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Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Children's Museums, Performing Arts Centers

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.

Results: The Children's Museum celebrated an exciting milestone in August of 2016--we welcomed our 1 millionth visitor!

Target demographics: Children age 1-10 with adult companion

Direct beneficiaries per year: 70000 visitors

Geographic areas served: western Wisconsin, north eastern Iowa, south eastern Minnesota and beyond

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.

Community Stories

42 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Christan2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I love this place. We just became members on Saturday!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a fun experience for kids of all ages! Learning through play is the best way. Such a wonderful & helpful staff too. Fun place for parties too! The Children's Museum of LaCrosse is amazing!!

1 Leanne11

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I may be biased because of my association with the Children's Museum of La Crosse, but I know that all the staff and volunteers are truly dedicated to providing affordable, enjoyable experiences for all visitors. The value of play is celebrated every day! After welcoming the Museum's one millionth visitor in August of 2016 and turning 18 in February of 2017, the Museum is currently working to raise $2 million for exhibit and building improvements.

1 Miranda J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My boys have so much fun here. There's always so much to do, so much to learn and there's never a dull moment. When the weather is nice we will go to the farmers market afterwards, because the museum is so convenient. When the weather is crummy, it's the perfect place to be!

1 Heather300

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My kids are 1 and 3 and they love going here! There are activities for each of them to enjoy. We live about 45 min away and try to get here 1-2x a month because they have such a great time!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

We've been members of the Children's Museum for almost 2 years now and my daughter absolutely LOVES it! It's a great place for her imagination and she is able to run around and get tired! We usually try to meet friends there at least once a month for a play date as well. Something for kids of all different ages!

1 Tracy126

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful place for family fun. We love the tiny tots area for our 1 year old to explore while our 4 year old explores the entire museum. The special events are really great.

1 Tim_97

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My family loves going to the museum. We have been members for the last 2 years and my son absolutely loves it.

1 mhutson18

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have had experience with the Childrens Museum since it's inception, as a parent, grandparent, committee and Board member. I have always thought of it as a wonderful place with staff and leadership that create an atmosphere which promotes fun, learning and lots of smiles. Its inception and growth into a thriving community asset has been amazing to watch.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have experienced this organization as a parent, member, board member and committee member. I have always been impressed by the energy and enthusiasm that the management and staff bring to their jobs at the Museum. In the ten years of its existence it has grown into a terrific place for kids and adults of all ages to go to have fun and to learn.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Having had the opportunity to be a part of such a great, well run organization where the decisions made each day is based on what experience is best for the children has been extremely rewarding. I get to see this first hand when we visit with our kids either through their interaction with the exhibits or the various programs they attend at CMLC. La Crosse as a community could not be any luckier to have the Children's Museum that we do with a staff that is excellent and truly cares about the experience of the children and their importance to the community at large.