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Access for Everyone
Access for Everyone programs serve our community by providing a place for all children to explore, develop their intellects, and connect with their families, their communities, and the world beyond — regardless of barriers. The developmental benefits of play are critical to every child’s growth and the museum’s access programs ensure that all children and families are equipped with critical resources to succeed.
Spring Fund Drive: March 15 – April 15
The Access for Everyone Campaign will begin on March 15, 2017. This fundraiser supports access programs that reduce financial barriers to the museum. Please consider a gift and help make play possible for everyone in our community.
Our goal is to always say yes to play.
Access for Everyone Programs
Free Family Night
On the first open Wednesday night of each month, MCM invites our entire community to enjoy the museum for free. Check our calendar for upcoming dates.
Access Admission: $1 per person
This admission rate is available every day the museum is open, to families that qualify for our Family Access Memberships. Check the list of qualifying programs below. If you qualify, ask for the Access Admission rate at the front desk, no proof necessary.
Family Access Membership: $10
Subsidized memberships are available to families that qualify through public assistance or certain education programs. Check the list below to see if you qualify. Family Access memberships are available for a minimum of $10, but we ask that families give as much as they are able. These memberships are available in person, by phone, or by mail.
First-Time Parent Membership
More information in summer 2017!
Access for School Kids
Discounted group rates are available for schools and other educational groups, based on the number of children enrolled in free- or reduced-lunch programs.
A suite of free monthly workshops designed to provide creative, stimulating activities for seniors facing early onset Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.
School Age Parent Program (SAPAR)
In collaboration with Madison Metro School District, SAPAR provides tools teenage mothers need to become self-sufficient, independent members of the community—all while learning how to parent and play.
Teen Workforce Program
Our Teen Workforce Program provides low-income, minority teens with paid positions, job skills training, and professional development.
Thank you to our Sponsors
CUNA Mutual Foundation
Habush Habush & Rottier
Marguerite Casey Foundation
National Guardian Life Insurance Company
W. Jerome Frautschi Charitable Lead Unitrust
Walter A. and Dorothy J. Frautschi Charitable Unitrust
The Pyle Foundation