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6 Teams. 3 Challenges. Who will be the Greatest BFK Maker of all?   You’re invited to tune in for the first annual Great BFK Maker Challenge sponsored by Boldt! Watch as six teams, comprised of kids and their adults, compete in three challenges that will premier on the BFK Facebook page this July. In […]

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Starting May 25, the Building for Kids will enter Phase 3 of their phased reopening plan and launch pre-registered play sessions. During a play session, families have access to all museum exhibits and can explore the museum freely during their 3-hour play session. Drop-in programs will open periodically during each session in our da Vinci […]

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The Building for Kids Children’s Museum joins many throughout our community in acknowledging and validating the experiences that local Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community members have faced in recent months. We are concerned by the impact that the delay to consider Resolution #6-R-21 condemning xenophobia, racism, and anti-Asian violence has had on amplifying […]

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April is Financial Literacy Month at the Building for Kids Children’s Museum! The BFK is highlighting the importance of fostering financially literate children all month long through virtual programming, a take-home family activity kit, and a socially-distant, in-person small group program. “Financial Literacy Month is a great opportunity to open a discussion about money with […]

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March is Storybook Stars Month at the Building for Kids! The BFK is celebrating books and the importance of reading through a take-home family activity kit and socially-distant small group programs. “Storybook Stars Month is a great opportunity to help foster a lifelong love of reading,” said Oliver Zornow, executive director of the BFK.  “Reading […]

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February is Diversity Discovery Month at the Building for Kids! We’re celebrating the various cultures that make our community unique through a take-home family activity kit, socially-distant small group programs, and Facebook live programs throughout the month in partnership with local diversity groups.    “Diversity Discovery Month is an important collaboration where our community can showcase and celebrate the diversity that makes our […]

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The Building for Kids in partnership with the History Museum at the Castle recently developed Museums in Motion: Responsive Community Engagement Toolkits, which aims to address the educational and social needs of local students during this public health crisis.   “Students have been negatively affected by the complications of living, learning, and developing throughout a pandemic, especially due to a […]

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This year, the Building for Kids is spending the month of December exploring celebrations from around the world! We’re offering four different small group programs as well as a take-home family activity kit that allows your family to travel the world without leaving the Fox Valley. Additionally, through virtual programming, we will talk to members […]

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November is Healthy Kids Month at the Building for Kids! The BFK is dedicating a whole month to emphasizing the importance of kids and families prioritizing their health and wellness. We’re celebrating by providing an at-home family activity kit as well as three small group programs throughout the month that focus on physical, mental, and […]

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This year, the Building for Kids is reimaging our annual Children’s Parade into a parade of yards! Much like the driving tours of light displays during the holidays, the BFK’s Parade of Yards will feature creatively decorated yards throughout the community. Families will come together to brainstorm their theme and will engage with each other […]

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