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Exploration Stations


School Is Out! Exploring Is In!

Fill your holiday season with exploration stations. Each day, from 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m., create, imagine, and explore in the Art Classroom. This event is part of Winter Break Wonders.

12/26 & 12/27: Marble Mazes – craft your own marble maze game using paper plates, paper, pipe cleaners, and decorations

12/28: Star Constellations – learn how to identify constellations and make your own 3-D star constellation

12/30: Tape Resist Watercolor – experiment with tape resist painting methods to create your own paintings or note cards

1/2 + 1/3: Squishy Circuits – learn how to engineer a circuit using LED lights and dough

1/4: DNA necklaces – learn about DNA and craft a necklace using wheat DNA and string


Madison Children’s Museum’s drop-in programs are included with museum admission (Free for members, $9 for non-member adults and children ages 1+, see our registration pages for information on discounts or to buy admission tickets). No pre-registration is needed.

You may buy general admission tickets at the front desk, or save time and order them online. Tickets are good for visiting on any day the museum is open to the public; and they never expire.

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Learn more about Madison Children’s Museum admission, including membership and discount programs.


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