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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May the Fourth Be With You

Whole Museum

In honor of the galaxy’s geekiest holiday, Madison Children’s Museum presents a day of Star Wars and space-science based revelry! All activities are FREE with museum admission, while supplies last. Costumes are encouraged. Lego Star Wars exhibition by Wisconsin Lego Users group (WisLUG), 10 am-4 pm Empire vs. Rebel Scavenger Hunt, 10 am-3 pm R2D2 […]

Taste of Tech: 3D Printing

Pie in the Sky Diner

Join us in the Pie in the Sky Diner to watch a 3D printing demonstration and learn about everything from design to filament! For two hours there will be a 3D printing demonstration with discussion on design elements, troubleshooting, and practical use. Participants will learn about some of the concepts going into 3D printing, including layers, infill, […]

Chavez Elementary Choir Performance

Possible-opolis

Join the Chavez Elementary School Choir for a popup concert in the museum to celebrate the end of the school year. Free with museum admission, no pre-registration required.

Member Bumble Bee Ball

Members swarm the museum for an un-bee-lievable party! Museum members, join us for a special springtime party celebrating everything having to do with bees! Bees are important partners in our gardens and farms and they're also super fun. Admission includes a whole hive of bee-themed activities designed to inspire the scientist or gardener in every […]

Taste of Tech: 3D Pens

Art Studio

Come and play with 3D pens! 3D pens are part of an exciting new frontier of technology – and they're really fun too! Trace images, make your own sculptures, and get an idea of how to use 3D technology.   Kids will have the opportunity to handle a 3D pen and create an art object! […]

Bubble Bonanza

Rooftop Ramble

Pop on over! Learn about the science behind bubbles as you blow giant and small bubbles, watch them float in the wind and try to catch them. This program will help develop large motor skills and an understanding of bubble science and wind. This event is free with museum admission, no pre-registration needed.

Water Testing

Rooftop Clubhouse

Our lakes are home to an entire ecosystem! You just need to know how to look to discover it. We'll use pipettes and magnifying glasses to explore living organisms in lakes and ponds. Kids will learn to identify what they find. Learn about scientific thinking, observing, asking questions, finding answers and gain fine motor skills […]

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. This event is free for museum members or free with admission. No pre-registration […]

Taste the World: Jordan

Rooftop Ramble

Join us as we explore cultures around the world through history and their foods. This month, we’ll be learning about the history of The Kingdom of Jordan and sampling a traditional Jordanian dish! This program is primarily a demonstration, but visitors are welcome to help out, especially with the eating! We’re learning about other cultures […]

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. This event is free for museum members or free with admission. No pre-registration […]

Water Testing

Rooftop Clubhouse

Our lakes are home to an entire ecosystem! You just need to know how to look to discover it. We'll use pipettes and magnifying glasses to explore living organisms in lakes and ponds. Kids will learn to identify what they find. Learn about scientific thinking, observing, asking questions, finding answers and gain fine motor skills […]

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 […]

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