Special Events & Special Hours

Mark your Calendars for these Special Events!

STEM Free Day

October 14, 10 -12: Members time, 12 – 5: free admission

Part of the Wisconsin Science Festival, this free admission day will let kids investigate different interactive STEM activities and programming, including a visit by Professor Gizmo.

Supported by:



Spooktacular Halloween Party

October 26, 9 am – 7 pm

This Halloween party will go all day with spooky programs and hands-on activities. Come in costume for 1/2 price admission! (no masks on adults please)

Homeschool Exploration Day

November 5, 9 am – 2 pm

Check out how to add a field trip to your homeschool curriculum! 

Brunch with the Grinch

December 15, 9 am – 2:30 pm

We know he’s grumpy, but we love the Grinch! Come have brunch and story time with the Grinch, plus activities, crafts and a Grinch-themed photo booth. Tickets for Brunch with the Grinch are $12.50 per person or $5 for Museum members. Ticket price also covers Museum admission, so you can stay and play after the event. Tickets go on sale November 23.

Noodles Around the World

December 30, 11 am – 5 pm

Ready to celebrate? Join us for countdowns and ball drops at noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm, with dance parties and parades around the BFK to ring in the new year.

paint line copy

BFK special hours:

Closed for maintenance and exhibit updates September 3 – 24

BFK closed at 3 pm – Octoberfest

September 28

BFK closed – Octoberfest

September 29

BFK closed at 3 pm – Private Party

October 4

Early Morning at the BFK – open at 8 am

October 10

Early Morning at the BFK – open at 8 am

November 14

BFK closed – Thanksgiving

November 22

Early Morning at the BFK – open at 8 am

December 12

BFK closed – Christmas

December 24 & 25

BFK closed – New Year’s Day

January 1

Our Sponsors