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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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. […]

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 […]

Event Series Clay Day

Clay Day: Pinch Pots

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 […]

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: Fresh Flower Pressing

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

Create your very own flower press with recycled materials. Head up a color scavenger hunt through the gardens and preserve your choice of fresh blooms.

Event Series Let’s Make!

Let’s Make… Clothespin Companions

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Event Series Member Morning

Tuesday Summer Member Morning

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

Back by popular request, we're adding additional playtime for members on select Tuesday mornings. MCM Members can come and play—for free, as always—from 9 am to noon. Please note that […]

Event Series MCM Roadshow

MCM Roadshow: Parks Alive! at Aldo Leopold Park

Aldo Leopold Park 2906 Traceway Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Parks Alive! builds stronger neighborhoods and connects neighbors to their parks through fun, family-friendly activities, music and free food. Events are held in parks across the city and throughout the […]

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 […]

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