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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)

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!

Museum members get a 10% discount!

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Party Packages
Food, Snacks, and Cake
After Hours Parties
Frequently Asked Questions

Party Packages

Gertrude’s Great Birthday Party Package $125

  • ALL DAY museum admission for the birthday child
  • ALL DAY museum admission for up to 12 guest children
  • Museum admission for unlimited adult chaperones
  • Use of our Celebrations Room for 1 hour
  • Custom electronic invitations
  • Custom birthday message on Welcome Wall screen at admissions
  • A party host
  • Storage before and after party

Earl’s Exciting Birthday Party Package $200

Includes everything in the Gertrude party plus:

  • Quarter sheet cake or 20 cupcakes from Carl’s Cakes
  • Beverages (chocolate milk and apple juice)
  • Sustainable party setup: cups, plates, silverware, napkins, and tablecloths

Waffle’s Wonderful Birthday Party Package $275

Includes everything in the Earl’s party plus:

  • Balloons
  • Cake customization
  • Favor bags
  • Photo of the birthday child on the Welcome Wall
  • Signed card from the rooftop animals

Days and times parties are available

Birthday parties can be held on Saturdays or Sundays at the following times:

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

If you want your party at a different time, we offer great after-hours options!

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Upgrade any party package!

  • Additional children, $5 each
  • Carl’s Cake birthday cake or cupcakes, $20
  • Carl’s Cake custom birthday cake decoration, $15
  • Favor bags, $5 each
  • Balloons, $30
  • Food and snacks from The Roman Candle

Favor bags include:

  • jumbo glitter poppin’ hopper
  • finger eyes
  • twisty glitter bracelet
  • jumbo parachuter
  • mini clay pack

Additions to favor bags are always welcome. Please let us know in advance so your party host can assist. No substitutions or subtractions please.

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Food, Snacks, and Cake

You may bring your own cake and beverages.

Other food must be ordered through our birthday party partner, The Roman Candle. Cakes in our birthday party packages are from Carl’s Cakes.


See our food and cake menu!

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After-Hours 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

  • Birthday party package of your choice
  • Admission for the birthday child, and up to 12 guests children
  • Admission for unlimited chaperones
  • Additional children can be added for $15 per child
  • 10% discount for members

To book an after-hours birthday party, please contact our facility rental coordinator by phone (608) 256-6445 x 540 or email

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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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Still have a question? Take a look at our birthday party FAQ!

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