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Open Wed–Sun 9am–4pm, plus late on Thur til 8pm. • Get tickets.

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Saturday Art Adventures: Make-and-Take Mosaics

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

Dive into an exciting drop-in art experience each week with Laurie and our Art Studio team. Embark on projects with a wide variety of art media and processes for all ages and abilities. Materials are included—and the best part? We take care of cleanup! Today, you'll create your very own mosaic masterpiece to take home. This event […]

Exploration Station: Wood Slice Necklaces

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

Investigate how trees age by counting the rings of "tree cookies", then make a decorated necklace of your own as a keepsake. This event is free with the price of general admission.

Let’s Make! with Lexie

Explore new materials and creative techniques through facilitated art activities and bring home hand-made treasures. Projects vary each week and may include sculpture, painting, comics, printmaking, and more! This event is free with general museum admission.

Exploration Station: Whimsical Weather Crafts

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

Rain or shine, we're making crafts inspired by the day's weather! Possible crafts include kites, sun paper art, rain art, and other weather-related creative projects. This event is free with the price of general admission.

Playdough Party with Junko

Join Junko each Wednesday to create your own scented playdough that's a squishy, smush-able sensory delight. This event is free with general museum admission.

Event Series Free Thursday Evenings

Free Thursday Evenings

Visit MCM for free every Thursday evening, 4–8 pm! Enjoy extended hours each Thursday, completely free of charge. Please check in at the admissions desk when you visit during free hours. Looking for more affordable ways to visit? During the rest of the week, MCM also offers heavily discounted admission and memberships to families who […]

Saturday Art Adventures: Sand Paintings

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

Dive into an exciting drop-in art experience each week with Laurie and our Art Studio team. Embark on projects with a wide variety of art media and processes for all ages and abilities. Materials are included—and the best part? We take care of cleanup! Today, we'll create tactile paintings using colored sand. This event is free with […]

Let’s Make! with Lexie

Explore new materials and creative techniques through facilitated art activities and bring home hand-made treasures. Projects vary each week and may include sculpture, painting, comics, printmaking, and more! This event is free with general museum admission.

Playdough Party with Junko

Join Junko each Wednesday to create your own scented playdough that's a squishy, smush-able sensory delight. This event is free with general museum admission.

Event Series Free Thursday Evenings

Free Thursday Evenings

Visit MCM for free every Thursday evening, 4–8 pm! Enjoy extended hours each Thursday, completely free of charge. Please check in at the admissions desk when you visit during free hours. Looking for more affordable ways to visit? During the rest of the week, MCM also offers heavily discounted admission and memberships to families who […]

Name that Adaptation with the International Crane Foundation

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

Join the International Crane Foundation for programming in our brand new Nice Age Trail exhibit. Learn more about how cranes move and how their bodies have adapted to environments like that in Wisconsin. This event is free with the price of general admission.

Saturday Art Adventures: Mud Printed Textiles

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

Dive into an exciting drop-in art experience each week with Laurie and our Art Studio team. Embark on projects with a wide variety of art media and processes for all ages and abilities. Materials are included—and the best part? We take care of cleanup! Today, we'll create printed textiles using dyes and resist made from mud. This […]

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