February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. We have activities throughout the month to celebrate your smile!

Museum Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. We have activities throughout the month to celebrate your smile!

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Museum Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Grown-up Activities at MCM

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

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SPARK! Meditative Designs

Friday, March 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.

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 Deep Dive: Clay Date

Thursday, March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Adult Swim honors the public pool tradition of kicking the kids out so adults can have the space to themselves. Adult Swim Deep Dives are intensive, small-group workshops, featuring one-on-one guidance from MCM artists, and inspiration from area experts. Dive into the deep end!

Workshop Schedule:
6:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Madison ceramic artist Gloria Van Dixhorn. Join us as Van Dixhorn demonstrates clay carving and glazing techniques, and talks about her fun and whimsical ceramic work. See an assortment of her art on display, and use it as inspiration for your own project.
7 p.m. Create sgraffito clay tiles with instruction and guidance from MCM staff Laurie Rossbach and Jennika Bastian.

Ages: 21 & up.

Price: $40 per person – includes one drink ticket, guest lecture, instructor-led activity, and all project materials

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

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SPARK! St Patrick’s Day Pins

Friday, March 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.

Theme – St. Patrick’s Day Pins

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! Chinese Brush Painting

Saturday, March 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.

Theme – Chinese Brush Painting

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! Chinese Brush Painting

Friday, March 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.

Theme – Chinese Brush Painting

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: Sustainability Sideshow 2017

Friday, April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hey, Mooch! Hear this Ballyhoo!

Join us for a unique twist on Adult Swim! Our fifth annual green-themed carnival highlights the lighter side of sustainability through carnival games, upcycled fashion and art, carnival-inspired local food, live music and more.

The Sustainability Sideshow is a joint fundraiser for Sustain Dane and Madison Children’s Museum. $12.75 advance/$15 day of event.

No zamps for punks – strictly 21 & up.

Eats: Sample edible insects, artisan cotton candy, and our epicurean popcorn bar (included with admission). Pizza and additional snacks available for purchase.

Booze: Beer, wine and signature cocktail available for purchase.

Tunes: Compost, locally-grown bluegrass superband performing the music of Garbage

Skill Joints: Confession booth, climate change MadLibs, B-Cycle races, plinko, trashion-making and trashion fashion show, jar of worms, heirloom cornhole, sustain-a-note contest, white elephant arcade prizes, and more!

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 day-of
FrankenMuppets Workshop Upcycle stuffed animals, dolls, and trolls, into a hybrid companion in our mad-science muppet lab. $10 add-on

Register Online!

 Thanks to our event sponsors!

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SPARK! Pasta Salad

Friday, April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.

Theme – Pasta Salad

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! Timeslips Storytelling

Saturday, April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.

Theme – Timeslips 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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SPARK! Timeslips Storytelling

Friday, April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.

Theme – Timeslips 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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SPARK! Terrariums

Friday, May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.

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.

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