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July 2021

PLAY Kit Stop – Clinton Public Library

July 16 | 10:00 am-11:00 am
Clinton Public Library, 214 Mill Street
Clinton, Wisconsin 53525 United States
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C'mon down to the Clinton Public Library during their Tales and Tails summer reading program and grab a Museum PLAY Kit! This kit's theme is "Celebrate the USA." Kids will make a straw rocket firework, learn a little bit about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln with the George Washington/Abe Lincoln flip craft and have a star hunt around the yard or in the house! Kits are FREE and intended for use at home. Hope to see you there! 

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CMRC at the Rock County 4-H Fair

July 30 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm

When you're at the Fair, stop by our shared table with the Janesville Gazette to pick up a fair-themed activity sheet created by local teacher/author/illustrator Amber Becher and enter into a drawing to win a cute, farm-themed PLAY basket (valued at $150) created by Blessed Divine Creations.  Our volunteers are excited to get the word out about the Museum!  We're grateful to the Gazette for generously sharing their table as well as sponsoring the activity sheets and prize basket. 

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August 2021

Wisconsin Summer I-Spy Window – Word Scramble Challenge

August 1 | 8:00 am-September 7 | 10:00 pm

What is your favorite part of summer? Days spent outside with friends? Nights camping? Backyard grill outs? Trips to the farm? Stop by our Wisconsin Summer I-Spy Window in downtown Janesville and catch all your favorite animals doing your favorite things! Who do you SPY doing what? What shapes do you SPY? What colors? What things? When you're at the window at 113 W Milwaukee Street, grab a word scramble worksheet located in a box on the side. Solve the…

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CMRC at National Night Out

August 3 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

The Museum will be participating in this year's National Night Out. National Night Out is a totally FREE family-friendly event hosted by the Janesville Police Department. Stop by the Museum's booth for a bottle of water and to make your unique ribbon wand! 

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PLAY Kit Stop & School Supply Drive – Parker YMCA

August 7 | 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Summer is quickly coming to an end and it's time to enjoy the last few weeks. In this month's PLAY Kit you'll find the supplies to make a paper plate ladybug and a Last Days of Summer Bucket List. You'll also be performing a cool science experiment where you'll poke sharp pencils through a water-filled plastic bag WITHOUT it leaking! We'll also be collecting school supplies for ECHO Janesville. Please consider bringing a donation with you. ECHO is collecting supplies…

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Dine Out for CMRC – MOD Pizza

August 12 | 10:30 am-10:00 pm
MOD Pizza – Janesville, 3360 Milton Avenue
Suite 190, WI 53545 United States
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When you dine at MOD, mention you're there to support the Children's Museum of Rock County (CMRC) and 20% of your meal's price will go towards the Museum. Ordering online for pick up or delivery? Use the coupon code of "GR190814C" to make sure your purchase supports the Museum. All proceeds from Dine Out for CMRC at MOD Pizza will support our community outreach activities that provide FREE programming to children and families throughout Rock County. Click on the link…

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September 2021

PLAY Kit Stop – Janesville Farmers Market

September 11 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Stop by the Janesville Farmers Market and grab a PLAY Kit to take home - they're FREE! This kit's theme is Heroes & Artists. In honor of Patriot Day, kids have the materials to create a red-white-and-blue pony bead necklace. Since this PLAY Kit stop is also happening during Art Infusion, kids can channel their inner-artists by creating Paper Towel Mural Art. Paper towels, markers and droppers will be included. So, c'mon down and PLAY around! We're excited to see…

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Dine Out for CMRC – Texas Roadhouse

September 16 | 3:00 pm-10:00 pm

Support the Museum by gorging on Texas Roadhouse rolls and cinnamon butter! When you present the flyer posted in our Facebook event for your dine-in or to-go order, 10% of your total food purchase will support the Children's Museum of Rock County (CMRC). All proceeds raised will support CMRC's free community programming and outreach efforts. Thank you for your support!

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October 2021

PLAY Kit Stop – The Apple Hut

October 10 | 11:00 am-1:00 pm
The Apple Hut, 1718 W Walters Road
Beloit, WI 53511 United States
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Stop by the Apple Hut and grab a PLAY Kit -- they're FREE! The Fall STEM PLAY Kit contains three activities: a Nature Walk, Sink or Float? experiment, and a Witch's Brew. During the Nature Walk kids will be directed to gather additional supplies for the other two activities. They will then perform an experiment with five items gathered in nature and a bowl of water to see if the item will sink or float. The final activity allows kids…

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Dine Out for CMRC: Mac’s Pizza Shack

October 18 | 4:00 pm-8:00 pm

Don't cook, grab dinner from Mac's! Mac's will donate 10% of their sales to the Museum during dinner from 4pm to 8pm. Their contribution applies to dine-in, carry-out, and delivery. All proceeds will support our free community outreach activities. Thank you for your support!

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