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Gingerbread Day


Celebrate the season with gingerbread-themed fun throughout the day!

Art Studio, all day

  • Decorate a giant cardboard gingerbread house
  • Make gingerbread people ornaments

Wildernest, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Gingerbread Characters Scavenger Hunt (replaces the Dance Wisconsin Nutcracker popup performances, which have been cancelled)

Art Classroom, 10:30 a.m.-noon

  • Exploration Station: sensory play with gingerbread-scented playdough!

Art Classroom, 1-3 p.m.

  • Weekend Wonders: Gingerbread Edition

Celebrations Room, 2:30, 3:00, and 3;30 p.m.

  • Gingerbread Cookie Decorating (add-on ticket required; see below)

Special add-on activity: Cookie Decorating Workshop

Satisfy your sweet tooth with cookie-decorating in the Celebrations room during one of three time slots, pre-registration is required.

Cookie-decorating is $3 per child and occurs at 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. with 20 tickets per slot.

Cookie Decorating Tickets:


Gingerbread Day is included with regular museum admission (Free for members, $9 for non-member adults and children ages 1+, see our registration pages for information on discounts or to buy admission tickets.). No pre-registration is needed. 

You may buy general admission tickets at the front desk, or save time and order them online. Tickets are good for visitation on any day the museum is open to the public and never expire. 

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This event is part of Winter Wonder Weeks at
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