Plan Your Visit
  • Hours

    Mon: Closed

    Tues: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Wed: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Thurs: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    *Sun: 12:00p - 5:00p

    *Open on Sundays from Labor Day to Memorial Day. We're closed on Sundays during the summer!

  • Admission

    Your Ticket To Play!

    Purchase a Daily Admission Pass for just $6 per person, ages 1-100. Children under the age of 1 are admitted FREE!

    Contact us for more info
  • Bring Your
    Group

    Give your students a field trip they’ll never forget at the Children’s Museum!

    Ready to plan your field trip? Call us at 715.832.KIDS at least two weeks before your visit date and let a Museum expert help you schedule your trip!

  • Parking

    There is plenty of plenty of FREE, 2-hour street parking available 7 days a week on surrounding, downtown streets. Or, if you’d rather not watch the time, you can park in the municipal parking ramp near our location, right next to U.S. Bank on Gibson Street. Current rates are $0.50 per hour.

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Special Day for Special Kids- Olympic Style!
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Special Day for Special Kids- Olympic Style!

July 25th, 2016

As part of the Play-for-All program, families of kids with special needs enjoy free admission, modified sound and lighting, cool down room, playdough, sensory kits, community resources & special activities! Additionally, the Museum is closed to the public and space is limited to create a safe and welcoming enviroment. Hosted in partnership with S.P.O.T.S. Pediatric Therapy. Call 715-832-5437 to register!

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Super Small Science!
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Super Small Science!

June 7th, 2016 - June 29th, 2016

Preschool age and under | Introduce your little ones to awesome science in this hands-on lab hosted by our very own Dr. Labcoat! Enjoy fun, age-appropriate experiments along with instructions on how to continue the play and learning at home. Free with your Museum membership or admission.

Exhibits
Nano Exhibit Now Open!
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Nano Exhibit Now Open!

Create a molecule, build on the balancing nanotechnology table, and discover how nano particles work with the help of magnets, balance, static and gravity.

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Summer Camp: A Week on the Bitty Farm
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Summer Camp: A Week on the Bitty Farm

August 1st, 2016 - August 5th, 2016

Grades 1-3 / Play in the dirt (literally!) as you plant your own garden, discover where food comes from, make your own butter & ice cream and visit the Eau Claire Farmer's Market! And, if you live in the Eau Claire Area School District, you can take this camp for FREE! Sweet, hey?

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CMEC Unveils Play-for-All Initiative to Help Families & Schools in Need
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CMEC Unveils Play-for-All Initiative to Help Families & Schools in Need

The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire believes that all children have the right to play, regardless of circumstances, socio-economic status or financial hardship. That’s the driving motivation behind their Play for All program, a new initiative to ensure that the Children’s Museum remains truly accessible for everyone in Eau Claire and the surrounding communities.

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Countdown to Kindergarten!
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Countdown to Kindergarten!

August 18th, 2016

Is your child entering Kindergarten this year? Then get ready to celebrate starting school! Visit the Children's Museum of Eau Claire for this special event where you and your rising kindergartner can hop on a real school bus, get moving at Recess, practice a Morning Meeting, sign up for library card, take a first-day-of-school photo and more, all for FREE, thanks to the Kiwanis Club Eau Claire. A perfect and memorable way for kids (and parents) to ease their way into the school year. Homeschoolers welcome, too!

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Summer Preschool Program: When I Grow Up!
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Summer Preschool Program: When I Grow Up!

August 8th, 2016 - August 12th, 2016

Ages 3-4 / You can wear lots of different hats in Bitty City! Be a Vet, a Construction Worker, a Chef, a Dentist and an Actor all in just one week as we PLAY pretend and have fun! Best of all, if you live in the Eau Claire Area School District, you can take this camp for FREE!

Site sponsored by: Eau Claire Community Foundation Thank You!
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Family Free Play Night: Junior/Senior Prom!
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Family Free Play Night: Junior/Senior Prom!

September 22nd, 2016

Grandparents' Day with The Children's Museum of Eau Claire! To say thanks for being so "grand," this special junior/senior prom is just for grandparents and their grandkiddos! Enjoy "old-fashioned" music and games, step out onto the dance floor, make crafts, fill up on snacks & punch and make memories together. Best of all, it's FREE thanks to Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire and the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County!

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Summer Camp: Mad Nano Scientists
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Summer Camp: Mad Nano Scientists

July 18th, 2016 - July 22nd, 2016

Grades K-1 / Can you imagine pants that never get wet? Magic sand that never dries out? Strange silly putty? Homemade rock candy? Grab your lab coat as we discover this and more! And, if you live in the Eau Claire Area School District, you can take this camp for FREE! Sweet, right?

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Museum CLOSED
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Museum CLOSED

September 4th, 2016 - September 19th, 2016

The Children's Museum of Eau Claire will be CLOSED from September 4th to September 19th for deep cleaning, exhibit repairs and some exciting new renovations! Come visit us when we reopen on Tuesday, September 20th to check out all of the new stuff!

Socialize With Us!

Showing off his masterpiece at today's Artist Reception for our 1st-3rd grade pint-sized Picassos summer camp! #atCMEC #art

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