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Childrens Museum of La Crosse Inc

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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!

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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.

Previous Stories
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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.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Childrens Museum of La Crosse is a wonderful place for families and an invaluable resource for our community. My children enjoy the varied and changing exhibits. We also encourage the various programming that are offered during the year, especially the summer youth camps. The museum is also a great place to host an event or party. The staff is well trained and professional. We've been to many children's museums across the country and love coming back to our hometown museum. What a special place!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I joined the volunteer task force when I first read about the dream of a gal who moved to La Crosse and wanted to start a children's museum. Having young children at the time, and community volunteerism in my heart made this a natural fit. 25 years later, I'm still a HUGE fan and believe in all the museum stands for. What a wonderful resource for our community. Some day...maybe some day...I will bring grandchildren there!!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Played for hours with my little cousins at the museum. Their excitement was contagious and it was fun to go from one activity and exhibit to another.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love this children's museum! Lots for kids to do and traveling exhibits keep things new!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've known the Children's Museum of La Crosse since it first opened. From the beginning, it's been a great place for children and families in our community, and a destination attracting visitors to the area. I'm impressed how it continues to provide a fresh variety of exhibits, activities, and programs that engage children across a wide range of ages. The staff is friendly and kind, and works hard to make sure everyone has a wonderful time.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Childrens Museum of La Crosse is a top notch organization that is driven to provide children a safe and exciting environment to learn, play and just be a kid. They continually look to attract community members by bringing in traveling exhibits which keep their offerings fresh along side the staples (Fire Truck, Kwik Trip and the River).

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.