Fall hours: Thur 9 am-8 pm  •  Fri-Sun 9 am-4 pm  •  Closed Mon-Wed  •  Check full schedule.

Open Thur-Sun

Fall hours: Thur 9 am-8 pm  •  Fri-Sun 9 am-4 pm  •  Closed Mon-Wed  •  Check full schedule.

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Recurring Event Scratch Programming Class

Scratch Programming Class

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

Exercise your creativity and have fun learning computer programming! Class participants will learn computer programming fundamentals while making their own interactive art, animated stories, or games using Scratch software. For children age 9 to 13; parents may accompany child to the class or stay in the building to visit exhibits with a younger sibling. Learn more […]

Recurring Event Tales with Teresa

Tales with Teresa

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

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.

Recurring Event Music Together 10-Week Member Class

Music Together 10-Week Member Class

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

Music Together: Mixed-age music classes for babies through 5 years...and the grownups who love them® Join Monroe Street Arts Center for a special MCM edition of their popular Music Together® class right here at the museum. The cornerstone of the Music Together® program is the Mixed-Age music class, for children from birth through age 5—and […]

Recurring Event Mess Monsters

Mess Monsters

Art Studio

Take chances, make mistakes, get messy! Join us for sensory art projects designed especially for preschoolers and caregivers. We will make all kinds of art involving touch, smell, sound and more! Madison Children’s Museum’s drop-in programs are included with museum admission (Free for members, $12 for non-member adults and children ages 1+, see our registration […]

Free Family Night: Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

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

MCM invites our entire community to enjoy the museum, with free admission from 5 to 8 pm this evening. Tonight we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with performances, food, and craft activities. Check back for a complete schedule. Free Family Night is an Access for Everyone program. The developmental benefits of play are critical to every […]

Recurring Event Early Explorers Playgroup

Early Explorers Playgroup

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

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 […]

Recurring Event Music with Junebug

Music with Junebug

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

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. This fall, Music with Junebug takes place in the Celebrations Room on floor 2.

Recurring Event STEAM Time

STEAM Time

Rooftop Clubhouse

These STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities will foster children's creativity, ignite curiosity, encourage divergent thinking, and increase problem solving skills as children explore the world around them.

Recurring Event Scratch Programming Class

Scratch Programming Class

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

Exercise your creativity and have fun learning computer programming! Class participants will learn computer programming fundamentals while making their own interactive art, animated stories, or games using Scratch software. For children age 9 to 13; parents may accompany child to the class or stay in the building to visit exhibits with a younger sibling. Learn more […]

Twilight Thursday: Open Until 8 pm

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

The whole museum is open until 8 pm on Thursdays. Join us for special programs in the Wonderground in August: August 4: Creative movement in the Wonderground Madison Contemporary Dance, sessions at 5 & 6 pm August 11: James the Magician, 6-6:45 pm August 18: Concert with Ken Lonnquist and Friends, 6-7 pm August 25: […]

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