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
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Free Family Concert Series Event! On Your Mark, Get Set, Play!
Come and hear the beautiful sounds of four string instruments all made by Lawrence LaMay — two violins, viola, and cello, owned by Ripon College. The Madison-based Ancora String Quartet plays their own instruments as well as the LaMay instruments. LaMay built fine instruments in Madison in the 1960’s and later in North Carolina.
The quartet tells stories about the pieces they’ll play and talks about what it’s like to play these instruments. This concert will be interactive and fun. If you want to bring your own string instrument to show us, please do! This free concert is in collaboration with the area libraries and their nation-wide summer reading program, On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! as well as the Fond du Lac Children’s Museum.
The Ancora String Quartet has well-established individual musical careers as soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral players. They perform constantly in Madison and beyond, appearing regularly in such ensembles as the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Madison Bach Musicians, the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble, and the Bach Collegium of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The quartet got its start in 2000, when violinist Robin Ryan bought a house, by chance, next door to violist Marika Fischer Hoyt, and recognized (with some difficulty) a fellow participant at a Vermont chamber music festival 14 years previously. Both musicians began playing with the Madison Symphony, met other local string players, and decided to form a quartet. When violinist Leanne Kelso League and cellist Benjamin Whitcomb joined the group, the ensemble was ready to try its wings. For five years, the quartet gave recitals in various concert halls and churches in Madison and surrounding cities, including Stoughton, Beloit, and Whitewater.
The first Friday of every month, enjoy our giant supply of LEGOs, demonstrate creative building and be inspired by a monthly theme and fellow builders. Exercise your engineering, designing and building skills with our giant supply of Lego bricks. Program is included with general admission.