We will be closed on Thanksgiving day, and will reopen at 9:30 on Friday, November 24. Happy Thanksgiving!

Museum Hours: Open Tues. - Sun. 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We will be closed on Thanksgiving day, and will reopen at 9:30 on Friday, November 24. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Museum Hours: Open Tues. - Sun. 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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, museum exhibit spaces, green building, art and design.


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Adult Swim: Mega Geek Mashup

Friday, December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Deck the Halls with Droids and Daleks…

Presenting an Adult Swim for geeks of all stripes (and their geek-curious sidekicks!) Join us for an evening of gaming, making, cosplay, and holiday revelry.

Featuring:

  • Nerd-tastic Crafting: Make your own vintage video game perler-pixel ornaments, decorate Cthulhu holiday cards, and make Star Wars and Game of Thrones snowflakes
  • Lego Lounge: create holiday-themed Lego sculptures to win fabulous prizes
  • Live Music by the Allegro String Trio: 7:30-8:30 p.m., featuring video game theme music and holiday tunes
  • Mario Kart Tournament
  • Awkward Holiday Photo Booth: capture precious memories to last a lifetime
  • DC/Marvel Scavenger Hunt Showdown: choose a side and use your super sleuth skills to rack up points for your team 
  • Superhero Cocoa: free samples 6:30-8:30, while supplies last
  • Mega Geek Costume Contest: 9:30 p.m.
  • Pokeball Terrariums: Make the perfect gift for that special someone. $5 add-on project fee

Artisanal pizza, appetizers, craft beer, wine, and a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster 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: Poké Ball Terrarium Craft Craft a tiny world for your best Pokémon pal inside a clear Poké Ball, using a variety of miniatures. (See a sample terrarium here.) $5 add-on

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