We will be closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.

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

We will be closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.

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Museum Hours: 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!




20th Annual Kids for Peace Day

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for our 20th Annual Kids for Peace Celebration, with performances and community art projects inside and outside the museum. Featured performers include:

9:30 a.m.  Suzuki Strings of Madison
10:15 a.m. Kalaanjali School of Dance & Music
11:00 a.m. Art Shegonee, Call for Peace Drum and Dance Co. 
11:30 a.m. Dhia Seev Hmong Dance Teams
Noon          Mama Edie Armstrong
1:15 p.m.   Rich Baumann

Special exhibition all day, MCM Celebrations Room: Call for Peace: Madison to Belfast.


Free Admission: International Day Of Peace

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

Join us for a celebration of International Day of Peace and the completion of the 21 Day Kindness Challenge. Today we extend our monthly Free Family Night to provide free admission all day and evening. Our celebration will include free performances and art activities 4-8 p.m.

Doll’s Day Out

September 24

Bring your doll, stuffed animal, action figure or other favorite friend to MCM today! Make hats and other fun fashion accessories for your miniature companion, take a souvenir photo in our photo booth and visit the Log Cabin for afternoon tea.

Photo Booth, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Possible-opolis

Accessory-Making, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Art Studio

Tea Party, noon–2 p.m., Rooftop Ramble


Adult Swim: Wonka Wonders

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Explore the science of sweets and celebrate Roald Dahl’s centenary at a wild and wonderful trip through the world of Willy Wonka. Madison Children’s Museum’s celebrates the Wisconsin Science Festival and the Wisconsin Book Festival this week, with science experiments and crafts inspired by Dahl’s wonderland (and chocolate tasting, of course!).

Artisan pizza, appetizers, and craft beer available for purchase from The Roman Candle.

Ages 21 & up.

Ticket Details Price
General Admission Includes access to museum exhibits, performances, arts & crafts, and more $12.75 advance; $15 day-of


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