Exhibits

Our interactive exhibits inspire, teach and reinforce curiosity.

 

The Amazing Heart (scheduled for re-painting in 2018)

Check out a 10-foot human heart. Climb in and slide down ventricles and arteries.

Babies & Toddlers Around the World (opening September 2018) – Formerly Happy Baby Garden

Sponsored by Huggies & Pull-Ups, Young adventurers (ages 0-3) will love this trip around the world! From the mountain slide to the sand dunes, there is something for everyone to discover.

Big Rig Depot (opening September 2018)

Ready to drive the big rig? Sponsored by Schneider, this exhibit lets you check the engine and hit the open road. In the semi-truck simulator from L3 D.P. Associates, you can test out your driving skills.

Construction Junction (scheduled for updates in 2018)

Construction Junction is sponsored by The Boldt Company.  Operate the crane to move blocks onto the conveyor belt and to the construction workers for building! Then check out the different construction vehicles in the Big Dig.

da Vinci Studio (scheduled for updates in 2018)

da Vinci Studio is sponsored by School Specialty. Just like Leonardo da Vinci, we encourage curiosity! Stop by da Vinci and do an activity or explore your creativity at an easel. Activities are always changing – so every visit will be different!

Activities and programs are included with admission or membership. Kids need to have an adult with them, but adults are encouraged to create too!

Discovery Tree (scheduled for new rope in 2018)

Discovery Tree sponsored by the John J. & Ethel D. Keller Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region -This tree was created by artist Bennett Abrams and has five tree forts, nets to climb through, and lots of friends hanging around!

Everybody Play in the Thrivent Finanical Exhibit Gallery

Everybody Play sponsored by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company – Calling all builders and engineers! Create a masterpiece using blocks and other forms.

Fox Communities Credit Union’s Littlest Branch

Fox Communities Credit Union’s Littlest Branch sponsored by Fox Communities Credit Union – Be a teller, make transactions, and go through the drive-thru as you learn about money and the importance of saving.

BFK Jet

Come fly in a jet. See what it would be like to be a pilot, or in the control tower. Travel the world right from the Building for Kids!

Innovation Lab

Ready for hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)? The Lab is filled with ways to explore, test and learn! Each week we will have different challenges and programs.

Activities and programs are included with admission or membership. Kids need to have an adult with them, but adults are encouraged to be curious too!

Kid’s Town (Kwik Trip scheduled for updates in 2018)

Visit Kid’s Town to fill up at Kwik Trip sponsored by Kwik Trip, Inc, and care for babies at the ThedaCare Physicians Doll Hospital sponsored by ThedaCare.

Move It

Physics, engineering and air pressure come together in what would likely be Newton’s favorite exhibit. Use levers, pulleys and ramps to change air flow and the path of bright balls shooting through clear tubes in this simple machines exhibit sponsored by AZCO Inc.

Pierce Fire Truck

Pierce Fire Truck sponsored by Pierce Manufacturing – Time to save the day! Wear firefighters’ gear as you drive the truck, get out the hose and make sure everyone is safe.

Renewable Energy Clubhouse

Renewable Energy House sponsored by Menasha Corporation – Plant a garden, learn about wind energy and how much energy your house uses.

Thrivent Mutual Funds Water Gallery

Sponsored by Thrivent Mutual Funds, our Water Gallery has a vortex, boat building stations, fog mushroom and more!

And did we mention our animal friends?

We also have a handful of friends that are always at the BFK. These include Louie the guinea pig, a small flock of birds on the first floor, freshwater fish by Kwik Trip and saltwater fish, supported by NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin, by the Water Gallery.

 

 

Being Safe & Healthy

We love curious kids, but we also love safe and healthy kids. Throughout the day we keep an eye out for safety hazards. The BFK is inspected by a nationally-certified safety consultant periodically. All exterior doors are locked and alarmed. The only exit is through our main entrance, which operates by a height sensor to prevent any small children from opening the door without an adult present.

The interactive items and surfaces in the BFK are washed and disinfected. Every evening we clean the floors and restrooms. We steam clean our carpets and buff our floors as needed. In addition, we provide hand sanitizer for your use in several areas.

If you happen to see something that needs attention, please let us know! We appreciate your help in keeping kids safe.

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