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. This event is free with general museum admission.

Event Series MCM Roadshow

MCM Roadshow: Butterfly Action Day

Olbrich Botanical Gardens 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Join MCM and other local organizations invested in butterfly conservation for Butterfly Action Day at Olbrich Gardens. Interactive displays and youth activities will highlight what you can do to support butterflies. There is no cost to attend or participate, but entrance to the Blooming Butterflies exhibit includes an extra cost.

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 Clay Day

Clay Day: Textured Cut-Outs

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.

Sensory Friendly Night: Free Admission

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

Madison Children’s Museum welcomes children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or sensory challenges to experience the museum during Sensory-Friendly Hours. This program aims to bring families together to learn through play in an environment that supports the unique needs of children with ASD and/or sensory challenges. In response to feedback from our […]

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: ‘Loose Leaf’ Bookmarks

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

Leaf through our lush rooftop garden and collect plants that will save your page for summer reading. This event is free with museum admission.

Event Series MCM Roadshow

MCM Roadshow: Disability Pride Festival

Warner Park 2930 N Sherman Ave, Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Join MCM and other local organizations at Disability Pride Festival, a joyful gathering of the disability community and allies. Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals are welcome. Cloth masks and sunscreen are available thanks to donations from 4Inprint. Browse local crafters and participate in a community raffle. Enjoy local food cart offerings, including Holy Cow with […]

Event Series Let’s Make!

Let’s Make… Recycled Robots

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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