Open daily Wed–Sun 9am-4pm, PLUS extra hours: Thur til 8pm, Sat 8am-5pm • Closed Mon/Tue • See full schedule

Open daily Wed–Sun 9am-4pm, PLUS extra hours: Thur til 8pm, Sat 8am-5pm • Closed Mon/Tue • See full schedule

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Exploration Station: Pine Cone Bird Feeders

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

Celebrate National Bird Feeding Month by creating pine cone bird feeders that will help our feathered friends get by this winter. This event is free with general museum admission.

Event Series Early Explorers Playgroup

Early Explorers Playgroup

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

Social time for babies and their grown-ups! This playgroup is thoughtfully designed for our earliest visitors. We will provide a space for infants and toddlers (2 years and under) and their caregivers to explore and play together, and engage in activities that support various aspects of child development. Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity […]

Tales with Teresa

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

Join us for story time and hear Teresa read some of her favorite books using her DynaVox. With this speech-generating device, Teresa will share stories and help build listening skills, develop early literacy, and celebrate each other’s differences. This event is free with general museum admission.

Event Series Free Thursday Evenings

Free Thursday Evenings

Visit MCM for free every Thursday evening, 4–8 pm! Enjoy extended hours each Thursday, completely free of charge. Please check in at the admissions desk when you visit during free hours. Looking for more affordable ways to visit? During the rest of the week, MCM also offers heavily discounted admission and memberships to families who […]

Open Art Studio

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

Choose your own art adventure—drawing, sculpting, cartooning, and more! Drop by the Art Studio classroom for open-ended creative opportunities, facilitated by our talented staff. This event is free with general museum admission, and open to all ages.

STEAM Time: Hoop Gliders

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

Channel your inner aviation engineer and learn about momentum, force, and airflow while creating your own hoop glider. This event is free with general museum admission.

Event Series Saturday Morning Early Hours

Saturday Morning Early Hour

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

Give your weekend a bright and early beginning at MCM! Enjoy early hours starting at 8 am, every Saturday through March 30. If you've got little kids in the family, we know you're probably up anyway, so come downtown and let them climb the walls (literally, in our Hodge Podge Mahal climber.) Extended Saturday mornings […]

Saturday Art Adventures: Matchbox Buddies

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

Dive into an exciting drop-in art experience each week with Laurie and our Art Studio team. Embark on projects with a wide variety of art media and processes for all ages and abilities. Materials are included—and the best part? We take care of cleanup! Today, we'll create little pocket-sized critters with their own matchbox homes. This event […]

Post-Nap Pompom Party

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

Have an extra-squirrely toddler? Take advantage of the museum's extended Saturday hours! Enjoy the tactile experience of scooping, pouring, and sorting colorful pompoms in the Wildernest, then get out those wiggles during an extra hour in the museum. This event is free with general museum admission.

Saturday Evening Bonus Hour 4–5 pm

This winter, enjoy a full extra hour of play on Saturday afternoons! We are open 8 am to 5 pm every Saturday through March 2024. This event is free with general museum admission.

Event Series Early Explorers Playgroup

Early Explorers Playgroup

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

Social time for babies and their grown-ups! This playgroup is thoughtfully designed for our earliest visitors. We will provide a space for infants and toddlers (2 years and under) and their caregivers to explore and play together, and engage in activities that support various aspects of child development. Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity […]

Tales with Teresa

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

Join us for story time and hear Teresa read some of her favorite books using her DynaVox. With this speech-generating device, Teresa will share stories and help build listening skills, develop early literacy, and celebrate each other’s differences. This event is free with general museum admission.

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