Open daily Wed–Sun 9am-4pm, PLUS extra hours: Thur til 8pm, Sat 8am-5pm • Closed Mon/Tue • See full schedule

Open daily Wed–Sun 9am-4pm, PLUS extra hours: Thur til 8pm, Sat 8am-5pm • Closed Mon/Tue • See full schedule

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Event Series Early Explorers Playgroup

Early Explorers Playgroup

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

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 […]

Music Time with Tim: Trains, Planes, Buses

Explore the world of music and rhythm! Join Tim in the Celebrations room each week to enjoy play-based songs, games, and stories. This one's for your car-crazy toddlers! Today, we'll sing favorite songs like "Freight Train" and "The Wheels on the Bus". This event is free with general museum admission.

Messy Art with Laurie: Marbling Paper

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

Join Laurie and our Art Studio staff for a weekly drop-in art experience designed for MCM's youngest visitors and their caregivers. Through open-ended & process-based projects, empower your little artist to freely explore materials and art-making with their senses. And the best part? We take care of cleanup! Today, we'll create our own decorated paper […]

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 […]

Black Heritage Celebration

Join Madison Children's Museum on February 22, 4–8 pm, as we honor the contributions of Black people in our community with a celebration featuring Black artists, musicians, and leaders. Free admission from 4 to 8 pm, no event tickets required! Enjoy performances from Leotha & Tamera Stanley and local Ghanaian drumming group Atimevu, a hambone […]

Open Art Studio

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

Choose your own art adventure—drawing, sculpting, cartooning, and more! Drop by the Art Studio classroom for open-ended creative opportunities, facilitated by our talented staff. This event is free with general museum admission, and open to all ages.

Wild Wonders: Mod Podge Magnets

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

Create your own mod podge magnets using tree cookie rounds. This event is free with general museum admission. Image credit: Delia Randall

STEAM Time: Frozen Maple Candy

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

Watch liquid maple syrup turn into a solid, delicious candy with heat and snow. This event is free with general museum admission. Image credit: The Preserve At Chocorua

Members-Only PJ Party

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

It's time to party down in our PJs! Members take over the museum for an epic after-hours PJ party. Enjoy a comfy, cozy evening of sleepover-inspired crafts, games, and snacks. This event is for current museum members only. Registration is $10 per family after MCM member discount, tickets available now.

Event Series Saturday Morning Early Hours

Saturday Morning Early Hour

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

Give your weekend a bright and early beginning at MCM! Enjoy early hours starting at 8 am, every Saturday through March 30. If you've got little kids in the family, we know you're probably up anyway, so come downtown and let them climb the walls (literally, in our Hodge Podge Mahal climber.) Extended Saturday mornings […]

Exploration Station: Pine Cone Bird Feeders

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

Celebrate National Bird Feeding Month by creating pine cone bird feeders that will help our feathered friends get by this winter. This event is free with general museum admission.

Wonderground Recess: Dance Party with Francis Medrano

Ring the bell: it’s time for recess! Bundle up and head outside to the Wonderground for a unique active play break every Saturday in January and February at 11 am. Today, warm yourself up at a Wonderground dance party with Francis Medrano, founder of Black Power Dance. This event is free with general museum admission.

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