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Adult Swim: Wonka Wonders

October 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Explore the science of sweets and celebrate Roald Dahl’s centenary at a wild and wonderful trip through the world of Willy Wonka. Madison Children’s Museum’s celebrates the Wisconsin Science Festival and the Wisconsin Book Festival this week, with science experiments and crafts inspired by Dahl’s wonderland (and chocolate tasting, of course!). Tonight’s event is open to ages 18 & up.

  • Live music by the Madgadders, appearing tonight as the Everlasting Gobstoppers
  • Meet & Greet with Willy Wonka and his Wonkaland pals
  • Collossal Candyland game
  • Sweet Science demonstrations with UW Food Science Club and Biochem Outreach Club
  • Panel discussion: Oompa Loompa, Doompety Do! Or Doompety don’t? On labor and fairness in the chocolate factory
  • Tutti Frutti Scratch & Sniff Wallpaper crafts
  • Five lucky Golden Ticket winners plus one guest each will receive a once in a lifetime private train tour through the museum’s own Wonka-like third-floor factory at 9 pm.

Artisan pizza, appetizers, and craft beer (ages 21 & up with ID) available for purchase from The Roman Candle.

Ages 18 & up.

Ticket Details Price
General Admission Includes access to museum exhibits, performances, arts & crafts, and more $12.75 advance; $15 day-of
Caramel Apple Bar Express your inner Wonka and assemble your dream caramel-apple concoction with delicious caramel sauce, apples, chocolates and an assortment of toppings. additional $5


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