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MCM Special Events

Something is happening every day at Madison Children’s Museum, but we also have special events throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you there!


Camp Out in the Ward Window!

All summer long, kids can hike to the Community Concourse camping exhibit to learn different ways to build a campfire, identify Wisconsin birds, and cast lines for local fish. The new outdoorsy exhibit is a fun and informational tribute to a Wisconsin’s long tradition of family campouts.


Spring Fling

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome the warmer weather and help provide museum access for all kids at our second annual Spring Fling, benefiting our Access for Everyone fund drive. This year’s featured performer is our favorite local Thing-Flinger, juggler Truly Remarkable Loon. Families can also get their groove on with DJ dance beats, and make hula hoops and juggling gear. 

Hula Hoop-Making workshop 6:30 pm; $10 materials fee. 

$10 general admission; $6 MCM members; $3 Access Members

Purchase tickets here.



May 7 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Madison Children’s Museum invites all area kids, parents, teachers, and friends to join together to digitally document a Day in a Kid’s Life. On this single day, youth can participate by posting photos, text, video and more using the #DayinaKidsLife hashtag on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, and YouTube), or via email at The museum will upload all tagged and emailed items for display on the website

Submissions will be accepted from 5 a.m.-10 p.m. on May 7. Follow along on our website all day, and then join us for a FREE admission party at the Museum that night, 5-8p.m. at 100 N. Hamilton.  Join our Facebook event.

Please contact Anna Zeide,, with questions or to get involved.

Free Family Night

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free evening admission plus the grand finale of our #DayinaKidsLife. Contribute your photos all day long and then come to Free Family Night to see the results and help us celebrate! Sponsored by Jack Lussier.


Adult Swim: Time Warp

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

From Steampunk to Space Age, pick your favorite era, hop in our Dalek, and join our time travel edition of Adult Swim. Enjoy the musical stylings of Spires That in the Sunset Rise, dine on treats made from creepy crawlies at our Edible Insects High Tea, and enter our Time Warp Fashion Show for a chance to win fabulous prizes.

Tickets: $12  Ages 21 & up

Purchase tickets here.


Spring Scramble Golf Fundraiser

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Grab your favorite foursome as we golf “fore!” kids at MCM’s annual charity tournament and dinner. It’s a full day on the greens of Nakoma Golf Club with boxed lunches, on-course games, dinner, plus a silent and live auction. Entry fee includes valet service, access to member locker rooms, warm-up and practice balls, and carts.

To reserve your space in this spring favorite, call Cedric at 608.256.6445, ext. 537 or email.

Hole sponsors:
BMO Harris
Celebrations Entertainment
Cresa Madison
Oak Park Dental
The Laufman Brown Group
The Roman Candle

Free Family Night

June 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free evening admission. Sponsored by Jack Lussier.

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