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Thursday–Sunday, 9 am–4 pm

Open Thursday–Sunday. Plan your visit or get tickets.

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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!

 


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WonderPalooza

Saturday, October 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Every day until October 3, 2021

The Wonderground adds 10,000 square feet of new outdoor space to the museum, designed for active play in all its forms.
This weekend’s opening celebration includes outdoor fun for all ages:
Saturday performances:
Wendy & DB, 11 a.m.
Forward! Marching Band, Noon (weather permitting)
Wonderground Bark Art, 1-3 p.m.
Sunday programs:
DrumPower, 10-10:30 a.m. (weather permitting)
Log Cabin Living, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wonderground Bark Art, 1-3 p.m.
Check back for a complete schedule of activities.
All visitors to Madison Children’s Museum can reserve tickets in advance or purchase walk-up tickets for same-day play. Walk-up admission is subject to capacity limits; advance reservations are available and will guarantee you entry to the museum at the time and date listed on your ticket, even if the museum is otherwise sold-out or closed to walk-up visitors. Click here to reserve timed tickets. 

 

 

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WonderPalooza

Sunday, October 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until October 3, 2021

The Wonderground adds 10,000 square feet of new outdoor space to the museum, designed for active play in all its forms.
This weekend’s opening celebration includes outdoor fun for all ages:
Saturday performances:
Wendy & DB, 11 a.m.
Forward! Marching Band, Noon (weather permitting)
Wonderground Bark Art, 1-3 p.m.
Sunday programs:
DrumPower, 10-10:30 a.m. (weather permitting)
Log Cabin Living, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wonderground Bark Art, 1-3 p.m.
Check back for a complete schedule of activities.
All visitors to Madison Children’s Museum can reserve tickets in advance or purchase walk-up tickets for same-day play. Walk-up admission is subject to capacity limits; advance reservations are available and will guarantee you entry to the museum at the time and date listed on your ticket, even if the museum is otherwise sold-out or closed to walk-up visitors. Click here to reserve timed tickets. 

 

 

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Science on the Square

Friday, October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us in the Wonderground as the Wisconsin Science Festival presents Science on the Square. Enjoy free admission to the outdoor Wonderground space, with drop-in science activities throughout the evening for kids and adults.

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Gallery Night: Free Admission

Friday, November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for Gallery Night! Kids/families and adult gallery hoppers – all are welcome. Madison’s new outdoor Wonderground exhibit features a jaw-dropping climbing sculpture along with the work of MCM staff artists and more than a dozen guest artists, including:

Jennika Bastian
James Best
Jon Edwards
Dan Ganch
Susie Ganch
Aris Georgiades
Roald Gundersen
Aaron Howard
Erika Koivunen
Mike Lroy
John Pahlas
Joel Pfeiffer
Gail Simpson

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