February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. We have activities throughout the month to celebrate your smile!

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

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. We have activities throughout the month to celebrate your smile!

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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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Free Family Night

Wednesday, March 1 @ 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. At tonight’s Free Family Night, join Safe Communities MDC and area community partners at the 2017 Children’s Safety Night. Pick up your passport to safety and begin the safety trivial tour.

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Adult Swim Deep Dive: Clay Date

Thursday, March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Adult Swim honors the public pool tradition of kicking the kids out so adults can have the space to themselves. Adult Swim Deep Dives are intensive, small-group workshops, featuring one-on-one guidance from MCM artists, and inspiration from area experts. Dive into the deep end!

Workshop Schedule:
6:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Madison ceramic artist Gloria Van Dixhorn. Join us as Van Dixhorn demonstrates clay carving and glazing techniques, and talks about her fun and whimsical ceramic work. See an assortment of her art on display, and use it as inspiration for your own project.
7 p.m. Create sgraffito clay tiles with instruction and guidance from MCM staff Laurie Rossbach and Jennika Bastian.

Ages: 21 & up.

Price: $40 per person – includes one drink ticket, guest lecture, instructor-led activity, and all project materials

Artisanal pizza, appetizers, craft beer, win, and a craft cocktail will be available for purchase from The Roman Candle Pizzeria.

Get tickets!

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Member Morning

Saturday, March 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

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The 3rd Saturday of each month

Stop in Saturday morning for exclusive members-only playtime!

We know that MCM Members love and value the museum more than anyone else. We love you too. And we want to see you more often, so we’re setting up private playtime in the museum for our biggest fans.

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Daisy Scout Mindfulness

Saturday, March 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at Madison Children’s Museum for an introduction to the practice of Mindfulness.

Daisy Scouts will have the opportunity to make glitter mind jars and learn how to use them alongside mindful breathing to help cope with strong emotions.

$8 per Scout; $4 per Adult

Register by: March 8, 2017

Select a class time to register online:

10:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.11:20 a.m.

Adult Swim: Sustainability Sideshow 2017

Friday, April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hey, Mooch! Hear this Ballyhoo!

Join us for a unique twist on Adult Swim! Our fifth annual green-themed carnival highlights the lighter side of sustainability through 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. $12.75 advance/$15 day of event.

No zamps for punks – strictly 21 & up.

Eats: Sample edible insects, artisan cotton candy, and our epicurean popcorn bar (included with admission). Pizza and additional snacks available for purchase.

Booze: Beer, wine and signature cocktail available for purchase.

Tunes: Compost, locally-grown bluegrass superband performing the music of Garbage

Skill Joints: Confession booth, climate change MadLibs, B-Cycle races, plinko, trashion-making and trashion fashion show, jar of worms, heirloom cornhole, sustain-a-note contest, white elephant arcade prizes, and more!

Ticket Details Price
General Admission  Includes access to museum exhibits, live music, games, arts & crafts, and a little bit of friendly competition. $12.75 advance; $15 day-of
FrankenMuppets Workshop Upcycle stuffed animals, dolls, and trolls, into a hybrid companion in our mad-science muppet lab. $10 add-on

Register Online!

 Thanks to our event sponsors!

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Artisan Dental
Wegner CPAs

Media Partner:
Isthmus Logo

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Member Morning

Saturday, April 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

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The 3rd Saturday of each month

Stop in Saturday morning for exclusive members-only playtime!

We know that MCM Members love and value the museum more than anyone else. We love you too. And we want to see you more often, so we’re setting up private playtime in the museum for our biggest fans.

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Member Morning

Saturday, May 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

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The 3rd Saturday of each month

Stop in Saturday morning for exclusive members-only playtime!

We know that MCM Members love and value the museum more than anyone else. We love you too. And we want to see you more often, so we’re setting up private playtime in the museum for our biggest fans.

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Member Morning

Saturday, June 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

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The 3rd Saturday of each month

Stop in Saturday morning for exclusive members-only playtime!

We know that MCM Members love and value the museum more than anyone else. We love you too. And we want to see you more often, so we’re setting up private playtime in the museum for our biggest fans.

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