Capital Campaign

Bolder. Better. Bigger.

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If there ever was a time to be bolder, do better, and dream bigger... it is here and now! Why not BE BOLDER in our approach? Peace Tree Child Care and the Children’s Museum has come together to co-locate services under one roof. Children’s Museums across this country have been responding to unique community needs since the first one opened in 1899 in Brooklyn. Communities across this country are challenged with meeting demand for affordable, high quality child care. We feel our unique model will contribute to addressing the child care crisis and possibly inspire other communities to do the same.

When it comes to safety, accessibility, efficiency, and inclusion, why not seek to DO BETTER? We are added 6,134 square feet of exhibit and classroom space, along with other amenities including:

  • Designated family friendly parking adjacent to our building so parents can avoid crossing busy streets with young children,
  • An outdoor space that can be utilized year round.

Why not GROW BIGGER so we can include more people in the opportunity to learn through play? The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire serves more than 1,200 children through its Play for All membership program, making us the leader in serving low to moderate income children. All of these things mean that a children’s museum isn’t just nice, but absolutely necessary for a thriving community that values children and strengthening families.

Giving Circles

If you are in a place to give to others, then we proudly offer our Giving Circles options with preset amounts or a custom amount that you choose. Thank you ahead of time for your generosity.

Creativity Circle

Gift of $1,000

Supports 10 families for the next year.

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Imagination Circle

Gift of $500

Supports 5 families for the next year.

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Discovery Circle

Gift of $250

Supports 3 families for the next year.

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Curiosity Circle

Gift of $100

Supports 1 family for the next year.

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custom Gift Amount

New Building Renderings

Big windows for better natural light all day long.

Nature inside as we will be incorporating real trees.

Light and air flow seamlessly throughout the second floor's open concept design

The outdoor area will host activities and reflect Wisconsin's traditional seasons.

Our popular water feature will be expanded plus a true-to-size Fire Engine.

A brand new center for young children with a beautiful Northwoods theme.

Let your young child's mind run wild in our expansive Toddler Park.

Reinforce the importance of staying active in our Shape Up exhibit.

It only gets better when your little one gets to go digging for dino bones.

Learn about what makes us tick in our immersive Body Smarts exhibit.

Campaign fundraising efforts

Funds Raised

$9.3 Million

Project Goal

$12.5 Million

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check out our generous donors!

$500k+ donors

Your donation will echo into the next generation.

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Play Your Part and help support the Children’s Museum to impact thousands of children.  All gifts are welcome and 100% goes to support our effort.