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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! 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.


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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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Adult Swim: Wizard Academy

Friday, October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We are pleased to inform you that you have been invited to Adult Swim: Wizard Academy

Dust off your school robes and polish up your broomsticks; Adult Swim is hosting our first-ever Wizard Academy! Join us for a night of spooky scholarship and magical mayhem (but don’t lose too many house points!)

Featuring:

  • Make-Your-Own Wand Workshop: Delve into the ancient art of wand-making to create your very own stick of destiny
  • Mini-Quidditch: Even the most aerially-challenged witch or wizard can compete in this mini version of the greatest sport known to wizardkind
  • Craft Spells & Potions: From liquid luck to cheering charms, we’ll get you ready for N.E.W.T.s and beyond
  • Harry Potter Trivia Contest: Test your knowledge against other mega-fans for prizes and glory
  • Divination Lessons: Unfog your future in our tea-leaf reading class (sorry, no refunds will be issued to those who see the Grim)
  • Magical Creature Scavenger Hunt: We’ve got the fantastic beasts, but do you know where to find them?
  • Costume Contest: Knot your scarves and starch your hats; prizes will be awarded for many categories!

Hungry sorcerers can add on our deluxe Caramel Apple Bar! Assemble your dream caramel apple concoction with delicious caramel sauce, apples, and an assortment of toppings. Yum!

Artisanal pizza, appetizers, craft beer, wine, and a themed potion 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
Add-On: Caramel Apple Bar Get sticky at our gourmet DIY caramel apple bar! Quantities are limited. $5 add-on

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Member Monster Mash

Friday, October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It’s aliiiiive! Members take over the museum after dark for a fun night of Halloween themed activities!

Costume Swap
Bring your old Halloween costumes to contribute to our Costume Closet. Let another member take it home and give it new life on October 31st.

Dance Party
Sing along to the Monster Mash at our maker smash!

Braaaains!
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Halloween Tote Bag Upgrade
Upgrade your ticket for $5 to get an exclusive MCM screen­printed Halloween tote with a new print that you can color in the art studio. You’ll want to use it for trick-­or-­treating every year!

Hurry! Space is limited and fills up quickly!

Register Now!

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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.


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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 - 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: Cookie Decorating & Storytelling

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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