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  1. Let’s Make…!

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    Saturday, June 3 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

    Art meets craft on Saturday afternoons at MCM. Uncover the practice of ‘making’ through new themed projects every week. Learn alongside Art Studio Manager Laurie and her staff to use new tools, discover crafts from around the world, and create an art project to take home.

    This event is free with general museum admission.

  2. STEAM Time: Boat-building Bonanza

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    Friday, June 16 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

    All hands on deck! Channel your creativity and engineering skills to build your fastest and float-iest vessel. Test your boat in the pond and don’t be afraid to cast away old designs. Experiment with different shapes and materials to see how they float, sink, capsize, or glide in the water.

    This event is free with general museum admission.

  3. Pom Pom Party

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    Friday, June 16 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

    Treat your baby to a colorful, cushy cascade of joy. Our littlest visitors can practice sorting, scooping, and stacking pom pom balls of different sizes and textures in the Wildernest.

    This event is free with general museum admission.

  4. Super Friends Club

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    Thursday, June 15 @ 2:00 pm Wednesday, June 14 @ 11:00 pm

    Drop-off class for preschoolers

    Come to the museum and practice becoming a Super Friend! Speaking to new people, taking turns, and making friends are new skills for 3 and 4-year-olds. Super Friends Club offers a preschool-style group experience within the museum. Guided by MCM’s Early Education Manager, Super Friends Club gives kids a chance to practice critical social skills and cooperative play with new activities each week. 

    While the Super Friends are playing, caregivers can relax in MCM’s cafe, enjoy our tranquil Rooftop, or explore the exhibits with a younger or older sibling. Best for ages 3 through 4 and potty-trained. This $30 class runs for six weeks, June 15 to July 20, and requires online registration. The Super Friends class fee does not include base museum admission.

  5. Garden Babies

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    Saturday, June 17 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

    Enjoy sunny Saturday mornings in the Urb Garden with your little one. Join us for special baby-friendly activities just outside the Wildernest.

    This event is free with general museum admission.

  6. Early Explorers Playgroup

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    Wednesday, June 14 @ 9:30 am 10:30 am

    Social time for babies and their grown-ups!

    This playgroup is thoughtfully designed for our earliest visitors. We will provide a space for infants and toddlers (2 years and under) and their caregivers to explore and play together, and engage in activities that support various aspects of child development. Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to connect with one another over a variety of topics. Come meet other families and make new friends!

    This event will be held in the Celebrations Room and is free with general museum admission.

  7. STEAM Time

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    Friday, June 30 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

    Join us each week for new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. These hands-on programs foster creativity, ignite curiosity, encourage divergent thinking, increase problem-solving skills, and offer new ways for kids to explore the world around them.

    This event is free with general museum admission.

  8. STEAM Time: Bean Baubles & Seed Sparklies

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    Friday, June 9 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

    Mother Nature’s designs might not be couture, but they’ll grow on you! Create your very own bean-and-seed jewelry and learn about the life cycles of plants, from seed to fruit. Bring those beauteous beads home to germinate and watch as they sprout leaves and roots.

    This event is free with general museum admission.

  9. June Member Morning

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    Saturday, June 3 @ 8:00 am 9:00 am

    Enjoy exclusive, members-only time in the museum. Grown-ups can enjoy a free cup of coffee and pastries while supplies last. Member Morning is a great addition to your weekend Dane County Farmers’ Market trip, and a wonderful way to play before the museum gets busy.

    Not a member yet? Become one today! Membership starts immediately, so you can visit for free on Member Morning or any other time the museum is open. Learn more about membership.

  10. Cabin Life: Strawberry Ice Cream

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    Wednesday, June 21 @ 1:30 pm 2:30 pm

    What could be better than a juicy summer strawberry? Homemade strawberry ice cream, of course! Harvest from our organic strawberry patch and find out how make summer’s quintessential treat the old-fashioned way. Learn about phase changes and culinary science while churning ice cream, then taste the fruits of your labor!

    Each week, Cabin Life programs invite you to try your hand at crafts and activities from the time of our 1840s log cabin. This event is free with general museum admission.

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