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 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 […]

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, […]

Event Series Sensory Art Time

Sensory Art Time: Tissue Paper Prints

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 […]

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 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 […]

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