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

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

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Playdough Party with Junko

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

Event Series Insect Scavenger Hunt

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.

Messy Art with Laurie: Glow Spin Art

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 younger 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! This event is free with general museum […]

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.

Event Series Insect Scavenger Hunt

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.

Wild Wonders: Bug Buddies

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

Create your own little insect companion using craft wire, beads, and other assorted materials. This event is part of our free admission Thursday evenings, 4 pm-8 pm.

Event Series Fun with Fiber Arts

Fun with Fiber Arts: Macrame

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

Explore various practical and artful fiber arts projects like embroidery, weaving, mending, and sewing with our friend Lexie in the Art Studio! Today we'll learn to weave and braid macrame. This event is free during our extended Thursday evening hours!

Clay Day!

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.

Kamishibai Storytelling with Junko

Join Junko each Friday for interactive storytelling with Japanese kamishibai cards! Please check at the admissions desk for today's location. This event is free with general museum admission.

Event Series Insect Scavenger Hunt

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.

Make Your Own Fidget Toy (Sensory-Friendly Hours)

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

Pop into the Art Studio Classroom to make your own fidget toy! We will be using sensory friendly materials to customize your own experience in the museum. This event is free during our July Sensory-Friendly Night.

Sensory-Friendly Hours

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

Madison Children’s Museum welcomes children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and sensory challenges to experience the museum during sensory-friendly hours, free of charge. This program aims to bring families together to learn through play in an environment that supports the unique needs of children with ASD. Pre-registration for the event is recommended […]

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