We had 17 members and Kendra from the North Fond du Lac Key Club at our Monday morning tour of the Fond du Lac Children’s Museum. There was no 50/50 Raffle drawing on our Road Trip so there will be 47 cards with eight pay cards for our next drawing on Monday. The new pot for our next drawing will be at least $59.
Fond du Lac Children’s Museum
Andrea Welsch, Fond du Lac Children’s Museum Executive Director, welcomed us on Monday Morning with hot coffee and an opportunity to see they’re new facility. Andrea started by telling us that the mission of the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac is to create hands-on learning experiences through interactive exhibits and educational programs that will engage children and their caregivers in the partnership of learning through play. Their vision is to provide a safe place where children can learn about their communities and culturally diverse world.
The Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac began in June 2002 as a project of the Leadership Fond du Lac program, through the Association of Commerce. It was supported by the Windhover Center for the Arts and further developed by a committee of volunteers including business leaders, educators, community advocates, and parents who were dedicated to providing more for our children and our community.
The Museum welcomed over 100,000 visitors during their time in Downtown Fond du Lac, which ended in December 2012. During the summer 2013 they reopened in their new home in the Waterfront District at 75 W. Scott Street, featuring expanded exhibits, classroom space and a specially designed outdoor area. Andrea then took us on a tour of the various exhibits, most of which moved from downtown, and also talked about the various programs that they sponsor both in the Museum and also in school classrooms in our area. They have two teachers who go into area 3rd grade classrooms and talk about STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics).