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Exhibits

Come see all there is at the museum!

The Children’s Museum of Green Bay has all kinds of fun, educational exhibits for kids to play and learn all day long!

Get Up & Get Moving

Dress like the Green Bay Packers, do the Lambeau Leap and tailgate with your friends. In this exhibit, it’s time to get up and get moving. Use the sport simulator to kick, shoot and throw or try your best at racing against different athletes. In this space, learn the importance of being active.

Learning Objectives:

  • To practice coordination through running, jumping and kicking.
  • To explore the muscle groups in your body. 
  • To understand the uniform and protective gear a football player uses.
  • To learn the importance of being active.

Health Education Standards: 1:1:A2, 7:2:A1, 8:1.B2, Physical Education Standards: 1:1:B3, 1:2:A4, Social Studies Standards: E.4.5, WMELS Health and Physical Development: B.EL.1a, B.EL.2

Digestive System

In the Digestive System you ARE the food! Learn and while acting out what happens to your food when you eat it. Climb into a giant mouth, crawl through tunnels and exit through a slide. Who knew the journey your food takes while digesting could be so much fun?

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn what happens when food is digested.
  • To learn vocabulary of different parts of the body.
  • To spark interest in different body functions. 

Science Standards: A.4.1, C.4.1, WMELS Health and Physical Development: C.EL.1

The Market

Stop by the Market to shop for everything on your grocery list. Children can weigh, count and sort as they shop for foods from all of the food groups. Whether the cashier, stocker or customer, children enjoy learning all the “ins” and “outs” of a grocery store. Work in The Market and 5 other locations in Our Town and punch your time card to receive play money for your hard work! 

Learning Objectives:

  • To explore food groups and healthy food choices. 
  • To learn how a market functions. 
  • To count and learn the value of money. 
  • To sort food by types and use food vocabulary.
  • To count and weigh food. 

Nutrition Education Standards: A.4.4, F.4.1, F.4.2, F.4.4, Personal Financial Standards: A.4.2.1, Common Core for Math: K.CC, 2.MD.8, WMELS Cognition and General Knowledge: B.EL.1

Under Construction

Under Construction, another stop in Our Town, will encourage children and adults to design and build together. Building materials vary from Legos to boxes to Tinker Toys. The materials within this space will facilitate design, building, fixing, and thinking. Daily challenges encourage children to think in new ways. Children will build self-confidence, critical thinking skills, and crucial attitudes that scaffold an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • To explore and learn about 2D and 3D shapes.
  • To follow plans to make a creation. 
  • To create own plans to make a creation.
  • To understand structure, support and balance. 

Personal Financial Standards: A.4.2.1, Science Standards: C.4.1, C.4.2, Common Core for Math: K.G, 1.G.2 WMELS Cognition and General Knowledge: A.EL.3, B.EL.3, B.EL.4, C.EL.4

The Fire Station

The Fire House and Truck, a part of Our Town, will help children learn about the importance of fire safety. This exhibit includes a Fire Simulator where children can learn to “put out the fire, ” a pumper truck with hose, a fire pole and firefighter uniforms. This space also includes a dispatch center where children learn how to respond to an emergency. 

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the duties of a firefighter.
  • To learn fire safety rules.
  • To explore firefighter tools and gear. 

Social Studies Standards: A.4.2, E.4.5, Personal Financial Standards: A.4.2.1, WMELS*(see below)

The Diner

Booth or counter… it’s your call! Stop by the 50’s Diner in Our Town. Children can be the customer or wait staff serving up a burger and fries. Enjoy this throw back to the ’50s with a working jukebox with dancing, hula hoops and all! 

Learning Objectives

  • To learn about how a restaurant functions.
  • To explore food groups. 
  • To distinguish between healthy and unhealthy food choices. 
  • To count and learn the value of money. 

Nutrition Education Standards: C.4.2, F.4.1, F.4.2, Personal Financial Standards: A.4.2.1, Common Core for Math: 2.MD.8, WMELS* (see below)

The Vet Clinic

The Animal House Vet Clinic, in Our Town, is an exciting place to take care of the pets. Children will groom and take care of sick pets using doctor and grooming tools. Children can play the role of veterinarian while looking at real x-rays or looking at samples in a microscope.

Learning Objectives: 

  • To understand the role of a veterinarian 
  • To use and learn about tools used by vets 
  • To understand how to care for a pet

Science Standards: F.4.1, WMELS Cognition and General Knowledge: B.EL.1, C.EL.1

The Gandrud Auto Group Garage

The Auto Garage allows families to assemble and take apart parts of a car. Through this exhibit, children will role-play as an auto mechanic, using tools and car parts, as well as cooperation skills to get a job done.

Learning Objectives:

  • To sort parts of a car
  • To recognize shapes and colors
  • To strengthen fine motor skills
  • To understand the role of an auto mechanic

Science Standards: F.4.1, F.4.3, F.4.4, Common Core for Math: K.CC.1, 1.CC.1, WMELS Cognition and General Knowledge: B.EL.1, C.EL.1

The Mighty Oak

Enjoy a tea party or get back to nature in our Mighty Oak Tree. Search for the many creatures that live in the trees and can be present in your own backyard. Hear real bird calls, investigate nature, care for a garden and chicken coop, or build your own fort out of wood. Enjoy some time in the best tree house in the city! 

Learning Objectives: 

  • To discover and count animals in a forest. 
  • To understand animal habitats. 
  • To learn about characteristics of an oak tree. 
  • To generate an interest in nature. 

Science Standards: F.4.1, F.4.3, F.4.4, Common Core for Math: K.CC.1, WMELS Cognition and General Knowledge: B.EL.1, C.EL.1

The Water Gallery

The Water Gallery includes a sailboat, lighthouse, sandy beach and technology wall all revolving around The Great Lakes. Children can engage in water play activities and experimentation with our sailboat. Children can experiment with splashing, pouring, scooping and soaking using cups and spoons, wheels, jets of water and adjustable flippers. Learn about water energy and control the direction and speed of water flow by making dams! Children will be invited to explore the working of a lighthouse and its connections to the safety of boats on the water. In the sandy beach, sculpting, and building activities will invite children and adults to explore and interact in a natural area even when the weather turns cold outside. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • To explore water flow, volume and cause and effect. 
  • To learn boating vocabulary. 
  • To discover the land around The Great Lakes. 
  • To experience the importance of lighthouses.

Science Standards: C.4.1, C.4.2, Social Studies Standards: A.4.2, Common Core for Math: K.MD.1, K.MD.2, WMELS Cognition and General Knowledge: C.EL.1, C.EL.2, C.EL.3, C.EL.4

Reading Nook

If you need a quiet nook to relax and read, this is the place for you. Curl up on the couch with a book from our library, play with puppets or enjoy learning games. This literary space is for you! 

Learning Objectives: 

  • To engage in reading activities. 
  • To tell stories with puppets.

Common Core for Literacy: RI.K.10, RI.1.10, RI.2.10, RI.3.10, WMELS Language Development and Communication: C.EL.1

The Imagination Station

The Imagination Station is the home base for art projects and experiences every day. This is the place where it is okay to be messy, get involved, try new things and figure out how the world works. Our studio includes art easels and computers with interactive learning games. This is a place to explore wherever your imagination may take you. Join us for a new theme every week for exciting, personal works of art, and where we celebrate “process, not product.”

Learning Objectives: 

  • To strengthen fine motor skills through clay play, cutting, gluing, drawing and painting. 
  • To explore different artists and art techniques. 

Art Education: A.4.3, C.4.7, D.4.5, H.4.4, I.4.1, WMELS Approaches to Learning: B.EL.2

*All exhibits strengthen WMELS performance standards for Social and Emotional Development: C.EL.2, C.EL.3, C.EL.4, Listening and Understanding: A.EL.2, B.EL.2c, Approaches to Learning: A.EL.1, A.EL.2, A.EL.3, B.EL.1, C.EL.3, Cognition and General Knowledge: B.EL.6

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