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Gifting Options

This holiday season, give the gift of learning, play, and growth to the children and families in your life. Your gift will never break, end up forgotten in a bin, or get stuck in a production delay.

Gift memberships, gift tickets, and gift cards make it easy to tailor your gift to perfectly fit the lucky kids and their families.

  • Gift Memberships offer a full year of play as well as discounts on MCM purchases, and most levels offer free or reduced admission to other museums around the country. Order by 12/14 for e-delivery by 12/23.
  • Gift Tickets allow for a single visit on a flexible schedule, any day MCM is open. Gift tickets are delivered immediately to the purchaser via email.
  • Gift Cards let the recipient choose how they’ll spend the gift: on memberships, tickets at our front desk, special programs and camps, or in the gift shop. MCM gift cards are physical cards and must be used in person at the front desk. Order by 12/18 for best chance of postal delivery before 12/25.

Gift Membership

Giving a Madison Children’s Museum membership provides a year of fun, joy, and learning for the whole family.

Which membership level should I give?

MCM has five different membership levels that differ based on need-based eligibility, the number of individuals (adults and children combined) that are included on the membership, and the bonus perks that come with the membership level.

Every membership level gets…

  • Unlimited free admission
  • Exclusive or preferred access to special events & programs
  • Discounts inside the museum & in the community
Level & PriceNumber of MembersBonus Benefits
Family Plus
$200
6 MembersFree admission to select science centers, 50% off admission to select children’s museums, 10 guest passes
Family
$165
4 MembersFree admission to select science centers, 50% off admission to select children’s museums, 6 guest passes
Dual
$120
2 Members2 guest passes

Learn more about gift memberships

To give a gift membership you need to know:

  • Full names of all of the individuals who will be included in the membership (including children)
  • The correct email address for the primary adult member—all membership materials are delivered by email so this is crucial!

Tip: If you don’t have the information above, consider giving a gift card that covers the value of the membership instead. The recipient family can use the card to buy the membership themselves and provide all of the relevant information.

Memberships are active immediately upon purchase, but order by 12/14 to ensure delivery of the digital membership card by 12/23.

Gift Tickets

Gift tickets allow for a single visit any day the museum is open. The recipient can pick their day to visit and present their tickets at the front desk for admission—no need to book ahead of time!

Gift tickets may not be used for admission to private events, Adult Swim, the American Girl Benefit Sale, member parties, or other MCM events requiring a ticket purchase.

Gift tickets must be used within one year of purchase.

Gift tickets are delivered immediately to the purchaser via email.

Gift Cards

Museum gift cards never expire and are valid year-round for general admission tickets purchased at the front desk, special programs or events, year-long memberships, treats from the gift shop, and more. (Sorry, at this time gift cards cannot be used to reserve advance tickets through our website.)

Gift cards are a great option for when you want to give a membership but you don’t have all of the recipient family’s registration information or if you want to buy the present well in advance but you don’t want the membership year to start until you give the gift.

Gift cards are physical cards, are must be used in person at the front desk.

Gift cards purchased online are available in set amounts. Or visit our front desk to get a gift card for any value you choose.

Learn more about gift cards

MCM gift cards are physical cards and must be used in person at the front desk. Order by 12/18 for best chance of postal delivery before 12/25. Gift cards can also be purchased at the front desk any day the museum is open.

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