August Hours: Open every day except Mondays. Check member and public hours.

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August Hours: Open every day except Mondays. Check member and public hours.

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Special Events

Something is happening every day at Madison Children’s Museum!

We also have special events throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you here!

 


Twilight Thursday: Open Until 8 pm

Thursday, August 11

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 18, 2022

Beginning August 4, the whole museum is open until 8 pm on Thursdays. Join us for special programs and ice cream concessions in the Wonderground in August:

August 4: Creative movement in the Wonderground Madison Contemporary Dance, sessions at 5 & 6 pm

August 18: Concert with Ken Lonnquist and Friends, 6-7 pm

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James the Magician

Thursday, August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Be prepared to be AMAZED when you join James for a magic show for all ages.

The magic show will take place outdoors in the Wonderground. Rain location: Celebrations Room.

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Covid Vaccination Clinics at MCM

Tuesday, August 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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One event on July 28, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Madison Children’s Museum is partnering with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare to host a pop-up COVID vaccination clinic at the museum for kids ages 6 months and up.

  • Tuesday, August 16, 9 am–1 pm 

About the free family vaccination clinic

Families will be able to get covid vaccinations or boosters administered to children ages 6 months and up.

All vaccinations are free. Admission to the museum is free for anyone getting vaccinated or accompanying a family member getting vaccinated.


Advance registration is required

How to register:

  1. Click on the button below to go to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services registration page
  2. Enter the captcha (authentication) code on the bottom of the screen to proceed
  3. Enter your information and answer the screening questions
  4. NO Insurance information is needed
  5. Agree to the attestations
  6. Change the date range to include August 16 and search for zipcode 53703
  7. Select one of the time slots – and then you’re done!

Register for Vaccination


Important note for anyone signing up to get their SECOND dose who got their FIRST dose at the museum or any other WCVR clinic:

Instead of using the process above, please use the link in the email you received after receiving your first dose. If you try to start from scratch, you’ll likely get an error message. 


If you have any difficulty with the sign-up process, please call the Wisconsin Department of Health Services at (844) 684-1064.

Madison Children’s Museum is pleased to support the health and welfare of all children and families in our community.

Twilight Thursday: Open Until 8 pm

Thursday, August 18

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 18, 2022

Beginning August 4, the whole museum is open until 8 pm on Thursdays. Join us for special programs and ice cream concessions in the Wonderground in August:

August 4: Creative movement in the Wonderground Madison Contemporary Dance, sessions at 5 & 6 pm

August 18: Concert with Ken Lonnquist and Friends, 6-7 pm

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Family Concert with Ken Lonnquist and Friends

Thursday, August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Ken and his pals for a fun-filled musical adventure in the Wonderground!

 

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Family Happy Hour in the Wonderground

Friday, August 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us in our outdoor Wonderground for a happy hour party for all ages, featuring lawn games, hopscotch, hula hooping, and live music by Forward! Marching Band.

Refreshments will be available for purchase, including adult beverages for grownups over 21 and frozen treats and soft drinks for all ages.

Space is limited and tickets are required. Only the Wonderground will be open this evening. Ticket revenue supports the museum’s Access for Everyone programs.

Tickets:
$7 adults and children
MCM member discount: 10%
Access Member discount: 50%
Free: infants under 1 year

Twilight Thursday: Open Until 8 pm

Thursday, August 25

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 18, 2022

Beginning August 4, the whole museum is open until 8 pm on Thursdays. Join us for special programs and ice cream concessions in the Wonderground in August:

August 4: Creative movement in the Wonderground Madison Contemporary Dance, sessions at 5 & 6 pm

August 18: Concert with Ken Lonnquist and Friends, 6-7 pm

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Member Party: Superhero Shindig

Friday, August 26 @ 5:00 pm

MEMBERS ASSEMBLE! Join us for an evening of superhero-themed fun to finish out the summer.

Featured Activities

  • Superhero scavenger hunt throughout the museum for a prize
  • Protect your secret identity with your own DIY superhero mask
  • Frontier heroes: beeswax candle making
  • Superhero storytime
  • Giant bubbles

Why superheroes?

By definition, superheroes are larger than life—courageous, powerful, and seemingly able to overcome any obstacle with great physical prowess while doing great deeds at the same time. Kids, facing the challenges of learning many new skills, may sometimes feel small or helpless. Through superhero play they can feel brave, fearless, in control of their world, extra-ordinary, and just plain good.

Tickets

  • General Members – $10 per family, with member discount
  • Family Access Members – $5 per family, with member discount
(Per-family registration includes all family members listed by name in your Madison Children’s Museum membership. Check your digital membership card for a list of members. You may need to scroll on the digital card to see all listed members. For questions about your membership, contact our membership manager.)

Twilight Thursday: Open Until 8 pm

Thursday, September 1

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 18, 2022

Beginning August 4, the whole museum is open until 8 pm on Thursdays. Join us for special programs and ice cream concessions in the Wonderground in August:

August 4: Creative movement in the Wonderground Madison Contemporary Dance, sessions at 5 & 6 pm

August 18: Concert with Ken Lonnquist and Friends, 6-7 pm

Twilight Thursday: Open Until 8 pm

Thursday, September 15

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 18, 2022

Beginning August 4, the whole museum is open until 8 pm on Thursdays. Join us for special programs and ice cream concessions in the Wonderground in August:

August 4: Creative movement in the Wonderground Madison Contemporary Dance, sessions at 5 & 6 pm

August 18: Concert with Ken Lonnquist and Friends, 6-7 pm

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