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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Noon Year's Eve!
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Noon Year's Eve!

December 31st, 2017

No extended bedtime required for this family friendly New Year's Eve celebration at the Children's Museum. Drop in for a parachute playtime confetti extravaganza and countdown to noon around the clocktower! Free with Museum membership or admission.

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Night at the Museum: Holiday Workshop!
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Night at the Museum: Holiday Workshop!

December 1st, 2017

Sign up your little elves for the Museum's only drop-off event! Get some of your shopping done, go out for a nice dinner or just take a little 'me' time while we play with the kids! Night at the Museum: Holiday Workshop is for children K-5th grade. The evening includes multiple craft and project stations, as well as a pizza dinner thanks to Toppers Pizza. $10 per member child, $15 per non-member child. Preregistration is required. This event is limited to 100 kids.

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Family Free Night: Wisconsin to Waikiki!
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Family Free Night: Wisconsin to Waikiki!

December 21st, 2017

Thanks to Group Health Cooperative, it's free admission for everyone! Join us for a Hawaiian-style holiday celebration! Santa Claus himself will even be joining the tropical festivities. No registration necessary.

Exhibits
Failsafe Now Open!
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Failsafe Now Open!

A S.T.E.A.M. Fab Lab and Makerspace where it's not only okay to fail. It's expected!

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Special Kids Night! Holiday Workshop
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Special Kids Night! Holiday Workshop

December 11th, 2017

For children with special needs, visiting the Museum can prove difficult on a typical day. This truly special event offers families a safe and soothing environment where the Museum is closed to the public, giving kids with special needs a special night! *FREE Admission for kids with special needs (autism spectrum, physical disabilities, etc.) and their families *Pizza Party Dinner included *Holiday Themed Sensory Activities *Modified sound and lighting *Extra staff and volunteer support *Chance to network with other parents *Explore all 3 floors of exhibits the Children's Museum! Space is limited to create a safe environment and pre-registration is required. Click the ticket link to register!

Site sponsored by: Eau Claire Community Foundation Thank You!

Socialize With Us!

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments with our very own Dr. Labcoat! This program is FREE for kids 2-5 with parent or caregiver. The activity this week is parachutes!

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