February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. We have activities throughout the month to celebrate your smile!

Museum Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. We have activities throughout the month to celebrate your smile!

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About Madison Children’s Museum

We take play very seriously by engaging, challenging, and inspiring every visitor who comes through the Madison Children’s Museum doors. The dedicated staff drives our mission by creating custom-crafted, award winning exhibits; providing programming that brings all ages together; and focusing on sustainability. And, because we know how important play is to everyone, we’re committed to assistance programs that allow all children to enjoy our learning playground.

Mission

Madison Children’s Museum connects children with their families, their communities, and the world beyond through discovery learning and creative play.


Awards

2017 • Best Museum, Best of Madison – Gold Category, Madison Magazine

2017 • Most Loved Place to Go – Winner, Hulafrog Madison

2016 • Certificate of Excellence – Winner, TripAdvisor

2016 • Top Family Attraction for Wisconsin – 50 states series, TripAdvisor

2016 • Best Museum, Best of Madison – Gold Category, Madison Magazine

2015 • Madison’s Favorite Kids’ Birthday Party Place – Gold Category, Isthmus

2015 • Certificate of Excellence – Winner, TripAdvisor

2015 • WASC Friend Award, Wisconsin Association of School Councils 

2015 • Best Museum, Best of Madison – Gold Category, Madison Magazine

2014 • Brava Raves & Faves Award, Kids, Enrichment & Extracurricular Classes, Brava Magazine

2014 • One of the Most Loved Kids Party Places, Hulafrog

2014 • LEED Gold Certification for an existing building, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)

2014 • Madison’s Favorite Kids’ Birthday Party Place – Gold Category, Isthmus

2014 • Best Museum, Best of Madison – Gold Category, Madison Magazine

2014 • Best Kids’ Entertainment – Silver Category, Madison Magazine 

2014 • Certificate of Excellence – Winner, TripAdvisor

2013 • Madison’s Favorite Kids’ Birthday Party Place – Silver Category, Isthmus

2013 • Star Award Winner, Wisconsin State Journal

2013 • Best Museum, Best of Madison – Gold Category, Madison Magazine

2012 • Wisconsin Art Education Association’s Celebrating Youth Art Month Award

2012 • AIA Wisconsin Design Merit Award

2012 • Wisconsin American Institute of Architects Owner Award

2011 • National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

2011 • MCM received Madison Magazine‘s Best of Madison Gold Award for Best Museum

2011 • Wisconsin Builder Top Projects Award presented to Madison Children’s Museum and J.H. Findorff & Son

2011 • MCM received the MetLife Foundation & Association of Children’s Museums’ Promising Practice Replication Award for its Only Local initiative; the funds will allow for the development of an online tool kit that will share MCM’s green practices with museums everywhere

2011 • MCM won In Business magazine’s Commercial Design Award in the Best New Development or Renovation–Education category

2011 • MCM was ranked the fifth-best children’s museum in the U.S. by Parents magazine

2011 • MCM received the Downtown Madison, Inc. Community Asset Award

2010 • MCM received the Best Practices Award from the Association of Midwest Museums for its Only Local initiative, which includes green practices and involvement of the local community in planning for the new museum

2007 • Top 20 Children’s Museums in America by Grand Magazine

2004 • Folklore Society Dorothy Howard Prize for Folklore and Education for the Hmong at Heart exhibit

2003 • The Freeman Foundation Asian Exhibit Initiative, administered by the Association of Children’s Museums

2002 • Ranked top 10 national children’s museums by Child Magazine

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