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Thursday–Sunday, 9 am–4 pm

Open Thursdays–Sundays, 9 am–4 pm. Walk-up tickets available most days or reserve advance tickets for guaranteed entry

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We’re Madison’s Favorite Birthday Party Place

The birthday program is currently on hold. When public health improves, we’ll relaunch the program. We hope to start taking reservations sometime late this spring for events to be held in the summer or fall of 2022. To be notified when we start accepting reservations, join our mailing list.

We thank you for your continued patience and support.

Madison Children’s Museum Birthday Party Song “Pick a Date!”
(Parody of “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift)


What’s the area’s favorite place for a kid’s birthday party? Madison residents agree over and over—it’s Madison Children’s Museum! We make celebrating a piece of cake by handling all the details so you can have fun too. Book your best party ever!

Visit our Birthday Party Frequently Asked Questions!

Days and times parties are available

Birthday Parties include 90 minutes in our Celebrations room for the following time slots


Saturdays & Sundays



10:00 am to 11:30 am



12:30pm – 2:00pm



3:00pm – 4:30pm


All birthday party packages include

  • Use of our Celebrations Room for one and a half hours (90 minutes)
  • Custom birthday message on Welcome Wall screen at admissions
  • Custom electronic invitations
  • Storage before and after party
  • A museum Party Attendant
  • 10% discount for museum members
  • Museum Admission for unlimited adult chaperones
  • ALL DAY Museum admission for up to 25 guest children (26 including birthday child!) More than 26 children? See our Add-ons!

Regular Hours Parties

Food and Cake

Partner Logo

 Cake, meals, and snacks from our exclusive birthday party catering partners, The Roman Candle and Carl’s Cakes, can be purchased for an extra cost. Other outside food is not allowed with the exception of cake and non-alcoholic beverages.


See our different menu and cake options!



  • Additional children can be added for $5 per child
  • Carl’s Cakes Cake or Cupcake Upgrade, $40
  • Custom Cake Decoration, $25
  • Smash Cake, $5
  • Favor Bags, $6/bag
  • Child’s Picture on Welcome Wall with Custom Birthday Message, $10
  • Birthday Card for Child (with free MCM pass), $5

Enhance your party!James the Magician 1 Web

Check out our recommended party vendors to enhance your party even further!

From party planning to magic, our partners make your child’s birthday that much more special.

After-Hour Parties

Get the second floor of the museum all to yourself for two hours. This includes exclusive access to the Celebrations Room, Coops to Cathedrals, Possible-opolis™ and Art Studio. Party any night of the week from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

AWESOME After-Hours Party, an additional $300 to package of choice

  • Choice of Party Package
  • Admission for up to 25 guest children (26 including birthday child) and unlimited chaperones
  • Additional guests can be added for $15 per child
  • 10% discount for members

To book an After-Hours Party, please contact our Facility Rental Coordinator by phone at 608.256.6445 x 540 or email at

Need another copy of the guest list form? Click HERE!

How to book your party

Due to the current health emergency and subsequent closure, Madison Children’s Museum is not hosting nor accepting reservations for birthday parties at this time.

Please keep checking this page for updated status on our birthday party celebrations.

Still have questions?

Visit our Birthday Party Frequently Asked Questions!


Cancellation Policy:

Reservation Changes and Cancellations: Due to the high demand of our birthday party time slots, deposits are non-refundable. Parties that cancel with a minimum of two weeks’ notice will be allowed to reschedule at no additional charge, and may apply their deposit to the new reservation.  All parties cancelled less than 48 hours prior maybe be subject to forfeiture of deposit.

If the Museum is closed due to weather or other shutdowns, you may choose to reschedule on a different date, or request a full refund.

If the party chooses not to travel due to weather advisories, at their origin, or along their travel route, that do not result in the closure of the museum, they may choose to reschedule their reservation at no additional charge; no refunds will be issued.

If the party choose to cancel a minimum of 48 hours prior due to any other concerns while the museum is still open to the public on the day of the day of the party, they may choose to reschedule their reservation at no charge, but no refunds will be issued.

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