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

Looking for a fun gift? Give the gift of play with a MCM membership!

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Museum Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 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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Daisy Scout Handmade Gifts

Saturday, December 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Calling all Daisies!

Come learn a new handmade craft, then create beautiful paper flowers and flower wreaths to give to friends and family!

$8 per Scout; $4 per Adult

Select a class time to register online:

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

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Tea & Trains

Saturday, December 3 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Our annual Holiday Event, held at the Madison Club.

Please see the Tea & Trains event page for all details, updates and ticket information. 

Free Family Night and RePLAY Fashion Show

Wednesday, December 7 @ 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.

Tonight we feature the RePLAY Preview Fashion Show at 5:30 p.m. In collaboration with the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Center for Child and Family Well-Being is pleased the present a sneak preview of RePLAY: Sustainable Kidswear Fashion Show.Our pint-sized models will walk the Wildernest runway in upcycled fashions designed by students from the UW School of Human Ecology.

The fashion show features secondhand clothing curated from area thrift and consignment stores. These garments have the least environmental impact and are accessible for families on a budget. Children from local preschools will be modeling  the clothing on our Wildernest mini-runway, as a sneak preview for their December 11 RePLAY fashion show on campus.

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Adult Swim: Craft on Tap

Friday, December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dust off your elf ears, because Santa’s workshop is about to get busy! Join us for a night of gift-making, craft beers, and holiday merriment. Don your craziest holiday apparel for a dance party with DJ Saturn’s 8, join an Awkward Family Holiday storytelling open mic, take part in an epic Wrap Battle, and look for winter holiday fun facts in a museum-wide scavenger hunt. Learn to knit and help create scarves that will be donated to people in need.

General admission ticket includes free craft projects, including wood-burned coasters, felt stuffies, and beardazzling.

Ticket Details Price
General Admission Includes access to museum exhibits, performances, arts & crafts, and more. $12.75 advance; $15 day-of
Custom Knit Pint Koozie Add-On Purchase a hand-knit pint koozie and embellish it with your own special touches using buttons, ribbon, yarn embroidery and more. $10.00
Hand Painted Ceramic Mug Add-On Purchase a ceramic mug to paint. Please select a workshop time when purchasing tickets. Mugs will be kiln fired and available for pickup at MCM during regular open hours beginning December 16. $10.00

Get Tickets!

Ages 21 & up. Wide variety of local craft beer and handcrafted pizza from The Roman Candle available for purchase.

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Casas for CASA

Saturday, December 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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2 day event!

MCM hosts the eighth annual Gingerbread Casas for CASA event for Dane County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), an organization that provides a voice for abused and neglected children in Dane County.

Visit Saturday to watch teams decorate Gingerbread Houses at the museum, or visit the display of completed houses on Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Plus, we’ll have gingerbread-themed projects in the Art Studio throughout the weekend!

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Casas for CASA

Sunday, December 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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2 day event!

MCM hosts the eighth annual Gingerbread Casas for CASA event for Dane County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), an organization that provides a voice for abused and neglected children in Dane County.

Visit Saturday to watch teams decorate Gingerbread Houses at the museum, or visit the display of completed houses on Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Plus, we’ll have gingerbread-themed projects in the Art Studio throughout the weekend!

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Member Morning

Saturday, December 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.

Viking Camp

Tuesday, December 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Every day until December 29, 2016

You’ll be Viking it and liking it! Do you think you know what a Viking is and what Vikings’ lives were like? Was it all raiding, pillaging, and feasting? Did they really wear horned helmets? Find out in our quick trip back to medieval Scandinavia and get a slice of Viking life.

Ages: Grades 1-5

Fee: $90; 10% discount for MCM members

Register online!

Viking Camp

Wednesday, December 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Every day until December 29, 2016

You’ll be Viking it and liking it! Do you think you know what a Viking is and what Vikings’ lives were like? Was it all raiding, pillaging, and feasting? Did they really wear horned helmets? Find out in our quick trip back to medieval Scandinavia and get a slice of Viking life.

Ages: Grades 1-5

Fee: $90; 10% discount for MCM members

Register online!

Viking Camp

Thursday, December 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until December 29, 2016

You’ll be Viking it and liking it! Do you think you know what a Viking is and what Vikings’ lives were like? Was it all raiding, pillaging, and feasting? Did they really wear horned helmets? Find out in our quick trip back to medieval Scandinavia and get a slice of Viking life.

Ages: Grades 1-5

Fee: $90; 10% discount for MCM members

Register online!

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