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.

Castle Adventure

Outsmart the dragon and save the castle in this mini golf adventure.

Construction Junction by The Boldt Company (scheduled for updates in 2018)

Construction Junction is sponsored by The Boldt Company.  Operate the Crane and move objects with an electromagnet. Then check out the different construction vehicles in the Big Dig and try your engineering skills at the Block Wall.

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, visit Boo Boo the guinea pig, or explore your creativity at an easel. Activities are always changing – so every visit will be different!

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

Discovery Tree (scheduled for new rope in 2018)

Discovery Tree sponsored by 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

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.

Gulfstream Aircraft

Gulfstream Aircraft sponsored by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation – Come fly in a Gulfstream. See what it would be like to be a pilot, or in the control tower. Travel the world right from The Building for Kids!

Happy Baby Garden (scheduled for updates 2018)

Happy Baby Garden sponsored by Huggies – Young adventurers (ages 0-3) love this over-sized garden complete with a celery slide, cucumber stairway and musical orange slice.

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.

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

Kid’s Town – Visit Kid’s Town for a snack in the Diner, 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 Cam the bearded dragon in the lobby, 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 Museum 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 height sensor to prevent any small children from opening the door without an adult present.

The interactive items and surfaces in the Museum 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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