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Hours: Wed–Sun 9 am–4 pm, plus late on Thur til 8 pm • Closed Mon/Tue • Check full schedule

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Lost in Translation Art

Art Studio

Translation – it’s child’s play! Do you think that translating stories means just working with words? Spending days looking up words in a dictionary? Think again! Join translator Margie Franzen as she takes kids through a romping round of pictionary-dictionary of favorite untranslateable words and phrases, collected from published translators of children’s books. Everyone will make and take home their […]

Gadget Gurus: Drawing Robots

Art Studio

Visit the Art Studio to check out our new Digital Drawing Machine from Brown Dog Gadgets. Kids can experiment with brush bots and robots that draw.  

Lost in Translation Art

Art Studio

Translation - it's child's play! Do you think that translating stories means just working with words? Spending days looking up words in a dictionary? Think again! Join translator Margie Franzen as she takes kids through a romping round of pictionary-dictionary of favorite untranslateable words and phrases, collected from published translators of children's books. Everyone will make and take home their […]

Giving Thanks Craft Day

Art Studio

Visit the Art Studio to make holiday thank you cards and gifts baskets. Add your own messages of thankfulness to our community collage.

Three Greek Myths

Art Studio

Visiting artist Felice Amato will present a short puppet performance of Three ancient Greek myths using props and objects that she has created with visitors, as part of June's 'Let’s make a puppet show!' makerspace project. Felice Amato is a visual artist, storyteller, puppeteer, and poet.

STRUT! Workshop with artist Laura Anderson Barbata

Art Studio

Meet UW-Madison interdisciplinary artist in residence, Laura Anderson Barbata, and help us make costumes and masks out of recycled materials for the upcoming STRUT! parade on May 2. STRUT! is a community procession showcasing the expressions and collaborations of over thirty of Madison’s creative and cultural groups through stilt walking, dance, music, design, puppetry, and […]

Hula Hoop Workshop

Art Studio

Help us make and decorate hula hoops for our Funkyard outdoor play space, and practice your hooping moves! Active play, healthy food choices, and smart safety tips are the focus of Madison Children’s Museum’s Healthy Habits Week, March 30-April 3. This spring break celebration provides a range of health-focused displays and games for families. Healthy Habits […]

Green Fancy Hats!

Art Studio

We will celebrate the color GREEN in the art studio. Stop by to choose from our buffet of green goodies to create a silly hat to wear for the downtown St. Patrick's Day parade. Parade starts at 1:30 p.m. around the Capitol Square.

Black History Fans Collage Workshop

Art Studio

Join us in the Art Classroom for a collage workshop to create a paper fan to contribute to our "Black History Fans" art show. Recommended for ages 9 and older.

Writer’s Block with Philo A. Flatus

Art Studio

Join us in the Art Studio to help Philo A. Fflatus, a writer in need of inspiration, finish his latest short story! He’s got the title and some characters, but he needs some kids to write and illustrate. Kids helping out can take home their own finished book in this free drop-in program.

Writers Block

Art Studio

Join us in the Art Studio to help Philo A. Fflatus, a writer in need of inspiration, finish his latest short story! He's got the title and some characters, but he needs some kids to write and illustrate. Kids helping out can take home their own finished book in this free drop-in program.

Windows of Worlds Community Art Project

Art Studio

In its fourth year, Windows of Worlds (WoW) is an annual community building art project. The message of WoW is that everyone has a unique perspective in which they view the world, and that we can use this creative diversity to connect! In this free drop-in workshop, participants will be decorating wooden picture frames to be suspended from trees for a […]

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