The Building for Kids Children's Museum

The third largest children’s museum in Wisconsin, The Building for Kids Children’s Museum build’s imagination, creativity and confidence. The Museum features two floors and 30,000 square feet of interactive exhibits. The Building for Kids experience is designed to revolve around children, but adults have just as much fun and are encouraged to play everywhere the children play. Studies have shown that "the level of children's play rises when adults play with them," and that one of the key elements of this benefit is the ability of the child to lead that play. These studies show that when a parent engages in imaginative and creative play with their child, the benefits are immense. Children who have the opportunity to lead adults in play demonstrate richer and more abstract thinking. To ensure that your children get the most out of their experience, don't be afraid to join in on the fun. By all means, feel free to climb the tree forts, put on a fire helmet, and take the Gulfstream jet for a spin. You'll have a great time!

Hours of Operation

Mondays: Closed, Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday: Noon-5:00 pm


For detailed driving directions, click on the map above to plot a custom course. Below are simplified directions for quick reference. From Hwy. 41 Southbound: Take exit 145 and merge onto Hwy. 441. Go 3 miles, and take the Cty. Rd. CE/East College Avenue exit. Turn right onto East College Avenue, and continue 1½ miles to the roundabout. Take the second exit of the roundabout to continue straight to head over the bridge, and continue for 1¼ mile to Appleton Street. BFKCM is on the right. From Hwy. 10/441 Eastbound: Exit at Oneida Street to continue following Hwy. 10 where it splits from Hwy. 441. Turn left onto Oneida Street and continue 2 miles. After the bridge, follow the slight curve to the right and turn left to stay on Oneida Street. At the next intersection (in front of City Center Plaza), turn left onto College Avenue. At the end of the block, BFKCM is on the right. From Hwy. CE Westbound: After the roundabout, follow College Avenue across the bridge, and continue for 1¼ mi


  • Disabled Access

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Childrens