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Poop Day (observed)


Madison Children’s Museum holds our second annual celebration of National Poop Day (observed)!

History of National Poop Day at Madison Children’s Museum:

During our 2016 Polling Place election, kids passed a referendum to celebrate National Poop day at the museum. National Poop Day is a holiday celebrated on the day when municipalities supposedly report the most, how-can-we-say-it-delicately, activity in their sewage systems — the day after the Super Bowl. Poop Day is a fun way to explore an aspect of human life that’s important to our daily health, and which also claims an outsized share of attention in the world of small children.

Highlights (or, depending on one’s perspective, lowlights) of the day will include:

Everybody Poops Wildernest Story Time
Enjoy a reading of the international bestseller Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi to kick off the day at 10 a.m.

Possible-opolis Investigation Stations

  • Wonderful World of Poop: What is poop and where does it come from? 10 a.m.-noon
  • Learn about the human digestive system with UW Medical School students (time TBA)
  • Learn about our city’s waste-handling systems with a guest from the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, 2-4 p.m.
  • Unicorn Poop Factory, 2:30-4 p.m.

Art Studio

  • Craft with elephant dung paper (while supplies last), 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Craft a digestive system for a museum friend, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Rooftop Clubhouse

  • Examine animal scat under the microscope, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Cast models of animal scat, 2-4 p.m.

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