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STEAM Time: Marvelous Magnets

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

Experiment with magnets to see how they stick together and repel. Test them on a variety of objects and make your own magnet to bring home. Join us each week for new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. These hands-on programs foster creativity, ignite curiosity, encourage divergent thinking, build problem-solving skills, and offer […]

Exploration Station: Bubble Science

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

Somebody burst your bubble? No worries—we can make new ones! Explore the shiny, pearlescent world of bubble science and learn how these squeaky-clean beauties are formed. This event is free with the price of general admission.

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.

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

STEAM Time: Cicada Creations

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

Celebrate the emergence of cicadas in Wisconsin by learning about this year's brood and making your own carapaced buddy out of art materials. Join us each week for new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. These hands-on programs foster creativity, ignite curiosity, encourage divergent thinking, build problem-solving skills, and offer new ways for […]

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.

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 […]

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.

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