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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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Member Morning

Saturday, December 16 @ 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.

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

Ceramic Baby Prints Workshop Add-on

On the December 16, 2017 Member Morning, create a holiday keepsake from your baby’s hand print or foot print. There is a $10 registration fee, and space is limited so pre-registration is required.

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Viking Mini-Camp 2017

Tuesday, December 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us during Winter Wonder week as we travel back in time to get to know the Vikings better!

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!

For children in grades 1-5
Fee: $50; 10% discount for MCM members

Campers will explore vikings through their crafts, clothes, foods, games, writing, stories, and more!

Food: Bring a sack lunch, or send cash with your child to purchase lunch from the Sparkler Café.
Please indicate any dietary restrictions on registration form to help us with recipe planning.

Register online!

 

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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 2017 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.


Winter Wonder Week is sponsored by The Great Dane Pub & Brew Company.
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Wizard Academy (for Kids)

January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Polish your broomsticks and dust off your school robes for Madison Children’s Museum’s Wizard Academy! Join us for a full day of witchy scholarship and magical mayhem while you rack up house points for your team.

All activities are free with museum admission, while supplies last. No registration is required. By popular request, MCM is adapting our sell-our Adult Swim: Wizard Academy into a full day of fun for kids!

Wizard Academy: recommended for ages 5–12

  • Wand Workshop: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Art Studio | Delve into the ancient art of wand-making to create your very own stick of destiny
  • Quidditch Training Camp: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Rooftop (weather permitting) | Test drive a broom and send your Quaffle sailing toward the goal at our rooftop Quidditch pitch.
  • Magical Creature Scavenger Hunt: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the 2nd floor exhibits | We’ve got the fantastic beasts, but do you know where to find them?  Score house points by tracking down these fantastical creatures.
  • Photo Booth & Costume Contest: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the first floor | Knot your scarves and starch your hats; prizes will be awarded for many categories via Facebook voting!
  • Mandrake Nursery: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Celebrations A | make your own Mandrake to raise at home. Just try to keep it from screaming.
  • Craft Spells & Potions: 1-4 p.m. in Possible-opolis | From liquid luck to cheering charms, we’ll get you ready for N.E.W.T.s and beyond.

Wizardling Wing: recommended for ages 2–5

  • Hogwarts Preschool: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Wildernest | Wizards age 5 and under can enjoy a pint-sized scavenger hunt and Magical Creature Bath Time in the Wildernest.
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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

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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Member Morning

February 17, 2018 @ 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

March 17, 2018 @ 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

April 21, 2018 @ 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

May 19, 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.

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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