Madison Children’s Museum is CLOSED December 24 & December 25.

Museum Hours: Tues-Sun 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, plus last Monday of each month.

Madison Children’s Museum is CLOSED December 24 & December 25.

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Museum Hours: Tues-Sun 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, plus last Monday of each month.

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!
Join us for Winter Wonder Week December 28 – January 3, or register for one of our winter break mini-camps.

Madison Children's Museum Special Events


Exhibit Opening: Lessons from Penguins

January 17, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Party like a penguin!

Join us for a members-only opening reception for Lessons from Penguins. (Exhibit open to the public at 9:30 a.m.)

This stunning collection of 120 photographs by award-winning photographer J.J. L’Heureux celebrates the penguins of Antarctica. The photos of these often playful, exuberant birds will be accompanied by a word or two reminding visitors to sing, play, and seize the day!

Visitors can participate in these special penguin activities:

  • Carry a “penguin egg” on your flippered feet
  • Enjoy penguin crafts and activities throughout the museum
  • Snack on penguin treats

Exhibition organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates and supported by Endres Mft. Company Foundation. On display in the MCM Community Concourse and Mendota Stairwell, January 15 – March 30, 2015.

Please note: Madison Children’s Museum is open an hour early for this special members-only reception.


Members-Only PJ Party

January 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our annual members-only PJ Party!

Wear your favorite pair of pajamas, robe and slippers for an evening of family fun at MCM’s Dreamland. Kids can explore the museum after-hours and enjoy various activities centered on dreams.

More details to come!

This is a special event to thank our members for their support. MCM Memberships will be available for purchase throughout the evening.



Adult Swim: The Wedding Zinger

January 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

From prenup to breakup, we are toasting everything that is wild, wonderful, and  woeful about weddings. Wear your favorite ugly bridesmaid dress, dust off your Electric Slide, and join us for an evening of irreverent revelry!

Ages 21 & up. Grown-up beverages and pizza available for purchase.

More details to come!



Kids Rock!

February 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

It’s our seventh annual Kids Rock! family concert at High Noon Saloon, benefiting MCM education programs. Kids can make cardboard guitars, screen print posters, and even take the stage for live karaoke—or “kiddy-oke”—backed by the Gomers, Madison’s reining goofballs of rock.

1:00 Ken Lonnquist and the Kenland Band

2:15 Black Star Drum Line

3:00 Kiddy-oke with the Gomers

The cost is $6 per member, $8 for non-members, and $4 Access members.

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