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Youth Climate Strike

News! Madison Children’s Museum Open for Free on Friday for the Youth Climate Strike!

In honor of the world’s children and the Global Youth Climate Strike, Madison Children’s Museum will be open and free to everyone on Friday, September 20. A last-minute, anonymous gift from a local family has provided the funding to make this possible.
All visitors are asked to check-in at the front desk, but no admission fee will be charged. We will be open on Friday, September 20, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
At Madison Children’s Museum, we believe youth advocacy can drive more immediate collective, civic, and systemic solutions to our shared climate challenges. We lift their voices, welcome their ideas, proposals, and commitments, and encourage everyone to get involved and keep learning so that together we can work toward more sustainable solutions.

Participate in Global Youth Climate Strike events at Madison Children’s Museum

Read our blog for our full statement on the Youth Climate Strike


  • DIY sign-making (supplies provided), Friday, September 20, 11 a.m.–noon, Rotary Plaza Stage (free)
  • View the mini-exhibit My Planet, My Future: Kids Get Active for Climate Justice and learn about kids who are getting involved and making a difference, Community Concourse (free)
  • Write to your representatives and make a personal commitment to the environment, Friday, September 20, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Art Studio (free with museum admission)
  • Tree Planting, Friday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m.–noon and Saturday, September 21, 10:30 a.m.–noon, Rooftop Ramble (free with museum admission)

View our new mini-exhibit My Planet, My Future: Kids Get Active for Climate Justice 

On Friday, we will open a new mini-exhibit in the display cases across from the check-in desk. My Planet, My Future: Kids Get Active for Climate Justice features the words and pictures of children taking action to protect the environment and address climate change. Visitors are encouraged to talk to their children about what their family can do to take action on climate change.
Visit our website for a full list of upcoming programs and events.

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