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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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.

Closed July 4

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

Madison Children's Museum is CLOSED on July 4. Have a safe and fun Independence Day celebration!

Event Series Early Explorers Playgroup

Early Explorers Playgroup

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

Social time for babies and their grown-ups! This playgroup is thoughtfully designed for our earliest visitors. We will provide a space for infants and toddlers (2 years and under) and their caregivers to explore and play together, and engage in activities that support various aspects of child development. Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity […]

Event Series Cabin Life

Cabin Life: Beeswax Candle Making

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

Illuminate the past and make your own beeswax candle like an early Wisconsin settler. Cabin Life invites you each week to try your hand at crafts and activities from around the time our original log cabin was built in the 1840s.

Event Series Tales with Teresa

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.

Event Series Sensory Art Time

Sensory Art Time: Spice Paints

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

Let's make art together! Embrace the soft, squishy, smudgy, squelchy, spectacular sensory experiences of making art. Explore your creativity with activities centering texture, form, basic shapes, and colors. This program's designed for the needs of our youngest artists, but is open to creative minds of all ages. 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 Playdough Party

Playdough Party

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

Join us in the Art Studio for a playdough party! Engage in tactile play with colorful dough, tools, and cookie cutters that'll delight all ages. Dip deep into your imagination and see what you can shape and squish into existence. This event is free with museum admission.

Event Series Twilight Thursday: Open Until 8 pm

Twilight Thursday: Open Until 8 pm

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

The whole museum is open until 8 pm on Thursdays. Twilight Thursday evening hours are included free, with general museum admission. See admission prices and get tickets. Special events: On December 8 We welcome Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin for a family night gathering. Families affected by autism may register for free tickets at Autism […]

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.

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