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We’re Madison’s Favorite Birthday Party Place

Honored by Isthmus in 2014 & 2015

Madison Children’s Museum Birthday Party Song “Pick a Date!”
(Parody of “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift)

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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. Book your best party ever! Have questions?

Download our Birthday Party FAQs sheet.


Days and times parties are available

Birthday Parties include 1 hour in our Celebrations room and begin at the following times

Saturdays & Sundays

10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
1 p.m. 3 p.m.


All birthday party packages include

  • Use of our Celebrations Room for 1 hour
  • Custom birthday message on Welcome Wall screen at Admissions
  • Custom electronic invitations
  • Storage before and after party
  • An MCM Party Host
  • 10% discount for museum members
  • Museum Admission for unlimited adult chaperones
  • ALL DAY Museum admission for up to 12 guest children (13 including birthday child!) More than 13 children? See our Add-ons!

Regular Hour Parties

Food and Cake

 Partner LogoCake, meals, and snacks from our exclusive birthday party catering partners, The Roman Candle and Carl’s Cakes, and  can be purchased for an extra cost. Other outside food is not allowed with the exception of cake and beverages.

See our different menu and cake options!



  • Additional children can be added for $5 per child
  • Carl’s Cakes Cake or Cupcake Upgrade, $20
  • Custom Cake Decoration, $15
  • Favor Bags, $5/bag
  • Balloons, $30

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.

AWESOME After-Hours Party, Additional $300 to package of choice

  • Choice of Party Package
  • Admission for up to 12 guests children (13 including birthday child) and unlimited chaperones
  • Additional guests can be added for $15 per child
  • 10% discount for members

To book an After-Hours Party, please contact our Facility Rental Coordinator by phone at 608.256.6445 x 540 or email at

Need another copy of the guest list form? Click HERE!

How to book your party

Book your party at least one month in advance online. A $75 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance and any additional costs will be processed by our party team after your party is complete.

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