Hours: Wed–Sun 9 am–4 pm, plus late on Thur til 8 pm • Closed Mon/Tue • Check full schedule

Hours: Wed–Sun 9 am–4 pm, plus late on Thur til 8 pm • Closed Mon/Tue • Check full schedule

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Rooftop Jamboree

Rooftop Ramble

Get some fresh air and enjoy a sing-along on the roof! Join us for a rooftop sing-along with familiar children's songs. Songbooks will be provided. In case of bad weather, we'll meet in the Coops to Cathedrals exhibit on the 2nd floor. This event is free with museum admission or free for members. No registration […]

Folklife Festival Day

Whole Museum

Join us for a day of traditional crafts, music, food, and art! Celebrate cultures from around the world (and around your neighborhood), through art-making, foodways, folklore, music, and dance. Activities include: Homestyle Foods in the Rooftop Ramble Salsa Making, 10:30 a.m.–noon Ice Cream Making, 12:30–1:30 p.m. Butter Churning, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Folk Craft Try-It Stations in […]

Rooftop Jamboree (in Coops to Cathedrals)

From Coops to Cathedrals

Get some fresh air and enjoy a sing-along! Join us for a  sing-along with familiar children's songs. Songbooks will be provided. Because of today's rain, we'll meet in the Coops to Cathedrals exhibit on the 2nd floor. This event is free with museum admission or free for members. No registration required.

Fall Harvest Festival

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

Celebrate the bounty of food and flowers brought to us from our gardens and animals all year long Create art, dance, meet new animal friends, and participate in a variety of activities throughout the museum related to the fall harvest and harvest traditions. Also, visit our newly renovated Rooftop Ramble, just in time for harvest […]

The Way Things Work

Art Studio Classroom

For the Curious and Destructive! Interested in seeing the insides of machines, but not accidentally breaking the ones in your home? Come and discover the way things work in this fun, interactive program where you wield the screwdriver and take machines down into their most basic parts! This program takes place in the Art Studio […]

Maker Space

Art Classroom

Calling Creators, Doers, and Makers Pick up a new skill while school is out and bring home your creation. Sewing, jewelry-making, and sculpting are coming to the Art Classroom from 1:30–3 p.m.! These events are part of Winter Break Wonders. 12/26 & 12/27: Stuffie Creation Station – Learn how to design and create a small […]

Taste of Tech: 3D Pens

Art Studio Classroom

Come and play with 3D pens! Trace images, make your own sculptures, and get an idea of how to use 3D technology. Participants will be able to successfully handle a 3D pen and create an art object! This program will have two 30-minute sessions at  12 p.m. and 1 p.m.   Madison Children’s Museum’s drop-in programs […]

Stop Motion Animation

Art Studio Classroom

Try your hand at stop-motion animation! We will be experimenting with clay, backdrops, puppets and more to make our own short video on an iPad. This digital storytelling process is great for building fine motor skills, developing patience and stretching our creativity. Madison Children’s Museum’s drop-in programs are included with museum admission (Free for members, […]

Weekend Wonders: Magazine Collage

Art Studio Classroom

Channel Your Inner Artist and Scientist! On the first and third Saturdays of every month, we rotate a set of crafts that promote self-expression, creative learning, and artistic skill development. We will be painting, sculpting, creating paper crafts, and more! On the second and  fourth Saturdays, we focus on physics by experimenting with light, gravity, […]

Weekend Wonders: Paper Animal Puppets

Art Studio Classroom

Channel Your Inner Artist and Scientist! On the first and third Saturdays of every month, we rotate a set of crafts that promote self-expression, creative learning, and artistic skill development. We will be painting, sculpting, creating paper crafts, and more! On the second and  fourth Saturdays, we focus on physics by experimenting with light, gravity, […]

Weekend Wonders: Paper Frog Obstacle Course

Art Studio Classroom

Channel Your Inner Artist and Scientist! On the first and third Saturdays of every month, we rotate a set of crafts that promote self-expression, creative learning, and artistic skill development. We will be painting, sculpting, creating paper crafts, and more! On the second and  fourth Saturdays, we focus on physics by experimenting with light, gravity, […]

Weekend Wonders: Paper Plate Masks

Art Studio Classroom

Channel Your Inner Artist and Scientist! On the first and third Saturdays of every month, we rotate a set of crafts that promote self-expression, creative learning, and artistic skill development. We will be painting, sculpting, creating paper crafts, and more! On the second and  fourth Saturdays, we focus on physics by experimenting with light, gravity, […]

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