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Grown-up Activities at MCM

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While visiting the museum as a family is always fun, we also offer many programs and activities created just for grown-ups!

Adult Swim

Adult Swim honors the public pool tradition of kicking the kids out so adults can have the space to themselves.

SPARK!

Awaken memories through art with SPARK! Madison Children’s Museum hosts free 90-minute programs that work to tap into the memories of adults living with Alzheimer’s and dementia while bringing family together.

Adult Tour Groups

Groups of 10 or more adults may schedule guided tours of the museum through our group visit reservation page. Popular topics for adult tours include early learning environments; green building; art and design; and our newest exhibit, From Coops to Cathedrals: Nature, Childhood, and the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Individuals and smaller groups are invited to register for adult tours of this new exhibit on Fridays June 16, July 14, August 11, at noon.


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From Coops to Cathedrals: Tour for Adults

Friday, August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Adults are invited to take a guided tour of our newest exhibit!

From Coops to Cathedrals: Nature, Childhood, and the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright is a whimsical, interactive exhibit celebrating the childhood and experiences of Wisconsin’s most famous architect. Through Frank’s eyes as a child, the exhibit inspires young visitors to experiment, tinker, design, play, and “learn by doing,” which is exactly what Mr. Wright did throughout his life.

Following the 30-minute guided tour, participants are invited to explore the rest of the museum on their own.

Cost: $5 per person (includes museum admission)

Please register in advance.

Register here!


Major support provided by:
Dan & Natalie Erdman, Eliot Butler and the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co., and J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.

Generous funding provided by:
Darcy Kind & Marc Vitale; Francesca Moore Colver & Martin Colver; Future Foam; and Dane Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, the Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of the Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.

From Coops to Cathedrals was designed and developed by Madison Children’s Museum in partnership with Taliesin Preservation Inc., and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

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SPARK! Terrariums

Saturday, August 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Awaken memories through art with SPARK!

Madison Children’s Museum hosts monthly 90-minute programs that work to tap into the pasts of adults living with Alzheimer’s and dementia while bringing family together.

This week’s theme: Terrariums

Register

To register for this popular program, use the online registration form linked above, or call 608.256.6445, ext. 156, at least 24 hours in advance.


SPARK! off site

Friday, September 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Awaken memories through art with SPARK!

Madison Children’s Museum hosts monthly 90-minute programs that work to tap into the pasts of adults living with Alzheimer’s and dementia while bringing family together.

This week’s theme: TBD

Register

To register for this popular program, use the online registration form linked above, or call 608.256.6445, ext. 156, at least 24 hours in advance.


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SPARK! Stained Glass Fall Images

Saturday, September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Awaken memories through art with SPARK!

Madison Children’s Museum hosts monthly 90-minute programs that work to tap into the pasts of adults living with Alzheimer’s and dementia while bringing family together.

This week’s theme: Stained Glass Fall Images

Register

To register for this popular program, use the online registration form linked above, or call 608.256.6445, ext. 156, at least 24 hours in advance.


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SPARK! Stained Glass Fall Images

Friday, September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Awaken memories through art with SPARK!

Madison Children’s Museum hosts monthly 90-minute programs that work to tap into the pasts of adults living with Alzheimer’s and dementia while bringing family together.

This week’s theme: Stained Glass Fall Images

Register

To register for this popular program, use the online registration form linked above, or call 608.256.6445, ext. 156, at least 24 hours in advance.


SPARK! Meditative Designs

Friday, October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Awaken memories through art with SPARK!

Madison Children’s Museum hosts monthly 90-minute programs that work to tap into the pasts of adults living with Alzheimer’s and dementia while bringing family together.

This week’s theme: Meditative Designs

Register

To register for this popular program, use the online registration form linked above, or call 608.256.6445, ext. 156, at least 24 hours in advance.


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SPARK! Glass Coasters

Friday, October 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Awaken memories through art with SPARK!

Madison Children’s Museum hosts monthly 90-minute programs that work to tap into the pasts of adults living with Alzheimer’s and dementia while bringing family together.

This week’s theme: Glass Coasters

Register

To register for this popular program, use the online registration form linked above, or call 608.256.6445, ext. 156, at least 24 hours in advance.


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SPARK! Glass Coasters

Saturday, October 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Awaken memories through art with SPARK!

Madison Children’s Museum hosts monthly 90-minute programs that work to tap into the pasts of adults living with Alzheimer’s and dementia while bringing family together.

This week’s theme: Glass Coasters

Register

To register for this popular program, use the online registration form linked above, or call 608.256.6445, ext. 156, at least 24 hours in advance.


SPARK! Ceramic Jewelry

Friday, November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Awaken memories through art with SPARK!

Madison Children’s Museum hosts monthly 90-minute programs that work to tap into the pasts of adults living with Alzheimer’s and dementia while bringing family together.

This week’s theme: Ceramic Jewelry

Register

To register for this popular program, use the online registration form linked above, or call 608.256.6445, ext. 156, at least 24 hours in advance.


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SPARK! Cookie Decorating

Saturday, November 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Awaken memories through art with SPARK!

Madison Children’s Museum hosts monthly 90-minute programs that work to tap into the pasts of adults living with Alzheimer’s and dementia while bringing family together.

This week’s theme: Cookie Decorating

Register

To register for this popular program, use the online registration form linked above, or call 608.256.6445, ext. 156, at least 24 hours in advance.


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