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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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Dino Day

Saturday, March 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dig into Dinos on our third annual Dino Day!

Join us for a day that is full of paleontological fun that is as big as a Titanosaur!

Activities for sauropods and other bigger dinos (age 5 and up):

  • Dino Prints: Step into the footprint of a dinosaur! Can you fit? How many friends do you need to help you fill up the footprint? All day on the First Floor
  • Measure a Dino: Stretch out our spools to see how long a few favorite dinosaurs really were! All day in Possible-opolis
  • Dino Dig: Dig deep in our sand table to see if you can discover any dinosaurs or creatures from before the dinosaurs! 10 a.m.–4 p.m. in the Rooftop Clubhouse
  • Salt Dough Fossils: Cast and create your very own take-home fossil! 10 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Rooftop Clubhouse
  • Amber Creations: Craft an amber fossil of your very own! 10 a.m.–4 p.m. in the Art Studio
  • Dino Yoga: Take a trip back in time as we transform into a variety of dinosaurs, 10:30–11 a.m. in Possible-opolis
  • Dino Art: Collaborative Art with Jennikasaurus, 2–4 p.m. in the Art Studio

Activities for hatchlings 5 and under:

  • Dino Bath Time: Even dinosaurs need to get clean! Come scrub and dunk our dino chicks, and reinforce how important bath time is for all warm-blooded critters. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. in the Wildernest
  • Meltosaurus: We’ll practice fine motor skills while freeing dinosaurs trapped in ice!, 12–1 p.m. in the Wildernest

All activities are free with museum admission, while supplies last. No registration is required.

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Wright Night: A Celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright for Grown-Ups

Saturday, March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Grown-ups get a chance to explore Madison Children’s Museum and to celebrate the life and legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright through storytelling and play.

Coops to Cathedrals Frank Lloyd Wright LogoTour the museum’s newest exhibit and journey through Wright’s Wisconsin youth in From Coops to Cathedrals: Nature, Childhood, and the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Activities include:

  • create your own architectural masterpieces with Froebel blocks, “limestone” bricks, prairie-style inspired panels, and more
  • craft handmade letterpress prints
  • enjoy colorful stories of the master as told by some of the museum’s exhibit advisers and local Wright experts in a pub talk setting inspired by The Moth Radio Hour.
  • light refreshments provided; wine and beer available for purchase.

$10 members of Wright in Wisconsin or Madison Children’s Museum; $15 nonmembers

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Member Morning – with Hat Making Add-On

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

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.

Coffee and juice are usually served. Help us conserve by bringing your own mug or sippy cup.

(Coming soon!) Add-On: Build your own mad hat or bonnie bonnet!

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Adult Swim: Sustainability Sideshow 2018

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

Hey, Mooch — hear this ballyhoo!

Join us for a unique twist on Adult Swim! Our sixth 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.

Event information coming soon!

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
Add-ons details coming soon!

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 Thanks to our event sponsors!

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Member Morning – with Baby-Prints Add-On

Saturday, April 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

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.

Coffee and juice are usually served. Help us conserve by bringing your own mug or sippy cup.

(Coming Soon!) Make a baby-footprint butterfly as a keepsake or gift.

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Member Morning

Saturday, May 19 @ 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.

Coffee and juice are usually served. Help us conserve by bringing your own mug or sippy cup.

Member Mornings include orientation sessions for First-Time Parent Program members.

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Member Morning

Saturday, June 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.

Coffee and juice are usually served. Help us conserve by bringing your own mug or sippy cup.

Member Mornings include orientation sessions for First-Time Parent Program members.

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Member Summer Shindig 2018

Thursday, August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening of summer fun — just for members!

Event details and activity list coming soon.

Register Online

This event is open to museum members only; registration is free for all active members. Due to the popularity of this event, and to ensure that as many of our members are able to attend as possible, we will not be opening ticket sales to non-member guests.


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The Sparkler Cafe will be open during this event!

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