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Hours: 9:30-5, Tuesday-Sunday, closed Mondays


Youth Organization Activities

Girl Scout, Cub Scout, 4-H, and other youth organization workshops offer activities in science, math, invention, the outdoors, and the arts, plus time in our awesome exhibit spaces! Workshops do not include badges or loops.

Questions? Contact the registrar by email, or call (608) 354-0156.

Participant price includes admission, plus all workshop activities and materials. Non-participant price includes museum admission only; badge activity and project materials are only included in the scout participant price. One scout leader will be admitted free of charge for every 3 registered participants. Youth participants and adult leaders must register on the same transaction to receive the discount.


Amazing Animals Day

January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The results of our special museum election are in, and the voters have spoken! 

In November, kids elected “Amazing Animals Day” as the next special theme day at the museum. Join us to celebrate all of our furry, finned, and feathered friends throughout the museum today.

Activities will include:

  • Live reptiles with Madison Herpetological Society, 10 am-noon
  • Visiting animals from Henry Vilas Zoo’s “Zoo to You” program, 11 am-noon
  • Read to Me program with therapy animals from Madison’s Pet Partners program, 3-4:30 pm.
  • Animal-themed crafts, yoga, dress-up, water play, and more!

Stay tuned for the full schedule of activities! All activities are free with museum admission, while supplies last. No registration required.


Symphony Shindig

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the museum and the Madison Symphony Orchestra to explore the wonderful world of the symphony orchestra!

Get up close and personal with members of the orchestra and their instruments, and enjoy performances by young musicians from our community.

Musical performances will take place in the Celebrations Room from 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., and in the Wildernest after 1:30 p.m.

Stay tuned for more details!

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