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Open Wed–Sun 9am–4pm, plus late on Thur til 8pm. • Get tickets.

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MCM Roadshow: Parks Alive at Elver Park

Elver Park 1250 McKenna Boulevard, Madison, Wisconsin

Join MCM Roadshow and other local favorite organizations at Elver Park, starting at 5 pm. Parks Alive builds stronger neighborhoods and connects neighbors to their parks through fun, family-friendly activities, movies, and free food.

MCM Roadshow: Parks Alive at Worthington Park

Worthington Park 3102 Worthington Ave., Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Join MCM Roadshow and other local favorite organizations at Worthington Park, starting at 5 pm. Parks Alive builds stronger neighborhoods and connects neighbors to their parks through fun, family-friendly activities, movies, and free food.

Exploration Station: Whimsical Weather Crafts

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

Rain or shine, we're making crafts inspired by the day's weather! Possible crafts include kites, sun paper art, rain art, and other weather-related creative projects. This event is free with the price of general admission.

Playdough Party with Junko

Join Junko each Wednesday to create your own scented playdough that's a squishy, smush-able sensory delight. This event is free with general museum admission.

Insect Scavenger Hunt

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

Be very, very quiet... we're hunting insects! Join us in the Urb Garden, where we'll sharpen our observation skills and search for bugs hiding in the plants. Gentleness is encouraged—no insects will be harmed in the making of this program. This program is free with general museum admission.

Sensory Worlds with Junko

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

 Join Junko in the Urb Garden as we explore different sensory materials every week!  This event is free with general museum admission.

Insect Scavenger Hunt

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

Be very, very quiet... we're hunting insects! Join us in the Urb Garden, where we'll sharpen our observation skills and search for bugs hiding in the plants. Gentleness is encouraged—no insects will be harmed in the making of this program. This program is free with general museum admission.

Event Series Free Thursday Evenings

Free Thursday Evenings

Visit MCM for free every Thursday evening, 4–8 pm! Enjoy extended hours each Thursday, completely free of charge. Please check in at the admissions desk when you visit during free hours. Looking for more affordable ways to visit? During the rest of the week, MCM also offers heavily discounted admission and memberships to families who […]

Wild Wonders: Yarn & Stick Suns

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

Create colorful, sun-inspired art with vibrant yarn and sticks. This tactile activity is a perfect for little ones practicing fine motor control and hand-eye coordination! This event is free with general museum admission. Image credit: Ana Ziengel

Make Music Madison

Madison Children's Museum hosts a stage for the city's annual Make Music Madison event! Enjoy free, family-friendly live music at Rotary Plaza Stage, just outside the museum's front entrance. In the event of rain, performances will take place in the Museum's Community Concourse. Rotary Plaza Stage (outdoors) 10–10:30 am, Madison Children's Museum staff band10:45–11:15 am, […]

STEAM Time: Musical Instruments for Make Music Madison

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

Create your very own instrument out of recycled materials and see what sounds you can make! Join us each week for new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. These hands-on programs foster creativity, ignite curiosity, encourage divergent thinking, build problem-solving skills, and offer new ways for kids to explore the world around them. […]

Clay Day: Textured Shapes

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

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.

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