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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Black History Quest

Wonderground

Join us outdoors in the Wonderground for a scavenger hunt celebrating Madison's Black history, in celebration of Juneteenth weekend. Find photos hidden throughout the Wonderground, learn about Madisonians who made a difference in Black History, solve a puzzle and win a prize. The MCM Roadshow will provide additional activities at Madison's Juneteenth Celebration in the […]

Designing with Nature

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

Print and learn about traditional indigenous pattern making inspired by nature.

Cabin Life

Explore Wisconsin's history through activities, projects, and games in our historic Log Cabin.

Experimenting with Philosophers: What Are You Sure Of?

Celebrations Room

Do you know you have arms? Have you ever been tricked by an optical illusion? What can we be sure about? Your friends from Madison Public Philosophy think about these questions quite a lot, but we need your help! In this session, we’ll be conducting experiments that will help us uncover what we can—and can’t—know […]

Madison Contemporary Dance

Wonderground

MCM welcomes Madison Contemporary Dance. Join our guest dancers for a short performance and an informal dance class in the Wonderground--no previous dance experience necessary! The program will be presented twice: Session 1: 5:30-6 pm Session 2: 6:30-7 pm Rain location: Wildernest

Indigenous Harvest

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

Join in the harvest season with samples of indigenous foods and learn about traditional food preservation techniques.

Member Party: Superhero Shindig

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

MEMBERS ASSEMBLE! Join us for an evening of superhero-themed fun to finish out the summer. Featured Activities Superhero scavenger hunt throughout the museum for a prize Protect your secret identity with your own DIY superhero mask Frontier heroes: beeswax candle making Superhero storytime Giant bubbles Why superheroes? By definition, superheroes are larger than life—courageous, powerful, and […]

Pocket Circus with Teatro Verde

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

Visiting from Rome, Italy, Teatro Verde presents “Pocket Circus”.  An artist and the objects that come out of a suitcase bring the audience into a creative game of poetry, music and juggling. Come play with thoughts, ideas and dreams. No Italian language skills necessary! The free performance will take place at 11 am at Rotary […]

Free Family Night: Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

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

MCM invites our entire community to enjoy the museum, with free admission from 5 to 8 pm this evening. Tonight we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with performances, food, and craft activities: Make bike blender salsa on the rooftop and sample with chips, 5:30-6;30 pm Sample taquitos from Garabaldi Mexican restaurant, while supplies last Dance performances […]

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