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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Middleton High School Carolers

What could be jollier than holiday melodies floating through the museum? Enjoy a short performance of carols from local Middleton High School students, beginning at 3 pm. This event is free with general museum admission.

Winter Magic Member Party

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

Prepare to sparkle and shine during our next members-only party! Members take over the museum for a night of wintry fun. (Wearing sparkling clothing is totally optional, but encouraged!) This members-only party will include a special goodbye to our Coops to Cathedral's exhibit, and a sneak peek of the new exhibit, opening in the summer. […]

Catapult Crafting

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

3... 2... 1... Launch! Make your own catapult and see how far pom poms and other projectiles can fly. Learn about the physics of force and motion while launching objects of different weights and sizes. This event is free with general museum admission.

Kwanzaa Basket Crafting

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

The second day of Kwanzaa honors self-determination (kujichagulia): "to define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves." Join Charlotte in the Art Studio to create a paper woven basket for yourself or to give as a gift. This event is free with general museum admission, while supplies last. Recommended for ages 5 […]

Beaded Baubles

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

String beads to create a necklace, bracelet, or key chain. Improve hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as you design something fun. This event is free with general museum admission.

Sleigh Bell Making

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

Create custom sleigh bells to play along with your favorite holiday songs! This event is free with general museum admission.

Holiday Lights Lanterns

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

Make the season bright and create paper lanterns with Heather! This event is free with general museum admission.

Mini Clay Sculptures

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

Let your creativity take shape in clay and build your own mini sculpture. This event is free with general museum admission.

New Year’s Eve Wonderground Dance Party

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

Are your little ones not quite ready to stay up until midnight? Bid farewell to 2023 with the most bedtime-friendly New Year's Eve party in Madison! This free dance party begins at 1:30 pm, with early New Year's countdowns at 2 pm and 3 pm. Bundle up and boogie down in the Wonderground with family-friendly […]

Open! New Year’s Day

Come join us for the very first day of 2024! MCM will be observing our standard hours, 9 am-4 pm. 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 […]

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 […]

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