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

Thank you for voting us Best Museum in Madison for the 2015 Best of Madison Awards!

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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!

Madison Children's Museum Special Events


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Free Family Night

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

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Every 4 weeks on Wednesday until April 1, 2015

Enjoy free admission from 5-8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.

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

American Family Insurance
CUNA Mutual Foundation
Hamilton Roddis Foundation, Inc.
TDS Telecommunications Corporation
American Transmission Company
The Eric D. Hovde & Steven D. Hovde Foundation
The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company, Inc.
Alliant Energy Foundation
Associated Bank
Ho-Chunk Madison
WEA Insurance Corporation

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Sustainability Sideshow – Adult Swim

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Hey, Mooch! Hear this Ballyhoo!

Join us for a unique twist on Adult Swim!  The third annual Sustainability Sideshow highlights the lighter side of sustainability through green-themed carnival games, upcycled fashion and art, carnival-inspired local food, live music and more.

The Sustainability Sideshow is a joint fundraiser for Sustain Dane and Madison Children’s Museum.

No zamps for punks – strictly 21 & up.

Eats: Rooftop Grown Greens with Slow Food Madison, Local ice Cream, Beet Cotton Candy, Epicurean Popcorn Bar

Booze: Compost-olitan Cocktails and beer for purchase

Tunes: Saturn’s 8 DJ, Active Percussion Duo, DB Pedersen, Über Alice, Yid Vicious

Skill Joints: Confession Booth, Peep Show, B-Cycle Races, Cargo Bike Plinko, Upcycled Instruments, Trashion Fashion Show – dress to walk the runway!, Meat and Meatless Raffle, Ask a Prepper!, Jar of Worms, GMO-Free Cornhole, Sustain-a-Note Contest, Hippie Xmas Dumpster Dive


Duckets

$20 advance; $25 at the door. Includes light hors d’oeuvres and one Compost-olitan

Add-On Dinner Option

Edible Insect Banquet, by Chef Dave of Liliana’s: limited seatings at 8, 9 and 10 p.m.
Cost: $15
This cost does not include admission to Sustainability Sideshow.


 Thanks to our event sponsors!

Midway Level:

The Great Dane

Carousel Level:

Clean Energy Empire
Summit Credit Union
Webcrafters
Wegner CPAs

Chef:
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DJ:

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Media Sponsor:
Isthmus Logo

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Giant Puppet Workshop

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn how to make a giant puppet using recycled materials and simple construction techniques. We will be creating giant puppet figures for an art parade on May 2 called STRUT, led by UW visiting artist Laura Anderson Barbata. In this class, you can see techniques demonstrated for creating your own larger-than-life figures from cardboard and recycled materials. Hands on demonstrations, instructional materials and some supplies will be provided.

This class is free and intended for adults and children 9 and older with adult supervision. Please pre-register using the form below; seating is limited to 12. A second session covering the same material will be held on April 19th.

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Pi Day

March 14 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

If this winter has you running in circles, or feeling irrational join us March 14 for  Pi Day Celebrations.

The number π is a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, commonly approximated as 3.1415926. It has been represented by the Greek letter “π” since the mid-18th century, though it is also sometimes spelled out as “pi

Admission all day will be $3.14 and we will open at 9:26 a.m.

  • Take the Pi Mile Challenge! Check out a pedometer and see if you can walk enough steps that equal 3.14 miles or 3.14 kilometers.
  • Show your love of pi through poetry with Pi-Ku in our Art Studio
  • Circle dances at 11 a.m. , circle hunts, and an almost infinite paper pi chain will “’round” out our love of math and pi.
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Frontier Survival Skills: Special Storytelling Event

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us in the log cabin to hear an account of a woman moving to Wisconsin in the early 1800s. Juliette Kinzie’s story is one of courage, strength, and survival in the frontier. The author of the newest Badger Biography, “Juliette Kinzie: Frontier Storyteller”, Kathe Crowley Conn, will do a reading from the book and a couple of reenactors will describe life at a fur trade post and fort in Wisconsin.

 

Drop-in program free with museum admission.

Green Fancy Hats!

March 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

We will celebrate the color GREEN in the art studio. Stop by to choose from our buffet of green goodies to create a silly hat to wear for the downtown St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Parade starts at 1:30 p.m. around the Capitol Square.

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Meet the Musician

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Meet a guest musician from the Madison Symphony Orchestra each month to learn about and listen to the instruments of the orchestra. Today’s special guest is Alexis Carreon, viola.

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Free Family Night

April 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)
Every 4 weeks on Wednesday until April 1, 2015

Enjoy free admission from 5-8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.

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

American Family Insurance
CUNA Mutual Foundation
Hamilton Roddis Foundation, Inc.
TDS Telecommunications Corporation
American Transmission Company
The Eric D. Hovde & Steven D. Hovde Foundation
The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company, Inc.
Alliant Energy Foundation
Associated Bank
Ho-Chunk Madison
WEA Insurance Corporation

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Giant Puppet Workshop

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn how to make a giant puppet using recycled materials and simple construction techniques. We will be creating giant puppet figures for an art parade on May 2 called STRUT, led by UW visiting artist Laura Anderson Barbata. In this class, you can see techniques demonstrated for creating your own larger than life figures from cardboard and recycled materials. Hands on demonstrations, instructional materials and some supplies will be provided.

This class is free and intended for adults/ children 9 and older with adult supervision. Please pre-register using the form below; seating is limited to 12.

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Spring Scramble

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Monday, May 18, 2015 area business and community leaders will gather to have fun, play golf, and network all while supporting learning through play at Madison Children’s Museum.

The 7th Annual Spring Scramble is being held at the exclusive Maple Bluff Country Club to raise critical funds for exhibits and educational programs that provide discovery, learning, and creative play for kids.

9:30 a.m. – Registration and foursome photos
10:30 a.m. – Golfer Welcome
11:00 a.m. – Shotgun Start
4:00 p.m. – Cocktails and Reception

To sponsor this event, or register a foursome please download and complete the 2015 sponsorship form. Email, mail or fax by Friday, May 1, 2015 to Pete Schwieger.

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