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Hours: 9:30-5, Tuesday-Sunday, closed Mondays

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!

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Baby Date Night – Spring 2019

Friday, May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a special night celebrating parents!

Bring your baby for a special baby date night at the museum where there will be just as much playful fun for parents as kids!

Activities will include a baby craft keepsake, baby races for new crawlers, experienced crawlers and walkers, and a babies and bubbles dance party! Not to leave the parents out of the fun, we’ll have a signature “mocktail,” a chance to confess the reasons your child is crying, and finally, a dramatic reading of K is for Knifeball: An Alphabet of Terrible Advice by Jory John and Avery Monsen.

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Registration is $7 for adults, and free for babies and toddlers age 0 – 3. For the safety of the crawlers and unsteady walkers who will be present, attendance for children is limited to those three and under.

Space is limited and this event may sell-out, so please register soon. Members get 10% off of registration.


Did you know we offer free membership to new parents?!

Sign up for our free First-Time Parent Membership if you’re a first-time parent with a child under 18 months old.

The First-Time Parent Membership program is presented by:
 

Unity Point Meriter
 

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SummerPalooza 2019: Free Admission

Saturday, June 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The summer season kicks into high gear with our seventh annual SummerPalooza!

There will be free museum admission all day, free performances outside the museum, and a community parade around Capitol Square at noon.

  • In the Museum
    • Free museum admission all day!
    • Magic Show with James the Magician, 2 pm
  • On the Rotary Stage
    • Get Back Wisconsin (Beatles tribute for kids), 10 am
    • Black Star Drum Line, 11:30 am
  • On Hamilton Street
    • Wild Rumpus Try-It Circus, 10 am-noon
    • MSCR Fit2Go and Imagination Playground, 11:30 am-2 pm
    • Zoo to You with Henry Vilas Zoo, 12-1 pm
    • Community Activity Booths and Games, 10 am-2 pm
  • On Capitol Square
    12-12:30 p.m. Community parade around Capitol Square

 

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Adult Swim: Summer Camp

Friday, June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Adult Swim goes to camp!

Join Madison Children’s Museum and our programming partner, Badgerland Girl Scouts, for classic summer camp crafts, outdoor games, and a rooftop singalong with Hoot ‘n Annie.

  • Craft lanyards, friendship bracelets, and more!
  • Compete in the Color Wars by capturing flags hidden throughout the museum
  • Practice outdoor camping skills with Badgerland Girl Scouts
  • VIP Ticket ($10 add-on) includes a trip to our gourmet s’mores bar and a tie-dye bandanna workshop.

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Come see why Adult Swim is one of Madison’s favorite night-out activities!

You must be 21+ years old to attend Adult Swim. Photo ID required.


Ticket Details Price
Individual Admission to Event $12.75 or $15 day-of
Gourmet S’mores Bar No camping trip can be complete without the ooey, gooey, deliciousness of s’mores! $5
Tie-Dye Bandana Workshop DIY crafting meets fashion accessorizing at its finest!  All your middle school friends back home will be sooo jealous. $5
Very Important Camper Package Includes both the S’Mores Bar and the Tie-Dye Bandana Workshop, plus an airy sense of prestige!  $10

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 About Adult Swim:

Adult Swim at Madison Children’s Museum honors the public pool tradition of kicking the kids out so adults can have the space to themselves (without the water or need for a swimsuit). This 21-and-up event series offers adults the opportunity to play like a grown-up for the evening—crawling, sliding, crafting, and dancing their way through the museum. Adult Swim events are held 6-8 times a year, each with its own unique, photo-worthy theme. From Steampunk to Prohibition, Science Soirees to Prom, the topics and fun are endless.

Want to stay up-to-date on the latest Adult Swim news and event announcements? Join our mailing list!

 

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American Girl Benefit Sale: Saturday Sale

Saturday, July 20 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday Sale: July 20, 2019

Get your tickets for:

  • Amazing discounts on authentic American Girl merchandise, including rare and discontinued items
  • Vendor fair with unique, handcrafted American Girl accessories and gifts
  • Festival atmosphere, with thousands of fellow American Girl fans!

And it’s all for a good cause! Proceeds support the work of Madison Children’s Museum and the American Girl Fund for Children.


Get Saturday Tickets (Live 4/1/19 9 a.m.)


Ticketing support questions:

First, please review all the information below to see if your question is answered here!

If you still have questions or concerns about your Ticket Lottery Presale order please contact us as soon as possible. All help-requests are time-stamped, which will help us preserve your place in the ticket lottery system. We will respond to your question as soon as possible. Regardless of your method, be sure to provide your full name, phone number, email address, order number (if applicable) and a description of your issue.

Please contact us via the methods below:

  1. Contact us by email (preferred)
  2. Contact us via direct message to the American Girl Benefit Sale Facebook page.
  3. Contact us by phone and leave a message at: (608) 256-6445 ext. 777 (please only call if you do not have access to email or Facebook messenger)

The American Girl Benefit Sale, run by Madison Children’s Museum, offers great deals on authentic American Girl dolls, accessories, and books.

All benefit sale inventory is generously donated by American Girl and Mattel, and all proceeds support the work of Madison Children’s Museum and American Girl’s Fund for Children, which supports charitable programs for children in the Madison area. The sale is not run by American Girl or Mattel.

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American Girl Benefit Sale: Sunday Markdown Sale

Sunday, July 21 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

The American Girl Benefit Sale, run by Madison Children’s Museum, offers great deals on authentic American Girl dolls, accessories, and books.

Get your tickets for:

  • Amazing discounts on authentic American Girl merchandise, including rare and discontinued items
  • Vendor fair with unique, handcrafted American Girl accessories and gifts
  • Festival atmosphere, with thousands of fellow American Girl fans!

And it’s all for a good cause! Proceeds support the work of Madison Children’s Museum and the American Girl Fund for Children.

How to get Sunday Markdown Sale Tickets:

  • Free, In-Person Ticket Distribution: Sunday, July 21, 2019, starting at 7 a.m. for entry times after 9 a.m.

All benefit sale inventory is generously donated by American Girl and Mattel, and all proceeds support the work of Madison Children’s Museum and American Girl’s Fund for Children, which supports charitable programs for children in the Madison area. The sale is not run by American Girl or Mattel.

Join Our Email List
Follow Us On Facebook


Get More Information About the Sale:

 General Sale Information & FAQ
Ticket Information
What to Expect at the Sale
Sale Grounds & Activities
Directions & Parking at the Sale
Partner Hotels & Local Attractions
Rules & Regulations

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