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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Superhero Day

Whole Museum

Join us today as we celebrate the superheroes among us. Come dressed in your favorite superhero attire or design your own at the museum. By definition, superheroes are larger than life—courageous, powerful, and seemingly able to overcome any obstacle with great physical prowess while doing great deeds at the same time. Kids, facing the challenges […]

Mud Day

Whole Museum

Joins us for squishy, messy fun as we celebrate International Mud Day! International Mud Day was dreamed up by educators in 2009 and launched in 2011 at the World Forum for Early Childhood Care and Education. Since then, thousands of schools, early learning centers and families from around the world have taken up the challenge […]

Water Day

Whole Museum

Join us for one last blast of summer fun at the museum before the new school year begins! With many summer child care and camp programs finishing up, we've loaded the week with special fun for children and caregivers. Water Day Activities: Infant and Toddler Water Activities, 10–11:30 a.m., Celebrations Room Paint Blast T-Shirts* , […]

International Science Museum Day

Whole Museum

Science is for everyone! Saturday, November 10 is International Science Center and Science Museum Day. Madison Children’s Museum is pleased to be a member of the Association of Science – Technology Centers. The association believes strongly that Science is a Human Right, which means: Everybody has the right to science. Freedom of research is essential for […]

May the Fourth Be With You

Whole Museum

In honor of the galaxy’s geekiest holiday, Madison Children’s Museum presents a day of Star Wars and space-science based revelry! All activities are FREE with museum admission, while supplies last. Costumes are encouraged. Lego Star Wars exhibition by Wisconsin Lego Users group (WisLUG), 10 am-4 pm Empire vs. Rebel Scavenger Hunt, 10 am-3 pm R2D2 […]

Folklife Festival Day

Whole Museum

Join us for a day of traditional crafts, music, food, and art! Celebrate cultures from around the world (and around your neighborhood), through art-making, foodways, folklore, music, and dance. Activities include: Homestyle Foods in the Rooftop Ramble Salsa Making, 10:30 a.m.–noon Ice Cream Making, 12:30–1:30 p.m. Butter Churning, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Folk Craft Try-It Stations in […]

Global Youth Climate Strike Events at Madison Children’s Museum

Whole Museum

In honor of the world's children and the Global Youth Climate Strike, Madison Children's Museum will be open and free to everyone on Friday, September 20. A last-minute, anonymous gift from a local family has provided the funding to make this possible. All visitors are asked to check-in at the front desk, but no admission […]

Fall Harvest Festival

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

Celebrate the bounty of food and flowers brought to us from our gardens and animals all year long Create art, dance, meet new animal friends, and participate in a variety of activities throughout the museum related to the fall harvest and harvest traditions. Also, visit our newly renovated Rooftop Ramble, just in time for harvest […]

Poop Day (observed)

Madison Children's Museum holds our fourth annual celebration of National Poop Day (observed)! History of National Poop Day at Madison Children's Museum: During our 2016 Polling Place election, kids passed a referendum to celebrate National Poop day at the museum. National Poop Day is a holiday celebrated on the day when municipalities supposedly report the most, how-can-we-say-it-delicately, activity in their sewage systems […]

Leap Day

Join us for an event so amazing it can only happen once every four years! We celebrate this rarest of dates with activities that honor leaping and our favorite animals that leap. Make origami frogs, launch mini-catapults, measure your jumping skills, and more! Pop-up Puppets, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Art Studio Exploration Station: Popsicle Stick Catapults, […]

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