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Downtown Madison Family Halloween

Rotary Plaza

We're pleased to join Madison’s Central Business Improvement District in presenting the 2019 Downtown Madison Family Halloween celebration. Check their website for activity updates! The museum stays open late and joins in the fun as downtown businesses open their doors to trick-or-treaters. We'll be giving out non-food (teal pumpkin safe*) treats to trick-0r-treaters. Free admission […]

Venardos Circus Popup Performance

Rotary Plaza

The Venardos Circus rolls into town for a two-week run at West Towne Mall. Today they visit Madison Children's Museum for a free popup performance featuring acrobatics, juggling, and Vaudeville comedy. Join the fun at Rotary Plaza Stage, just outside the museum (weather permitting).

Make Music Madison

Rotary Plaza

Madison Children's Museum hosts a stage for the city's annual Make Music Madison event! Enjoy family friendly live music at Rotary Plaza Stage, just outside the museum's front entrance. In the event of rain, performances will take place in the Museum's Community Concourse. Musical Emcee Rich Baumann 11:30 am - 12:15 pm, Tit For Tat, family […]

Ready Set Dance Performance

Rotary Plaza

Join us outside the museum at Rotary Plaza for a free performance by Ready, Set, Dance, a middle school dance troupe from Virginia Davis School of Dance.

Madison World Music Festival: Ladama Popup Performance

Rotary Plaza

The Madison World Music Festival presents a free family performance by Ladama, just outside the museum at Rotary Plaza stage. Ladama is an ensemble of women musicians from across the Americas who strive to engage youth in the process of music-making. Join Mafer Bandola (Venezuela), Lara Klaus (Brazil), Daniela Serna (Columbia), and Sara Lucas (US) for a performance and […]

Summer Showstoppers: DrumPower and Truly Remarkable Loon

Rotary Plaza

Join us for free family performances at Rotary Plaza Stage, just outside the museum. DrumPower: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Truly Remarkable Loon: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. DrumPower is a youth leadership program that provides young people with an opportunity to learn West African Traditional, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian drumming and their cultural/historical significance in order to build self-esteem and […]

Dino Yoga

Rotary Plaza

Come get your wiggles out! Can dinosaurs do yoga? You'll find out! Drop by one of our 20 minute sessions!

Dino Yoga

Rotary Plaza

Come get your wiggles out! Can dinosaurs do yoga? You'll find out! Drop by one of our 20 minute sessions!

Family Stories: A Pop-Up Exhibit

Rotary Plaza

You and your loved ones can be part of Family Stories: A Pop-Up Exhibit, taking place September 6 at Madison Children’s Museum in partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Museum. Bring an object that is part of an important story about your family, and record the story in the KidShare story booth as part of the museum’s archives. A curator […]

Soundpainting Music Jam

Rotary Plaza

Bring an acoustic instrument and join music educator David Spies and other local musicians for a workshop and public performance using Soundpainting, a musical sign language that directs and gives shape to group improvisations. Yid Vicious tubist David Spies will introduce some of its basic gestures, with an ear towards exploring the creative possibilities and […]

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