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April 2022

Bunny at the Square

April 9 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Town Square-Downtown Janesville, 15 Dodge Street
Janesville, Wisconsin 53545 United States
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Hosted by the Janesville Recreation Department, Bunny at the Square is new this year and promises to be a fun, family-friendly event coordinated with the help of community partners. The Children's Museum of Rock County (CMRC) will be down there with some "egg-cellent" activities. We can't wait to see you! Our participation is made possible by ATEN Orthodontics and Pieper Power/Ideal Mechanical. A big 'thank you' for their support! The following is a description of the event by the Recreation…

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Dine Out for CMRC – Culver’s Scoopie Night

April 11 | 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
Culver’s – Janesville, 2633 Milton Avenue
Janesville, Wisconsin 53545 United States
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Enjoy dinner at Culver's while supporting the Children's Museum of Rock County (CMRC)! From 4pm to 8pm, Culver's will generously donate 10% of all sales to the Museum. CMRC will use the proceeds from Scoopie Night to underwrite our free community outreach programming. As a volunteer-powered non-profit, that means 100% of the proceeds will directly go towards serving the community. Thank you for your support! **This Scoopie Night was originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 22nd but had to be rescheduled…

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Earth Day Celebration – Rotary Botanical Gardens

April 23 | 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, Wisconsin 53545 United States
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The Children's Museum of Rock County (CMRC) will be one of the many community partners participating in Rotary Botanical Gardens' annual Earth Day Celebration. C'mon down for outdoor family and youth activities including games, garden adventures, hands-on projects, and community information! Admission to the Gardens is FREE for the day, as are all the activities described above. Our participation is supported by a generous donation from Pieper Power/Ideal Mechanical. A big 'thank you' for their support! Zoozort Live Animal Shows…

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Earth Day Photo Contest

April 30 | 12:00 am-May 14 | 11:59 pm

This year’s Earth Day theme is Invest in Our Planet and we are challenging you to show us why Rock County is worth investing in (or ways our community is already investing in it)! Is there a location you think is exceptionally beautiful? Maybe a local renewable energy producer you think is really cool? Either way we want to see it! So, get out and PLAY with your cameras. We will be accepting entries from April 1-April 29, 2022. Please…

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Charlotte’s Web County Fair – Janesville Performing Arts Center

April 30 | 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 South Main Street
Janesville, Wisconsin 53545 United States
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The Children's Museum of Rock County (CMRC) is excited to offer a coloring station as part of the Janesville Performing Arts Center's "County Fair" event that will be hosted around the Saturday performance of Charlotte's Web. Check out the event description provided by the Janesville Performing Arts Center (JPAC): "Get ready for a day of old-fashioned county fair celebration! JPAC is hosting a Fair Day in conjunction with our performances of Charlotte's Web. Saturday, April 30th from noon-7pm at JPAC.…

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May 2022

Shop for CMRC: Lark Market

May 13 | 11:00 am-6:00 pm

Lark Market will donate 10% of all sales all day long to the Children's Museum of Rock County (CMRC). Proceeds will go towards supporting the organization and all of our myriad activities. Before heading to the store, you can check out some of the products they carry at: https://larkmarket.store/. We are proud to partner with local businesses for our Dine Out/Sales Promotion fundraisers and sincerely appreciate the support of our local entrepreneurs. Together we are making Rock County a wonderful place…

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PLAY Kit Stop – Beloit Farmers Market

May 14 | 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Join us for our first outdoor farmers market of the season! We're excited to venture to Beloit to hand out our take-home PLAY Kits and engage kiddos with some fun on-site activities. The theme of this PLAY Kit is "Jack and the Beanstalk." Kids will learn about the magic of seeds when they plant their own bean plants and watch them grow up a 'castle-in-the-sky' trellis, the materials for which are included in the PLAY Kit. Kids will also learn…

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CMRC’s Craft Station at Civil War Living History Days

May 21 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Milton House Museum, 18 South Janesville Street
Milton, Wisconsin 53563 United States
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Each year on the weekend before Memorial Day, the Milton House Museum hosts Civil War Living History Days - a two-day celebration of this period in US history. Abraham Lincoln will open and close the weekend festivities which also include historical tours, technical demonstrations, and kid's activities. Most activities are FREE. Some require a small fee. This year, CMRC volunteers will be teaming up with staff from the Milton House Museum to host a music-focused Craft Station - the craft station…

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June 2022

Dine Out for CMRC: Panera Bread – Janesville

June 14 | 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
Panera Bread – Janesville, 2753 Miton Avenue
Janesville, Wisconsin 53545 United States
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Eat Panera, Support the Children's Museum of Rock County (CMRC)! When you eat at Panera Bread in Janesville on Tuesday, June 14th, Panera will donate 20% of sales to our organization. Enter the code "FUND4U" if you're ordering online at Panerabread.com, in the Panera App or at the kiosk in the cafe and this deal applies ALL DAY. Show an electronic or printed copy of the flyer posted this to event when you order in-person at the counter or in the…

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PLAY Kit Stop – Artrageous Wednesday

June 22 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Rock County Historical Society and Lincoln-Tallman House, 426 N Jackson Street
Janesville, Wisconsin 53548 United States
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Join us for a mid-week party! Every Wednesday June through August, the Rock County Historical Society (RCHS) hosts Artrageous Wednesday where they feature local artists, live music, and food trucks on the beautiful grounds of the Lincoln-Tallman House. At this Artrageous Wednesday, Museum volunteers will add to the atmosphere with our artsy on-site activities and take-home PLAY Kits. Kids can paint their own watercolor masterpieces and explore color theory with our coffee-filter art. Then, keep the fun going by taking…

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