CWCM isn't just about children. It's a place where children and adults have a safe and fun environment for interaction. Children stretch and gain confidence through role-play and experiential learning. Adults see firsthand the potential of children as they interact together in the exhibit areas. Beyond that, children and adults have the opportunity to meet and interact with other children and adults. All exhibits are built and sized for children and adults.
Create-It! Art Room
Sponsored by Seramur Family Foundation, Inc.
The Create It! Art Room is filled with tactile learning enriched tools such as scissors, colorful paints, sticky glue and enough toilet paper tubes to fill a castle.
Children will learn how to express themselves through the world of art. A rocket filled with cotton balls and yarn, a watercolor masterpiece or a ladybug made out of egg cartons will inspire any child’s inner creative side. Children will learn how to express themselves creatively through music, movement and art.
*The Create-It! art room closed 30 minutes before the rest of the museum.
Happy Teeth Dental Clinic
Sponsored by Delta Dental of Wisconsin, Kids can show off their pearly white teeth while they explore the joys of keeping teeth healthy, happy and strong! Explore the wonders of a healthy smile and practice being a real dentist with lab coats, a dental chair and teeth x-rays. Learn even more through technology with our real world 3D virtual teeth games! Children will learn about a healthy life style and behaviors to meet self-help and physical needs.
Good to Grow Grocery
Shop until you drop at our health conscience grocery store! Children can stock the shelves, load their cart with fresh meat, colorful vitamin packed fruits and veggies, and other household items. Then check out using a cash register! While shopping children will learn about the healthy plate and the wide variety of wholesome foods that can satisfy any hungry boy or girl! Children will learn numbers and counting, explore shapes and spatial relationships and how to collect, describe, and record information using senses.
This exhibit demonstrates how the following simple machines work: pulley, wheel, incline plane, screw and wedge.
Life in a Pine Log
Sponsored by Stevens Point Room Tax Committee. Cast away in the great outdoors in the Life in a Pine Log exhibit! The beautiful wonder of the outdoors can be experienced while exploring the birds nests, learning about animals habitats and pretending to be a bunny living in our life-sized fallen log! Children will learn how to observe, use tools to gather information, compare observed objects, and seek answers to questions through active investigation.
Lights, Camera, Action!
Pop star, princess, weather forecaster, a roaring tiger or a rock n roll musician can all be explored through dramatic play in the Lights, Camera, Action exhibit! Allow your child's dreams and imagination to run wild while dressing up, using the stage and microphone and the life-sized TV anchor desk. Children will learn about self-awareness, self-esteem and social awareness by pretending with others. Children will also learn how to engage in imaginative play and inventive thinking through interactions with people, materials and the environment.
Sponsored by Worzalla Publishing, Chuck and Vikki Nason, SPAN Publishing. See where a children’s imagination can take you....Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Dorie who loved to read in the closet of her parent’s store. See how, through young imaginations, a “janitor’s closet” can transform into a magical forest where stars twinkle overhead, words and letters dance on a wall, and books come to life. Dorie’s Stories is a special place for children and their adults to share the magic of books together. Children will learn an appreciation of books and expression through the written word.
Down on the Farm
Cock-a-doodle-do! Welcome to the fabulous farm filled with ripe red radishes, green leafy veggies, a milking cow and the environmentally friendly farmhouse! It’s planting and harvesting time all year round here at the museum! Children will learn about hypothesis, making predictions and forming explanations based on trial and error, observations, and explorations.
Sponsored by Ministry Saint Michael Hospital and Medical Staff. Skip, hop, and climb in our Healthy Heroes exhibit! Large motor skills will be strengthened while climbing the rock wall, cascading off the tower of slides, hopping through the maze of obstacles or building a tottering tower with building blocks. Winters are no longer a drag once you experience the Healthy Heroes exhibit! Children will learn to move with strength, control, balance, coordination, and endurance.
Sponsored by the Women's Fund of Portage County. A quiet resource room designed for parents, caregivers and young children. This area gives families a quieter space: a perfect setting to nurse or rock a baby to sleep. Parents, caregivers and young children are comfortable in this room - sitting on a glider rocker, playing with soft toys and age-appropriate books, as well as parent resource books.
Babies and toddlers are always welcome to enjoy and grow here at CWCM! In the Robin's Nest is the perfect area to feel cozy and secure, and begin to explore the world around you - especially for children three and under. Featuring plastic animals, wooden puzzles, a train table, and books; this area is perfectly designed for the smallest hands and feet.