Eat at The Roman Candle April 21-30 and participate in their Access for Everyone giving campaign! Learn more.

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

Eat at The Roman Candle April 21-30 and participate in their Access for Everyone giving campaign! Learn more.

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

MCM Special Events

Something is happening every day at Madison Children’s Museum!

We also have special events throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you there!



Free Family Night

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy free admission from 5-8 p.m. on the first open Wednesday of each month through the museum’s Access for Everyone program.

Free Family Night is made possible by donations from our generous sponsors:

Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation
Madison Community Foundation
Richard Goldberg & Lisa Munro
American Family Insurance
Lau & Bea Christensen
Dan & Patti Rashke TASC Family Foundation
Culver’s VIP Foundation
CUNA Mutual Foundation
Dean & St. Mary’s
The Hovde Foundation
Madison Arts Commission
Peggy & Tom Pyle
US Bank
The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
American Transmission Company
Associated Bank
WEA Trust

Gallery Night: Free Admission

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at MCM for a one of a kind Gallery Night celebration, with free admission from 5-9 p.m, featuring new exhibitions and art installations, including Get Small: Miniatures, Dolls and Houses from the Museum’s Collection. Celebrate all things miniature, from petite eats to live music played on wee instruments by The Tiny Band.

Gallery Night is organized by Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Find complete Gallery Night information here.


Girl Scout Puppet Making Workshop

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about some of the puppetry trick used in the Lion King, and create large scale puppets in a special art workshop for Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts.

Workshop fee: $8 per girl, with 1 free adult chaperone per 3 kids

Badges are not included, and must be purchased separately through your scouting organization.

This program makes a great add-on to Overture Center for the Arts matinee performance of The Lion King. For group ticket information, contact the Overture Group Sales office at 608.258.4159.

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Spring Scramble

May 23

Madison’s most playful game of golf!

Join us Monday, May 23, 2016, along with area business and community leaders to play golf, have fun and network, while supporting Madison Children’s Museum.

The 8th Annual Spring Scramble will be held at the exclusive Maple Bluff Country Club to raise funds for museum exhibits and educational programs that provide discovery, learning, and creative play for kids.


18 holes of golf
Contests and games
Networking opportunities
On-course lunch
Signature drinks and craft beer
Casual buffet dinner program
Silent auction
Plus, awards for best-dressed, first, and last places!

Find full details and information on sponsorship here.

Email Anna to reserve your foursome or sponsorship.


Adult Swim: Mad City Music-Makers

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Our next Adult Swim celebrates the Madison music scene’s past, present, and future. Make melodies in our Instrument Petting Zoo, enjoy live local music, join the MCM plastic bag orchestra for Make Music Madison, and play in all of your favorite museum exhibits. More details coming soon!

Ages 21 & up.

Handmade pizza and craft beer will be available for purchase from the Roman Candle Pizzeria.

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SummerPalooza: Free Admission

June 11

The summer season kicks into high gear with SummerPalooza! Hosted by Madison Children’s Museum (MCM) and Rotary Club of Madison, the fourth annual SummerPalooza festival features:

  • Free museum admission all day
  • Free performances outside the museum
  • Block party on N. Hamilton Street with games and strolling entertainment

On the Rotary Stage
10 a.m. The Madgadders
11:15 a.m. Black Star Drum Line
1 p.m. TBA
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Activity tables

On Hamilton Street
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Games, strolling entertainment, and activity tables with local community organizations.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Inflatable bounce house

SummerPalooza is a partnership between Rotary Club of Madison and Madison Children’s Museum, with generous supplemental support from BMO Harris Bank and Habush Habush & Rottier.

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