Mission & History
The Building for Kids Children’s Museum’s mission is to empower children, engage parents and energize communities.
We accomplish our mission by providing specially designed exhibits, programs and events. Our goal is to inspire, teach and reinforce curiosity.
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Established in downtown Appleton, Wisconsin in 1991, the Fox Cities Children’s Museum opened its doors in November 1992, occupying only a section of our current second floor. In 2006, the facility was expanded and completely renovated with new exhibits designed by kids for kids under the new name the Building for Kids.
- In 2019 we had over 120,000 visitors.
- We had close to 20,000 people take part in our events and programs last year!
- Though most of our visitors come from Outagamie & Winnebago County, we see visitors from all over the world.
- We were awarded Best of the Valley 2019 for Museum and Finalist for Children’s Birthday Venue.
The Building for Kids, Inc., is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It is because of the generosity of the community that we are able to offer exciting exhibits, educational programming and fun family events.
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By entering and playing at The Building for Kids Children’s Museum Inc. it is understood that the Museum, its staff and supporters are not liable for any injuries and property damage incurred while at the museum.