To inspire discovery and build resilience through intergenerational play-based learning and exploration of the arts, sciences, and humanities.


Empowered Children: Children have the resources and relationships to reach their full potential.

Engaged Parents: Caregivers are actively involved with and have the knowledge and ability to support each child’s development.

Energized Communities: Our communities are thriving, welcoming, and connected.


Play – learning, growing, and developing critical skills

Imagination – creating something new and solving problems inspires innovation

Inclusion – approaching relationships with intention and respect ensures that everyone belongs here

Connection – playing together we create stronger bonds, resiliency, and lasting memories

Integrity  – putting the interest of kids and families at the very center of every decision we make

Fun Facts:

  • We see around 120,000 visitors annually.
  • We have over 2 floors and over 31,000 square feet of exhibit space.
  • 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 2021 for Museum.

Thank You

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.

Thank you for your support. We wouldn’t be here without you! Learn how to support the BFK!

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