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Children’s Museum finds ways to educate during closure



Three weeks of a temporary closure have not stopped a La Crosse museum from doing things to educate and entertain its regular visitors. 

Many staffers with the Children’s Museum of La Crosse are continuing to work, says museum spokeswoman Leanne Poellinger.    

They maintain an online presence which includes new videos posted on the website “funmuseum.org,” and also on the museum’s Facebook page.  

Poellinger says the closure because of the coronavirus has led to a “significant income loss,” because 75 per cent of the annual operating funds come from memberships, admissions, and other activities. 

The Children’s Museum of La Crosse has come off its highest yearly attendance ever, with about 75,000 visitors last year.

The building on 5th Avenue South has been closed since March 16th.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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