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: Dough Nature Mosaics

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 mini mosaics incorporating seasonal […]

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 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 […]

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: Caterpillar Puppets

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

Learn about the caterpillars you'll see this spring in southern Wisconsin, and create your own wiggly caterpillar puppet! This event is included with general museum admission.

Music with Junebug

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

Join us for Music with Junebug led by Junko Yamauchi. This program gives toddlers and preschoolers the opportunity to sing, dance, explore instruments, and play! Music and movement activities promote brain development and connect us to our family and community. Music with Junebug takes place in our Celebrations room, and is free with general museum […]

STEAM Time: Rooftop Rockets

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

3... 2... 1... Blast off with some out-of-this-world rocket science! Celebrate International Day of Human Space Flight and launch your very own air-propelled rocket from the Rooftop Ramble. How many fins fly the farthest? Does your rocket need a nose cone? Test out different features and see how high your designs can fly. Join us […]

Music with Junebug

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

Join us for Music with Junebug led by Junko Yamauchi. This program gives toddlers and preschoolers the opportunity to sing, dance, explore instruments, and play! Music and movement activities promote brain development and connect us to our family and community. Music with Junebug takes place in our Celebrations room, and is free with general museum […]

Clay Day: Textured Shapes

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.

Adult Swim: Slumber Party

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

Come over for a night of classic sleepover antics! It's the slumber party of your 10-year-old dreams, dialed up with customized cocktails and (almost) zero adult supervision. Enjoy nostalgic crafts, late-night eats, spine-tingling séances, and more. PJs are encouraged, bonus points for bunny slippers. Disclaimer: Party ends at 9 pm. You don't have to go […]

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