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Open Wed–Sun 9am–4pm, plus late on Thur til 8pm. • Get tickets.

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Event Series Cartooning Jam

Cartooning Jam

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

Be a cartoonist! Join Lexie during Thursday evening hours and learn about the art of cartooning, storytelling, and Pop-Art. Try illustration, collage, sculpture, and more interactive projects to create your very own cartooning portfolio that leaps off the page. This event is free with the price of museum admission.

Event Series Pom Pom Party

Pom Pom Party

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

Treat your baby to a colorful, cushy cascade of joy. Our littlest visitors can practice sorting, scooping, and stacking pom pom balls of different sizes and textures in the Wildernest. This event is free with general museum admission.

Event Series Music with Junebug

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 the Down Under area of the Wonderground, and is […]

Event Series STEAM Time

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! Launch your very own air-propelled rocket from the rooftop. 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 each week for new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, […]

Event Series Clay Day

Clay Day

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.

Event Series Insect Scavenger Hunt

Insect Scavenger Hunt

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

Be very, very quiet... we're hunting insects! Join us in the Urb Garden, where we'll sharpen our observation skills and search for bugs hiding in the plants. Gentleness is encouraged—no insects will be harmed in the making of this program. This program is free with general museum admission.

Event Series Member Morning

Member Morning

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

MemberMornings provide exclusive time for museum members to access the museum outside of public operating hours. Not a member yet? Become one today! Membership starts immediately, so you can visit for free on Member Morning or any other time the museum is open. Learn more about membership.

Event Series Garden Babies

Garden Babies

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

Enjoy sunny Saturday mornings in the Urb Garden with your little one. Join us for special baby-friendly activities just outside the Wildernest. This event is free with general museum admission.

Exploration Station: Paint-by-Nature

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

Reveal nature's hidden details as you paint and learn about shapes and colors found in nature. Apply washes of watercolor over leaves, flowers, and other organic 'resist' materials to see what patterns will appear. This event is free with museum admission.

Event Series Let’s Make!

Let’s Make…Whimsical Windchimes

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

Art meets craft on Saturday afternoons at MCM. Uncover the practice of 'making' through new themed projects every week. Learn alongside Art Studio Manager Laurie and her staff to use new tools, discover crafts from around the world, and create an art project to take home. This event is free with general museum admission.

Event Series Insect Scavenger Hunt

Insect Scavenger Hunt

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

Be very, very quiet... we're hunting insects! Join us in the Urb Garden, where we'll sharpen our observation skills and search for bugs hiding in the plants. Gentleness is encouraged—no insects will be harmed in the making of this program. This program is free with general museum admission.

Event Series Poetry Playtime

Poetry Playtime

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

Explore the world of poetry through creative art and writing projects. Learn about poetry devices and while working with a variety of mediums including bookmaking, cartooning, collage, and sculpture.Recommended for school-age kids through adult visitors, with modifications available for younger children.

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