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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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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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Adult Swim: The Wedding Zinger

Tuesday, September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

From prenup to break-up, we’re toasting everything that’s wild, wonderful, and woeful about weddings!

Wear your favorite bridesmaid dress, dust off your Electric Slide, and join us for an evening of irreverent revelry:

  • Get down on the dance floor to party favorites, spun by a local DJ
  • Upcycle vintage wedding attire to craft a runway-worthy party outfit and accessories.
  • Try your hand at crafting Pinterest-inspired place-cards, centerpieces, and up-cycled corsages – oh la la!
  • Find a date with the MCM Matchmaker at our Dating Game (7:00 p.m.) or test your knowledge at our Newlywed Game (7:30 p.m.). Both games open to friends, coworkers, bonafide couples, and everyone in between.
  • And more…

Artisanal pizza, appetizers, craft beer, wine, and a craft cocktail will be available for purchase from The Roman Candle.

Ages 21 & up only.

Ticket Details Price
General Admission Includes access to museum exhibits, live music, games, arts & crafts, and a little bit of friendly competition $12.75 advance; $15 at the door

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Help local teens get All Dressed Up!

Bring a prom-appropriate dress or accessory to donate to the Junior League of Madison for their annual All Dressed Up event. All Dressed Up assists hundreds of area high school girls in finding their perfect prom dress and accessories free of charge every spring. All attendees bringing items to donate will be entered into a drawing to win 4 passes to a future Adult Swim.


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SPARK! Stained Glass Fall Images

Sunday, September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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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! at Watrous Gallery, Overture Center

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.

MCM is closed today. Today’s SPARK program will take place at the James Watrous Gallery, 3rd Floor inside Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street. The program will feature an exploration of the exhibition Writing in Stone.

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

Sunday, October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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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

Sunday, November 19 @ 1:00 pm

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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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