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School-Year Hours: 9:30–5, Tuesday–Sunday. Closed Monday.

Purchase a Gift Membership!

Why a gift membership?

Giving a Madison Children’s Museum membership means giving a year of fun, joy, and learning for the whole family. Play is so much more than fun. Pediatricians tell us that play is essential to child development, including cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being. Because families play in the museum together, a membership gives endless opportunities for families to engage and bond with each other.

A membership to Madison Children’s Museum is a gift that the whole family can enjoy. Each child finds their own passion here, a part of the museum that they can call their own. They discover interests that can last a lifetime and fuel a career. For a parent, watching their child discover a passion, and sharing in the experience, is a gift in itself.

What are the benefits of membership?

Every Membership Level gets…

Unlimited Free Admission

  • For all named individuals

Exclusive Access

  • Member Morning — On the third open Saturday of each month, the museum opens early for members from 8 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Early registration to summer camps

Special Events

  • Invitations to free our Member Parties, including the annual Pajama Party
  • Sneak peeks of new exhibits


  • 10% discount on all museum purchases, including The Roman Candle Sparkler, Birthday Parties, Summer Camps, Adult Swim, and Gift Shop items
  • Discounts at Overture Center and Children’s Theater of Madison

Family and Family Plus members get…

Reciprocal Admission Benefits

  • Free general admission to hundreds of science and technology museums
  • 50% off admission at children’s museums around the country

Guest Passes

  • Family: 4 passes
  • Family Plus: 8 passes

How much does a membership cost?

Level & Price Includes Bonus Benefits Join Online
2 Members Standard Benefits Only Join
4 Members 4x Join
Family Plus
6 Members 8x Join
Family Access
All Family
Terms Apply
Standard Benefits Only Join
Donor Levels
6 Members 8x
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Bonus Benefit Key

Free admission with Association of Science and Technology Center reciprocal network museums.
50% off admission with Association of Children’s Museums reciprocal network museums.
Guest pass

How do I purchase?

Give a membership online now!

Over the Phone — Call our membership manager at (608) 354-0550.

In Person — Download the registration form and bring it to the front desk on your next visit or fill out a registration form at the front desk.

By Mail — Download the registration form and mail it to 100 N. Hamilton St. Madison, WI 53703.

Membership Registration Forms:
Member Registration Form – English
Formulario de Membresía – Español

What can I give as a gift?

Membership Cards

  • Memberships can take more than 8 weeks to mail, depending on the time of year they are purchased. We recommend sending the membership cards directly to the recipient and giving them the printable gift certificate as a gift (see below).

Printable Gift Certificate

  • All online purchases will receive a confirmation email which has a link to a writable PDF that you can print and give as a gift.
  • If you don’t purchase online, email the membership manager to get a PDF that you can print and give as a gift.

Physical Gift Certificate

  • Come buy a gift membership in person at the museum and ask the front desk for a gift certificate.


  • Renewing an active membership will add 12 months to the current expiration date, so there will be no lost time for renewing early.
  • Memberships are active immediately upon payment and giftees can attend the museum using an ID until their membership cards arrive.
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