The museum will be closed Thursday, 10/26 (1-5 p.m.), Friday 10/27 (all day), & Saturday 10/28 (9:30 a.m.-noon). Please visit us again starting on Saturday afternoon.

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

The museum will be closed Thursday, 10/26 (1-5 p.m.), Friday 10/27 (all day), & Saturday 10/28 (9:30 a.m.-noon). Please visit us again starting on Saturday afternoon.

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To register by phone, please call (608) 256-6445, ext. 156, at least 24 hours in advance.


About SPARK!

SPARK! provides an opportunity for adults with dementia and their care partners to enjoy arts and artifacts in a comfortable setting, guided by trained docents and volunteers.

Fifteen museums serving Wisconsin and Minnesota residents are extending their cultural and historical collections to create meaningful experiences for older adults experiencing dementia and memory loss, and their care partners. The SPARK! Alliance connects the museums with local partners in healthy aging to bring the model to museums, senior centers and programming organizations throughout the Midwest.

As part of the SPARK! Alliance, Madison Children’s Museum hosts free bi-monthly 90-minute programs that work to tap into the memories of adults living with Alzheimer’s and dementia while bringing family together. Between July 2015 and June 2016, SPARK! provided 26 cultural programs to 287 adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of memory loss.

Image: Five adults in a museum classroom, engaging in a flower-arranging activity together.


Event Sponsors & Partners

SPARK! at MCM Presenting Sponsor:

WPS Health Solutions

Additional support is provided by the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

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