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Winter Wonder Weeks

November 16 — January 5

Celebrate the holidays in a winter wonderland at Madison Children’s Museum!

By popular request, Madison Children’s Museum is expanding on our holiday season programming to bring you eight weeks of holiday magic. Explore cold weather, ice and snow, folklore, tastes, and unique festivities of wintertime.

All of our Winter Wonder Weeks programs are included with museum admission (Free for members, $9 for non-member adults and children ages 1+, see our registration pages for information on discounts or to buy admission tickets).

Holiday Magic Every Day:

Many of our regularly scheduled education programs get a holiday twist, including themed crafts in the Art Studio, holiday songs from cultures around the world, and more. New weekly programs include:

  • Ornament Making in the Art Studio, Craft keepsake ornaments in the art studio, perfect for decorating your home or gifting to relatives. Come back every week for a new ornament design.
  • Winter Break Wonders, December 26–January 5, Keep your school-aged kids active and engaged over winter break with special activities designed with grade-school kids in mind.

Special Events at Madison Children’s Museum:

By sleigh, skis, or sled join us for special events celebrating winter merriment and all of the holidays celebrated by members of our community.

  • New Year’s Eve (Afternoon) Dance Party, Tuesday, December 31, 2:30–4:30 p.m., Are your little ones not quite ready to stay up until midnight? Shake, rattle, roll, and bid farewell to 2019 at the earliest New Year’s Eve party in Madison.
  • New Year’s Day at the Museum, Wednesday, January 1, 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m., New this year! Madison Children will be OPEN for regular business hours 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. on New Year’s Day. And as it’s also the first Wednesday of the month, we will be open for free from 5–8 p.m. for Free Family Night.

Holiday Hours:

Madison Children’s Museum will be closed:

  • December 23, 24 & 25

Madison Children’s Museum will remain open on these special days:

  • Monday, December 30, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. for Winter Break Wonders
  • Tuesday, December 31, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. for New Year’s Eve
  • Wednesday, January 1, 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m., for New Year’s Day, free from 5–8 p.m.

Winter Wonder Weeks are generously sponsored by:

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