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

School-year hours: 9:30-5, Tuesday-Sunday, closed Mondays

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

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 here!

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Downtown Madison Family Halloween

Wednesday, October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We’re pleased to join Madison’s Central Business Improvement District in presenting the 2018 Downtown Madison Family Halloween celebration.

Check their website for activity updates!

Wear your costume downtown and join in the trick-or-treating and other holiday fun on Capitol Square. Join us for a FREE Pumpkin Toss Challenge game just outside the museum, in Rotary Plaza (rain location, inside our Community Concourse).

Please note: For this event, Madison Children’s Museum will extend its visiting hours to 6 p.m.

Our participation in Downtown Madison Family Halloween is part of our 13 Days of Halloween events!

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Beakers & Broomsticks

Saturday, October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Starch your pointed hats, and get on your lab-coats: Madison Children’s Museum explores the spooky side of science!

Join us for Beakers & Broomsticks, our Halloween theme day. Watch this space for the full list of Halloween and science-related activities.

  • Exploration Stations, Possible-opolis:
    • UW Society of Women Engineers, 10 a.m.-noon
    • Alpha Chi Sigma, UW Chemistry Professional Fraternity, 10 a.m.-noon
    • Madison Area Herpetological Society, 10 a.m.-noon
    • Adult Role Models in Science, 2-4 p.m.
  • Yogaventures: Halloween Story Yoga, 10-10:30 a.m.
  • Monster Spray, Rooftop Clubhouse, 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Samhain in the Log Cabin, noon-2 p.m.
  • Haunted Collaborative Art, 1-3 p.m.
  • Mad Science, Log Cabin, 3-4 p.m.

As with all of our theme days, Beakers & Broomsticks is FREE for members and FREE with museum admission. No pre-registration is needed, activities will be open to all while supplies last.

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Beakers and Broomsticks is part of our 13 Days of Halloween events!

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Casas for CASA – Saturday

Saturday, December 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us as the Madison Children’s Museum hosts the eighth annual Gingerbread Casas for CASA event for Dane County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), an organization that provides a voice for abused and neglected children in Dane County.

Visit the museum Saturday to watch teams decorate Gingerbread Houses, or come check out the display of completed houses on Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Plus, we’ll have gingerbread-themed projects in the Art Studio throughout the weekend!

This event takes place in the Celebrations Room.

 

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Casas for CASA – Sunday

Sunday, December 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us as the Madison Children’s Museum hosts the eighth annual Gingerbread Casas for CASA event for Dane County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), an organization that provides a voice for abused and neglected children in Dane County.

Visit the museum Saturday to watch teams decorate Gingerbread Houses, or come check out the display of completed houses on Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Plus, we’ll have gingerbread-themed projects in the Art Studio throughout the weekend!

This event takes place in the Celebrations Room.

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