Children's Museum of Fond du Lac

Play, explore and have fun! Experience interactive exhibits including the NEW Bull & Bear Market and participate in art, science, music and maker programs. The Children's Museum of Fond du Lac is a place where discovery and curiosity are brought to life through a touchable learn-by-doing atmosphere designed to foster creativity and a passion for lifelong learning. Explore a world of wonder and play through imagination, climbing building, sliding, creating and performing. Fun, interactive and educational exhibits with a global focus for children ages 0-12. Tues-Thurs. 9-5 pm, Fri. 9-7 pm and Sat-Sun. 10-4 pm. Family fun for everyone!


75 W. Scott Street, Fond du Lac, WI


  • Family-Friendly
  • On-Site Parking


Sturgeon Stories: Shaping a Culture

Sturgeon Stories: Shaping a Culture

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Celebrate the sturgeon fishing season Children's Museum of Fond du Lac style!

Explore Shanty Town featuring a fishing shanty and bait shop in CMFDL's outdoor area WinnePLAYgo. Warm up with hot chocolate and music. Head inside to hear from inspiring enthusiasts and experts about the fish that have shaped a culture.

Kathleen Kline will be participating in the kick off of "Sturgeon Stories". Kathleen joined Wisconsin Sea Grant as a science writer in July 2004 after working for New Hampshire Sea Grant. In October 2012, she became the program's education outreach specialist working with formal and informal educators to promote Great Lakes literacy among students of all ages. Kathleen holds a B.A. degree in biology and English from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and a M.S. degree in Life Sciences Communication from the UW-Madison. She also co-authored People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish, and Bill was interviewed for this book.

Help CMFDL create a life-size sturgeon replica to be displayed in the museum. Participate in a sturgeon fishing simulation, check out the award winning film Frozen Chosen, get your face painted, and explore the exciting hands-on indoor exhibits.

This program is the beginning of a 5-part special program series funded in part by the Wisconsin Humanities Council. During the series families are invited to learn about the people who spend days (or even decades) sturgeon fishing.

Culture will come alive for families in Shanty Town at the Children's Museum of Fond du Lac. Enjoy outdoor and indoor sturgeon activities, crafts, stories, hot chocolate, face painting and fun for all ages! For more information visit:


Family Night

Family Night

Friday, February 19, 2016

The third Friday of every month, enjoy a night out with your family and friends with a variety of special activities focusing on a different theme each month.