Madison Children’s Museum will be closed Saturday, July 4.

Museum Hours: Open Daily, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Madison Children’s Museum will be closed Saturday, July 4.

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Museum Hours: Open Daily, 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!

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Loom Tour 2015: BackStrap Weaving

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Guest artist Hannah Bennett will spend the day preparing a backstrap loom system, and demonstrating weaving technique. Backstrap weaving is an ancient method of making cloth, used in many cultures around the world.

Because the materials needed to construct the loom are so simple, it is a very accessible and mobile art form. Weaving materials for this project will come from plants, recycled and upcycled pieces and donated yarns.

There will also be a loom (or three!) set up for visitors to experiment with.

WheelFest

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a celebration of all things wheeled and wonderful. Decorate your bike and learn bike safety tips, try your hand at wheel pottery or hula hooping, meet the Mad Rollin’ Dolls, and race a kid-decorated hot rod in on our pinewood derby track. Activity schedule:

11 a.m. – noon  Roller Derby meet & greet with Mad Rollin’ Dolls

11 a.m. – noon Hoop-Making with Madison Circus Space

Noon-1 p.m. Hooping Workshoop

1-1:30 p.m. Unicycle Demonstration by Madison Unicyclists

1-3 p.m. Hoop Jam & Pinewood Races

2-4 p.m. Wheel Pottery Demonstration

 

 

Funkyard programming is presented by

NGLIC (Plum Logo) (Web)

Additional support provided by CUNA Mutual Group, Dane Arts,
Habush Habush & Rottier, Lunchables, Madison Arts Commission and Zendesk, Inc.

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Digi Design

July 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a 3-hour workshop and make a light-up cuff bracelet! Design your own cuff, and we’ll show you how to wire it up with conductive thread, lights, and a battery. You will learn basic sewing skills. You will work with fabric, LEDs and wiring, starting from a prototype and then personalizing it with your own design.

No prior skill with circuitry or sewing is required!

Recommended ages: 9-14; younger may attend with an adult to help them sew.

Register Online!

Doll Accessories Workshop

July 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Do you have an 18″ doll that likes to dance? Perhaps they would like some dance attire and accessories! In this workshop you can make a tutu, a dance bag and a hand-dyed silk scarf, all sized for your doll.

Registration fee: $25; includes craft supplies plus museum admission for one participant

Please note: Each child registration includes general admission for a single adult chaperone. Chaperone tickets do not include craft supplies, doll accessories, or other workshop materials. Adults who wish to participate in the workshop crafts and leave with their own set of doll accessories must purchase a full-price ($25) adult ticket.

 

Register Online!


Still can’t get enough of dolls and accessories? Join us at our annual American Girl Benefit Sale, Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19!

Doll Accessories Workshop

July 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Do you have an 18″ doll that likes to dance? Perhaps they would like some dance attire and accessories! In this workshop you can make a tutu, a dance bag and a hand-dyed silk scarf, all sized for your doll.

Registration fee: $25; includes craft supplies plus museum admission for one participant

Please note: Each child registration includes general admission for a single adult chaperone. Chaperone tickets do not include craft supplies, doll accessories, or other workshop materials. Adults who wish to participate in the workshop crafts and leave with their own set of doll accessories must purchase a full-price ($25) adult ticket.

 

Register Online!


Still can’t get enough of dolls and accessories? Join us at our annual American Girl Benefit Sale, Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19!

Funkyard Friday Performance: Ugandan Kids Choir

July 31 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm

Enjoy a free lunchtime performance from the Ugandan Kids Choir, complete with African folklore, music and dance. The choir members are the fortunate few who have been rescued from poverty, and each year as the travel the country, they bring along their message of hope.

Funkyard programming is presented by

NGLIC (Plum Logo) (Web)

Additional support provided by CUNA Mutual Group, Dane Arts,
Habush Habush & Rottier, Lunchables, Madison Arts Commission and Zendesk, Inc.

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Adult Swim: Summer Camp

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Adult Swim goes to camp! Join us for classic summer camp crafts, outdoor games, and a campfire singalong with the Hootin’ Annies.

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

Ticket Details Price
Individual Admission to Event $12.75 or $15 day-of
Slip & Slide Pass Unlimited access to the splash zone and our two-lane, thirty foot, inflatable Slide & Slide $5
S’mores Bar Access to DIY s’mores bar, including assortment of candies, crackers and chocolate $5
Slide S’more Package Admission to Event, access to S’mores Bar and unlimited use of Slip & Slide $20

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Media Sponsor:

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Free Family Night

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

PuppetFest

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Participate in large-scale puppet construction and performances with Minnesota-based Puppet Farm Arts.

Puppet Farm Arts was born out of a desire to engage communities in the magnificent act of creating theatrical spectacle and fantasy in the public-square. From its inception, the Puppet Farm has been dedicated to the multi-disciplinary theatrical arts as a vehicle for social change and community enrichment.

Funkyard programming is presented by

NGLIC (Plum Logo) (Web)

Additional support provided by CUNA Mutual Group, Dane Arts,
Habush Habush & Rottier, Lunchables, Madison Arts Commission and Zendesk, Inc.

Gallery Night

October 1 @ 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.

Gallery Night is organized by Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and MCM’s participation is part of our 2015 Funkyard Festivals, a series of free public arts events in our outdoor Funkyard space. Find complete Gallery Night information here.

 

Funkyard programming is presented by

NGLIC (Plum Logo) (Web)

Additional support provided by CUNA Mutual Group, Dane Arts,
Habush Habush & Rottier, Lunchables, Madison Arts Commission and Zendesk, Inc.

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