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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Santa Day: Free Admission

Free admission all day plus pictures with Santa 9:30 am–3:30 pm, presented in collaboration with the Progress Center for Black Women.Santa returns to Madison Children’s Museum for family photos! In honor of this […]

Free Cocoa for Santa Day

Enjoy kid-sized servings of hot cocoa from 11 am to 2 pm, with free museum admission all day! Santa Day is presented in collaboration with the Progress Center for Black Women.

Exploration Station: Wintertime Pet Rocks

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

Get creative and paint a pet rock companion to look like your favorite animal. Imagine what your rock pet might be up to during the chilly winter season! This event […]

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 […]

Event Series Open Art Studio

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 in the Art Studio classroom for open-ended creative opportunities, facilitated by our talented staff. This event is free with general […]

Messy Art with Laurie: Watercolor Snowflakes

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 […]

Wild Wonders: Twig Snowflakes

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

Bring nature indoors for the holidays! Channel your creativity and holiday spirit to make snowflake decorations with sticks and twigs. This event is free with general museum admission. Photo credit: […]

Event Series Pom Pom Party

Pom Pom Party

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

Treat your baby to a colorful, cushy cascade of joy. Our littlest visitors can practice sorting, scooping, and stacking pom pom balls of different sizes and textures in the Wildernest. […]

STEAM Time: Salt Crystal Designs

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

Explore the sparkling potential of salt crystals! Create your own unique designs with colors and crystals to celebrate the winter season. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities foster […]

Exploration Station: Pine Cone Ornaments

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

Flex your fine motor skills and creativity to create festive ornaments and decorations with locally collected pine cones. This event is free with general museum admission.

Saturday Art Adventures: Ceramic Ornaments

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 […]

Event Series Wildernest Scavenger Hunt

Wildernest Scavenger Hunt

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

Join MCM's early education expert, Heather, for a scavenger hunt in the Wildernest! Practice pattern-matching and wayfinding with your little one by seeking out fun objects and landmarks. This event […]

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