We’re OPEN Monday, April 21, for extra spring break fun! Check out our calendar page for special activities.

Museum Hours: Tues-Sun 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

We’re OPEN Monday, April 21, for extra spring break fun! Check out our calendar page for special activities.

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Museum Hours: Tues-Sun 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Birthday Parties

What’s the area’s favorite place for a kid’s birthday party? Madison residents agree over and over—it’s MCM! We make celebrating a piece of cake by handling all the details so you can have fun too. Start booking your best party ever with our Date Request Form or downloading our Birthday Party FAQ sheet.

Days and times parties are available

Fridays

  • 3-4:30 p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays

  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • 2:30-4 p.m.
  • 3-4:30 p.m.

All birthday party packages include

  • Museum admission for up to 12 guest children (13 including birthday child!) and unlimited adult chaperones
  • Use of our Celebrations Room for 90 minutes
  • Birthday cake or cupcakes by Carl’s Cakes and juice and milk (for the kids)
  • Tableware
  • Help from a museum birthday party staff member, so your party goes off without a hitch!
  • A 10% discount for museum members
  • 15% discount on birthday parties booked for the months of June-August

Meals and snacks from our exclusive birthday party caterers, The Roman Candle, Subway on the Square, and AJ Bombers can be purchased for an extra cost. Other outside food is not allowed.

See our different menu and cake options!


Regular Hour Parties

Basic Party: $230

  • Includes everything listed above, plus time for your group to play in MCM exhibit spaces
  • MCM party bags are $4.25 per child and include 4-5 trinkets for the kids to enjoy
  • Additional guests can be add for $8 per child

Activity Party: $270

  • Includes everything from the Basic Party, plus the choice of one of our themed activities.

    Lavish Legos Party
    For those who work best “under construction”, this party allows guest to construct their very own city using Legos. Children use creativity to build their own individual structures and put them together to create a city in the birthday child’s namesake!

    Dazzling Dinosaurs Party
    For a roaring good time, guests get to dress up like dinos then decorate their very own dinosaur masks. Finish off the fun with an eruption from our cool replica volcano! Recommended for children ages 4-8.

    Museum Mystery Party
    Who can solve the mystery of the missing birthday cake? Young sleuths explore our exhibits high and low to figure out “whodunit” and save the party! Recommended for children ages 4-8.

  • Additional guests can be added for $10 per child

After-Hour Parties

Get the second floor of the museum all to yourself for two hours. This includes exclusive access to the Celebrations Room, Possible-opolis™ and Art Studio. Party any night of the week from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

After-Hours Activity Party, $570

  • Includes one themed activity
  • Admission for up to 12 guest children (13 including birthday child) and unlimited chaperones
  • Additional guests can be added for $17 per child
  • 10% discount for members
  • 15% discount on birthday parties booked for the months of June-August

How to book your party

Book your party at least one month in advance by filling out a Date Request Form, or, call 608.256.6445, ext. 540. Space can only be reserved with a $50 non-refundable deposit and placing a credit card on file. The remaining balance and any additional costs will be processed by our party team after your party is complete. 

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