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Hours: open 7 days a week, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Museum Accessibility

We strive to make Madison Children’s Museum a place for all ages to a play and explore. Staff working the museum floors receive assistance training to help welcome guests with multiple different needs.

Please contact us or call (608) 256-6445 to inquire about accommodations or ways we can make your visit more enjoyable. While you are at the museum, please ask at the front desk if you require more information or assistance.

Physical Accessibility
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or Sensory Challenges
Nursing Parents/Caregivers with Infants
Dementia-Friendly


Physical Accessibility

Adult and child-sized wheelchairs are available for use by individuals with limited mobility.  Please ask at the front desk.

Our front doors use automatic-open buttons.

All floors are accessible via elevator. Our Wildernest area has a wheelchair accessible tree house and bridge.

All bathrooms and water fountains are wheelchair accessible.

Accessible parking is available in metered stalls and area city lots.


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or Sensory Challenges

Madison Children’s Museum is pleased to welcome children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or sensory challenges to visit.  For those who would like a modified environment we have special Sensory Friendly Museum Times outside of normal open hours.

Cool-down spaces are available for those who need a break from stimulation; please ask at the front desk.

Family restrooms are available in the community concourse and in the Wildernest. Our Wildernest bathroom has both paper towels and hand dryers.

Sensory tools, pictured below, are available for check-out at the front desk during both general admission hours and Sensory-Friendly Museum Times.


Nursing Parents/Caregivers with Infants

Madison Children’s Museum welcomes nursing and bottle-feeding families. Parents are welcome to nurse or bottle-feed babies anywhere in the public areas of the museum. If you would like a private spot to nurse or feed, please ask at the front desk for the use of one of our comfort rooms, or you can feel free to use the Cozy Cottage in the Wildernest. For parents feeding purees or solid food to older babies, we ask that you use our cafe tables.

Baby changing tables are available in all restrooms. In multiple-toilet restrooms the baby-changing station is located within the largest stall. If you run into a diaper emergency, please ask at the front desk.

The whole museum is stroller accessible and you may also park strollers in the coat/lockers area.


Dementia-Friendly

Madison Children’s Museum welcomes families with adults affected by dementia. We are a Dementia Friendly certified organization.

The museum also offers our SPARK! program series, which provides an opportunity for adults with dementia and early memory loss and their care partners to enjoy arts and artifacts in a comfortable setting, guided by trained docents and volunteers. Learn more.

 

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