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

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Music with Junebug (Morning)

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

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. Music with Junebug takes place in our Celebrations room, and is free with general museum […]

Music with Junebug (Afternoon)

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

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. Music with Junebug takes place in our Celebrations room, and is free with general museum […]

Music Time with Tim: Kids’ Choice!

Explore the world of music and rhythm! Join Tim in the Celebrations room each week to enjoy play-based songs, games, and stories. Today we'll choose your very favorite songs to sing. This event is free with general museum admission.

Nice Age Trail Grand Opening Weekend (Day 1)

Come celebrate the grand opening of MCM's brand-new nature exhibit, the Nice Age Trail! Buzz, slide, hop, flutter, and tromp through a four-season environment as you "walk in the paws" of some of Wisconsin’s most amazing animals. This interactive nature experience encourages imagination, exploration, and practicing kindness — to animals, to nature, to people, and […]

Nice Age Trail Grand Opening Weekend (Day 2)

Come celebrate the grand opening of MCM's brand-new nature exhibit, the Nice Age Trail! Buzz, slide, hop, flutter, and tromp through a four-season environment as you transform into some of Wisconsin’s most amazing animals. This interactive nature experience encourages imagination, exploration, and practicing kindness — to animals, to nature, to people, and to yourself. All […]

Cabin Life: Beeswax Candle Making

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

Illuminate the past and make your own beeswax candle like an early Wisconsin settler. Cabin Life invites you each week to try crafts and activities from around the time of our historic 1840s log cabin. This event is free with general museum admission.

Live from the Wonderground: Panchromatic Steel

Every first Friday this summer, enjoy free concerts at MCM featuring an eclectic mix of Madison bands. Adults get to dance and chat, kids climb and play, and caregivers enjoy low-stress social time in an outdoor play space like no other!  Tonight's featured act, Panchromatic Steel, fuses island styles with pop hits, rock, and jazz, […]

Free Day: SummerPalooza

MCM's 11th annual free family celebration and kickoff-to-summer returns to the Capitol Square! SummerPalooza includes free museum admission all day (9 am–4 pm), along with exciting activities, guest programs, and live entertainment. Be sure to "take a walk in their paws" and enjoy our brand new nature exhibit, the Nice Age Trail! Performances at Rotary […]

Exploration Station: Sun-sational Tea

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

Soak up the sun and taste the Wisconsin summer! Harvest fresh herbs from our cabin garden and enjoy a refreshing batch of museum-made sun tea.

Cabin Life: Quill & Ink

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

Make your mark with a feathery flourish. Explore writing utensils from early European history through a hands-on quill and ink activity. Cabin Life invites you each week to try crafts and activities from the time of our historic 1840s log cabin. This event is free with general museum admission.

Music with Junebug

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

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. Music with Junebug takes place in our Celebrations room, and is free with general museum […]

Music Time with Tim!

Explore the world of music and rhythm! Join Tim in the Celebrations room each week to enjoy play-based songs, games, and stories. This event is free with general museum admission.

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