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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Black Heritage Celebration

Join Madison Children's Museum on February 22, 4–8 pm, as we honor the contributions of Black people in our community with a celebration featuring Black artists, musicians, and leaders. Free admission from 4 to 8 pm, no event tickets required! Enjoy performances from Leotha & Tamera Stanley and local Ghanaian drumming group Atimevu, a hambone […]

Open Art Studio

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

Choose your own art adventure—drawing, sculpting, cartooning, and more! Drop by the Art Studio classroom for open-ended creative opportunities, facilitated by our talented staff. This event is free with general museum admission, and open to all ages.

Wild Wonders: Mod Podge Magnets

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

Create your own mod podge magnets using tree cookie rounds. This event is free with general museum admission. Image credit: Delia Randall

STEAM Time: Frozen Maple Candy

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

Watch liquid maple syrup turn into a solid, delicious candy with heat and snow. This event is free with general museum admission. Image credit: The Preserve At Chocorua

Wonderground Recess: Dance Party with Francis Medrano

Ring the bell: it’s time for recess! Bundle up and head outside to the Wonderground for a unique active play break every Saturday in January and February at 11 am. Today, warm yourself up at a Wonderground dance party with Francis Medrano, founder of Black Power Dance. This event is free with general museum admission.

Saturday Art Adventures: Bead 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, we'll create vibrant bead mosaics. This event is free with general museum […]

Post-Nap Pompom Party

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

Have an extra-squirrely toddler? Take advantage of the museum's extended Saturday hours! Enjoy the tactile experience of scooping, pouring, and sorting colorful pompoms in the Wildernest, then get out those wiggles during an extra hour in the museum. This event is free with general museum 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.

Messy Art with Laurie: Tire Track Paintings

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

Join Laurie and our Art Studio staff for a weekly drop-in art experience designed for MCM's youngest visitors and their caregivers. Through open-ended & process-based projects, empower your little artist to freely explore materials and art-making with their senses. And the best part? We take care of cleanup! Today, we'll use race cars as a […]

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 […]

Open Art Studio

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

Choose your own art adventure—drawing, sculpting, cartooning, and more! Drop by the Art Studio classroom for open-ended creative opportunities, facilitated by our talented staff. This event is free with general museum admission, and open to all ages.

STEAM Time: Hoop Gliders

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

Channel your inner aviation engineer and learn about momentum, force, and airflow while creating your own hoop glider. This event is free with general museum admission.

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