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

Tales with Teresa

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

Join us for story time and hear Teresa read some of her favorite books using her DynaVox. With this speech-generating device, Teresa will share stories and help build listening skills, develop early literacy, and celebrate each other’s differences. This event is free with general museum admission.

Messy Art with Laurie: Pom Pom Painting

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 to freely explore materials and art-making with their senses. And the best part? We take care of cleanup! Today we'll create art using plush pom […]

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 […]

Free Night: Remake Learning Days Celebration

Join us for free admission and hands-on activities throughout the museum, 4–8 pm! Learn about dozens of free family events taking place April 20–28 in southern Wisconsin as part of Remake Learning Days - Badgerland. Admission is free, registration not required. Free activities provided by the Wisconsin Science Festival, Lussier Family Heritage Center, UW Neuroscience Outreach, […]

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 by the Art Studio classroom for open-ended creative opportunities, facilitated by our talented staff. This event is free and open to all ages.

Wild Wonders: Wheatgrass Planters

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

Decorate a paper planter and plant wheat grass seeds. Bring your project home and watch your plant grow!

STEAM Time: Nature Gelli Prints

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

Engage your creativity and make vibrant, one-of-a-kind gelli prints using objects found in nature. Join us each week for new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. These hands-on programs foster creativity, ignite curiosity, encourage divergent thinking, build problem-solving skills, and offer new ways for kids to explore the world around them. This event […]

Clay Day: Polymer Clay Beads

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.

April Sensory-Friendly Hours

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

Madison Children’s Museum welcomes children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and sensory challenges to experience the museum during sensory-friendly hours, free of charge. This program aims to bring families together to learn through play in an environment that supports the unique needs of children with ASD. Pre-registration for the event is recommended […]

Aventuras en Español: Cuentos en Español

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

Acompaña a Samira y a su amiga para contar cuentos en español de manera interactiva que motivan a la exploración de las emociones, la respiración consciente, y otros temas socio-emocionales para niños. ¡Disfruta de programas en español cada sábado por la mañana con la educadora Samira Álvarez! Las actividades cambian cada semana, así que siempre […]

Exploration Station: Pollinator Seed Balls

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

Create seed balls using a native pollinator seed mix grown on the museum's Rooftop Ramble! Find out what it takes to plant pollinator gardens, and gain a better understanding of plants' life cycle from seed to flower. This event is free with the price of general admission. Image credit: Chicago Community Gardeners Association

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