The museum will be closed Thursday, 10/26 (1-5 p.m.), Friday 10/27 (all day), & Saturday 10/28 (9:30 a.m.-noon). Please visit us again starting on Saturday afternoon.

Museum Hours: Open Tues. - Sun. 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The museum will be closed Thursday, 10/26 (1-5 p.m.), Friday 10/27 (all day), & Saturday 10/28 (9:30 a.m.-noon). Please visit us again starting on Saturday afternoon.

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Museum Hours: Open Tues. - Sun. 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 here!

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Free Family Night – Wisconsin Science Festival Kickoff Party

Wednesday, November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On the first open Wednesday night of each month, MCM invites our entire community to enjoy the museum for free. Free Family Night is a great time for first time visitors to enjoy the museum, and is a popular time for older children to return to visit their favorite exhibits.

Tonight we celebrate the Wisconsin Science Festival, which offers free science activities for kids and adults throughout the state Nov. 2-5. Tonight’s kickoff party includes hands-on exploration stations presented by Adult Role Models in Science, Madison Herpetological Society, UW Neuroscience Training Program, UW Plant Pathology, Edgewood College Science Ambassadors, MCM Taste of Tech, UW Insect Ambassadors, and a glassworking demonstration by Tracy Drier of the UW Chemistry Department.

The mission of the Wisconsin Science Festival is to inspire and engage us all in the enterprise of science and discovery; to cultivate curiosity and communicate the power of knowledge and creativity to change our world view; to promote innovation and to cultivate the next generation of global citizens. MCM is proud to be a programming partner of The Wisconsin Science Festival.

Presented in collaboration with Wisconsin Science Festival.

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Free Family Night is an Access for Everyone program. The developmental benefits of play are critical to every child’s growth and the museum’s access programs ensure that all children and families are equipped with critical resources to succeed.

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Member Morning

Saturday, November 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.

Starting in Fall 2017 we will also include orientation sessions for First-Time Parent Program members.

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Adult Swim: Mega-Geek Mashup

Friday, December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Deck the Halls with Droids and Daleks…

Presenting an Adult Swim for geeks of all stripes (and their geek-curious sidekicks!)  Join us for an evening of gaming, making, cosplay, and holiday revelry.

Featuring:

  • Nerd-tastic Crafting: Make your own vintage video game perler-pixel ornaments, craft mini action heroes, decorate Cthulhu holiday cards, and try your hand at Star Wars origami
  • Lego Lounge: create holiday-themed Lego sculptures to win fabulous prizes
  • Awkward Holiday Photo Booth: capture precious memories to last a lifetime
  • And more to come…

Artisanal pizza, appetizers, craft beer, wine, and a themed superhero elixir cocktail will be available for purchase from The Roman Candle.

Ages 21 & up only.

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 at the door

Get Tickets!

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Member Morning

Saturday, December 16 @ 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.

Starting in Fall 2017 we will also include orientation sessions for First-Time Parent Program members.

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New Year’s Eve Dance Party

Sunday, December 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

It’s Winter Wonder Week!

Are your little ones not quite ready to stay up until midnight?

Shake, rattle, roll and bid farewell to 2015 at our New Year’s Eve afternoon dance party, complete with glow bracelets, sparkling juice and a confetti-filled early New Year countdown at 4 p.m.

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Member PJ Party 2018

January 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wear your favorite pair of pajamas, robe and slippers for an evening of family fun at MCM.

A full list of activities is coming soon.

This event usually fills up quickly, so register now to attend!

Register Now!

 

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The Sparkler Cafe will be open during this event!

 

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Member Morning

January 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

|Recurring Event (See all)
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.

Starting in Fall 2017 we will also include orientation sessions for First-Time Parent Program members.

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