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First-Time Parent Membership


Public enrollment will open on August 22 at 9:30 a.m.!

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The early months of childhood lay the foundation for all that is to come. A baby’s first learning experiences deeply affect their future physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development. Madison Children’s Museum provides a learning space that fosters early learning with exhibits and programs designed to respect children’s varied developmental levels, physical and emotional needs, and learning styles.

First time parent

Membership Details

  • This is a free membership!
  • Limited to first-time parents with a child under 18 months.
  • Membership for 2 adults and infant(s). Adults can be parents, guardians, caregivers, friends, or family members.
  • All members must be named on the membership; limited to 2 adults.
  • Membership starts the day the family signs up and ends the month the child turns 18 months.

Membership Benefits

  • Unlimited admission to the museum for each named individual.
  • Member Mornings: Early morning playtime on the third open Saturday of each month from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Starting in September, Member Mornings will feature a first-time parent museum orientation.
  • Weekly Early Explorers Playgroup during the school year
  • Infant-appropriate programs – Brain Builders, Mess Monsters, Toddler Tinkering, and more! Check out all of our great early learning programs on the calendar.
  • Invitations to free member parties, including our annual PJ Party!
  • 10% discount on all museum purchases, including The Roman Candle Sparkler, Birthday Parties, Summer Camps, Adult Swim, and Gift Shop items.
  • Discounts at Overture Center and Children’s Theater of Madison

For more information, please contact the membership manager via email or call (608) 354-0550.

To get updates on this program and more, sign up for our email list.

Important Dates

This is a new membership program that we will be launching mid-August 2017.

May – Early June 2017
We will not be accepting registrations for this membership at this time. Please sign up for our email list, refer to our website, or email membership with any additional questions.

Mid-June 2017
The program will start, and we will accept registrations for the test group. Please be sure to sign up for our email list to ensure that you receive up to date information. Once families register, they will receive more information about their membership and the benefits. Please note that test-group families will be asked to give feed back on their experience at the museum and how we can improve the program.

Mid-August 2017
After reviewing test-group feedback, the program will officially launch!


The First-Time Parent Membership program is presented by:
 

 

Additional support is provided by the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation


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