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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Let’s Make! with Lexie

Explore new materials and creative techniques through facilitated art activities and bring home hand-made treasures. Projects vary each week and may include sculpture, painting, comics, printmaking, and more! This event is free with general museum admission.

Messy Art with Laurie: Spin Art Flowers

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 use the spin art technique […]

Wild Wonders: Spring Planting

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

 Start your own mini-garden by planting seeds to take home, and decorate your own one-of-a-kind plant cup! This event is free with the price of general admission.

MCM Members: Nice Age Trail Preview Party

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

Be the first to explore our brand new nature exhibit, the Nice Age Trail! In honor of the opening of the Nice Age Trail, we're throwing a preview party just for museum members. Enjoy exclusive early access to the Nice Age Trail, create make-and-take art using upcycled exhibit components from our "beehive" structure, enjoy Spanish-language […]

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 […]

Let’s Make! with Lexie

Explore new materials and creative techniques through facilitated art activities and bring home hand-made treasures. Projects vary each week and may include sculpture, painting, comics, printmaking, and more! This event is free with general museum admission.

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.

Super Friends Club: Summer Thursdays 2024

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

Drop-off class for preschoolers on Thursdays Come to the museum and practice becoming a Super Friend! Speaking to new people, taking turns, and making friends are new skills for 3 and 4-year-olds. Super Friends Club offers a preschool-style group experience within the museum. Guided by MCM's research and early education manager Heather, Super Friends Club […]

$30

Super Friends Club: Summer Fridays 2024

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

Drop-off class for preschoolers on Fridays Come to the museum and practice becoming a Super Friend! Speaking to new people, taking turns, and making friends are new skills for 3 and 4-year-olds. Super Friends Club offers a preschool-style group experience within the museum. Guided by MCM's early education superstar Junko, Super Friends Club gives kids […]

$30

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 […]

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