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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Playdough Party with Junko

Join Junko in the Art Studio Classroom each Wednesday to create your own scented playdough that's a squishy, smush-able sensory delight. This event is free with general museum admission.

Event Series Insect Scavenger Hunt

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.

Sensory Worlds with Junko

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

 Join Junko in the Urb Garden as we explore different sensory materials every week!  This event is free with general museum admission.

Event Series Insect Scavenger Hunt

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.

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 […]

Wild Wonders: Bug Buddies

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

Create your own little insect companion using craft wire, beads, and other assorted materials. This event is part of our free admission Thursday evenings, 4 pm-8 pm.

Event Series Fun with Fiber Arts

Fun with Fiber Arts: Macrame

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

Explore various practical and artful fiber arts projects like embroidery, weaving, mending, and sewing with our friend Lexie in the Art Studio! Today we'll learn to weave and braid macrame. This event is free during our extended Thursday evening hours!

Metalworking Workshop (sold out)

This workshop is totally metal! Perfect for any aspiring artist who wants to take their work 3D, metalworking allows for limitless creativity and experimentation. (Don't worry, this workshop introduces metal in kid-safe ways; we save the hammers and anvils until they're a wee bit older!)  Kids will learn how to use hand tools to form, […]

$50

Clay Day!

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

Our art studio staff will lead visitors in a weekly assortment of creative clay sculpture activities.
We will create all kinds of collaborative projects- plant pots, jewelry, ornaments, tiles and more.
All ages are welcome to join us and experiment with clay.

Kamishibai Storytelling with Junko

Join Junko each Friday for interactive storytelling with Japanese kamishibai cards! Please check at the admissions desk for today's location. This event is free with general museum admission.

Event Series Insect Scavenger Hunt

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.

Make Your Own Fidget Toy (Sensory-Friendly Hours)

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

Pop into the Art Studio Classroom to make your own fidget toy! We will be using sensory friendly materials to customize your own experience in the museum. This event is free during our July Sensory-Friendly Night.

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