in La Crosse with us , a visit to the museum is planned nearly every time. La Crosse is very fortunate to have such an outstanding family attraction.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

We had the pleasure of working with the Children’s Museum of La Crosse on their new logo and brand identity. Not only are they a great asset to our community, they are a great group of people to work and collaborate with. They have a clear passion for what they do and that shines through their brand, facility and staff.

 
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Role: Board Member
Rating: 5 stars  

The Children's Museum of La Crosse is a wonderful pillar of the La Crosse community. They work hard to serve all of the families and children in our region and educate through play. The entire staff is always friendly and focused on their mission to help kids in the community.
The museum is a place that kids can go to have fun with their families, learn and grow. They make sure that reduced and free memberships are available. Simply amazing.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The Childrens Museum is an amazing place for grown-ups and kids alike. Nothing brings more smiles to our day than to wake up and announce it's a Children's Museum Day. I can feel great about the learning and fun that will take place and always cherish the opportunity to slow down our busy lives and schedules and have fun together as a family. There is a great variety of activities for all our kiddos and every visit is an enriching experience. Of course this is due to the wonderful staff and behind the scenes work done by an amazing group of people dedicated to providing the best to our community.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The Children's Museum of La Crosse has been a destination for our family and friends for many years. They have amazing interactive activities that children, and adults, of all ages can participate in. They are a major asset to our community and provide resources and special events that we can't find anywhere else around here. Plus, the staff/volunteers are incredible!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

The Children's Museum is a great example of how a few people can rally many to make something good happen in a community. They are able to continuously bring new, interesting things to families affordably on a limited budget --they make every penny work hard, and garner great will along the way.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Amazing is all I can say. The level of respect and care for the children of the community is second to none. I have witnessed Anne, Leanne, their employees and many of the board members go over and above to meet the needs of the children and families they serve. And serve is the word. The serve them with their programs and displays at the museum. They serve them by the way they make sure everyone can play. They serve by engaging and providing for the community at large. They serve by their attitude; that "give all" attitude that makes people come back and engage in the learning process.

I wish more community based programs would mirror the concept and mission that the Children's Museum of La Crosse has developed. Bravo!

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

Now that the Childrens Museum has decided to host an adult course in Brewing Beer my family is done with them. They have forgotten their name and core values.

"learn about the science behind brewing beer from the experts at Pearl Street Brewery"

not an appropriate venue for this subject.

 
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I appreciate your comment about the Adult Recess: Brewology event and would like to share some more information. Children’s Museums promote the value of interactive play as boost to learning and retention. Studies show that even adults benefit from play--it helps them be more creative, more productive and more relaxed. Adult Recess is designed to get people into the Museum that normally wouldn’t have the opportunity to take advantage of the hands-on learning and play available here. The beer part of the Adult Recess: Brewology event was really focused on education. Pearl Street Brewery staff had several interactive stations showing the science and technology involved. They offered small samples and each person got only one full beverage with their admission. The event ended at 9:00 and no one overindulged while here. Everything else at the event was focused on the Museum exhibits and play. We had 200 attendees, many without young children to give them reason to visit the Museum during regular hours. They appreciated the invitation to utilize the Museum.