The Children’s Museum of Green Bay has all kinds of fun, educational exhibits for kids to play and learn all day long!
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?
Science Standards: SEP, WMELS Health and Physical Development: C.EL.1
Stop by the Farmer’s Market to shop for everything on your grocery list. Children can weigh, count and sort as they shop for fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood, along with other Farmer’s Market goodies. Whether the seller or the customer, children enjoy learning all the “ins” and “outs” of a Farmer’s Market. When you need more fresh veggies, pick some from the garden in the Backyard Experience!
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, 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.
Personal Financial Standards: A.4.2.1, Science Standards: SEP, 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 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.
Social Studies Standards: A.4.2, E.4.5, Personal Financial Standards: A.4.2.1, WMELS*(see below)
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!
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 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.
Science Standards: K-ESS3-1, K-LS1-1, WMELS Cognition and General Knowledge: B.EL.1, C.EL.1
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.
Common Core for Math: K.CC.1, 1.CC.1, WMELS Cognition and General Knowledge: B.EL.1, C.EL.1
Enjoy a tea party or get back to nature in our club house. 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 club house in the city!
Science Standards: 1-LS1-1, 2-LS2-1, Common Core for Math: K.CC.1, WMELS Cognition and General Knowledge: B.EL.1, C.EL.1
The Water Gallery includes a sailboat and lighthouse 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. This exhibit will invite children and adults to explore and interact in a natural area even when the weather turns cold outside.
Science Standards: SEP, 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
If you need a quiet nook or your baby, this is the spot for you! Enjoy this enclosed space with plenty of books and toys to keep their curious minds busy and learning.
Common Core for Literacy: RI.K.10, RI.1.10, RI.2.10, RI.3.10, WMELS Language Development and Communication: C.EL.1, WMELS Scientific Thinking: C.EL.2
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.”
Art Education: A.4.3, C.4.7, D.4.5, H.4.4, I.4.1, WMELS Approaches to Learning: B.EL.2
Step outside and enjoy a playtime for your senses. Feel and crate with sand in our sandbox, take a walk through our sensory path where your feet will feel different textures. Play and listen to music or draw pictures on our play panels. Climb on our climbing structure. Smell the sweet smells of the herb garden. Then take a break inside the wigwam constructed by the HoChunk tribe. This area closes daily at 3pm. *This is a seasonal exhibit and is open weather permitting.
Physical Education Standards: 2:1:A2, 4:1:A1, Social Studeies Standard: A.4.4, B.4.10, WMELS Language Development and Communications: C.EL.1, WMELS Scientific Thinking: C.EL.1, C.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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