Hours: Wed–Sun 9 am–4 pm, plus late on Thur til 8 pm • Closed Mon/Tue • Check full schedule

Hours: Wed–Sun 9 am–4 pm, plus late on Thur til 8 pm • Closed Mon/Tue • Check full schedule

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Recurring Event Tales with Teresa

Tales with Teresa

Madison Children's Museum 100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI

Join us for story time and hear Teresa read some of her favorite books using her DynaVox. With this speech-generating device, Teresa will share stories and help build listening skills, develop early literacy, and celebrate each other’s differences.

Recurring Event Super Friends Club

Super Friends Club

Madison Children's Museum 100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI

Come to the museum and practice being a super friend! Speaking to new people, taking turns, and making friends are new skills for 3 and 4-year-olds.  Led by Heather, Early Learning Manager, Super Friends Club gives kids a chance to practice these new skills. Each week we’ll do an activity and play cooperatively in the museum.  […]

Storybook reading with illustrator Hailey McLaughlin

Madison Children's Museum 100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI

MCM has multi-talented staff. In addition to her work as a Discovery Guide at the museum, Hailey McLaughlin is a gifted illustrator. Join Hailey for a special reading the new book she illustrated, "Let's Make A Garden: a build up book" written by Hillary Vari. (Copies of the book available in the museum's gift shop!)

Recurring Event Mess Monsters

Mess Monsters

Art Studio

Take chances, make mistakes, get messy! Join us for sensory art projects designed especially for preschoolers and caregivers. We will make all kinds of art involving touch, smell, sound and more!

Recurring Event Twilight Thursday: Open Until 8 pm

Twilight Thursday: Open Until 8 pm

Madison Children's Museum 100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI

The whole museum is open until 8 pm on Thursdays. Twilight Thursday evening hours are included free, with general museum admission. See admission prices and get tickets. Special events: On December 8 We welcome Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin for a family night gathering. Families affected by autism may register for free tickets at Autism […]

Recurring Event Early Explorers Playgroup

Early Explorers Playgroup

Madison Children's Museum 100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI

Social time for babies and their grown-ups! This playgroup is thoughtfully designed for our earliest visitors. We will provide a space for infants and toddlers (2 years and under) and their caregivers to explore and play together, and engage in activities that support various aspects of child development. Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity […]

Recurring Event Music with Junebug

Music with Junebug

Madison Children's Museum 100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI

Join us for Music with Junebug led by Junko Yamauchi. This program gives toddlers and preschoolers the opportunity to sing, dance, explore instruments, and play! Music and movement activities promote brain development and connect us to our family and community. This fall, Music with Junebug takes place in the Celebrations Room on floor 2.

Recurring Event STEAM Time

STEAM Time

Rooftop Clubhouse

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities foster children's creativity, ignite curiosity, encourage divergent thinking, and increase problem-solving skills as children explore the world around them.

Recurring Event Clay Creations

Clay Creations

Madison Children's Museum 100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI

Our art studio staff will lead visitors in a weekly assortment of creative clay sculpture activities.
We will create all kinds of collaborative projects- plant pots, jewelry, ornaments, tiles and more.
All ages are welcome to join us and experiment with clay.

Recurring Event Member Morning

Member Morning

Madison Children's Museum 100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI

MemberMornings provide exclusive time for museum members to access the museum outside of public operating hours. Not a member yet? Become one today! Membership starts immediately, so you can visit for free on Member Morning or any other time the museum is open. Learn more about membership.

Santa Day: Free Admission

Madison Children's Museum 100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI

with the Progress Center for Black Women Madison Children's Museum is open for free all day on December 3. Santa will be visiting for photos with families 10 am-2 pm, and special Santa-themed crafts will be in the art studio. Please note, visits with Santa are popular and there may be a line so please […]

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