Open 9:30–5, Tuesday–Sunday. Closed Mondays. Buy tickets.

School-Year Hours: 9:30–5, Tuesday–Sunday. Closed Monday.

Open 9:30–5, Tuesday–Sunday. Closed Mondays. Buy tickets.

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School-Year Hours: 9:30–5, Tuesday–Sunday. Closed Monday.

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Plan Your Visit & Get Tickets
Hours of Operation & When to Visit
Admission Rates
Location & Parking
Museum Amenities
Program Calendar & Special Events
Photo Policy & Release

Plan your visit!

You and your family are in for a memorable day exploring and discovering award-winning fun designed for kids ages 0 to 12. Our three exhibit floors—including the rooftop garden and authentic log cabin—are located just off downtown Madison’s Capitol Square. Click around to find what Madison Children’s Museum has to offer with this interactive floor planDownload and print our visitor guide.

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Hours of Operation & When to Visit

School-Year Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Seven Days a Week, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The museum closes for some holidays, extreme weather, fundraisers, and maintenance. Please check our full hours & schedule before your visit.

When to Visit

Some children love bustle, excitement, and playing with lots of new kids. Others need more calm and less stimulation. You can plan your visit to meet your child’s individual needs.

Weekdays are always quieter than weekends, and ends of the day are calmer. Sundays are also less busy than Saturdays. We host more school groups in the spring semester, and they generally prefer mid-morning visits. We’re always busier on days when schools are closed, see the Madison Metropolitan School District calendar for more details.

Admission Rates

Museum Members Free, Become a Member
Children under 1 Free
Adults $9
Children $9
Seniors & Grandparents $8
Family Access Admission $1
* Available to families that qualify
* Check list of qualifying programs here

For guests’ safety, children must be accompanied by a chaperone age 16 and older. If you are bringing more than 10 children, please look at our group visit information.

Location and Parking

100 N. Hamilton Street
Madison, WI 53703

There are metered spaces on the streets surrounding the museum. There are also two parking ramps located within easy walking distance of the museum. Click here to see more information about parking.

Museum Amenities

While you’re here enjoying all the fun, be sure to take advantage of our amenities and services:

Program Calendar & Special Events

Be sure to check out our calendar of daily programs and special events, to see what’s coming up at Madison Children’s Museum!

While at Madison Children’s Museum, visitors may be photographed by museum photographers. These images may be used to publicize the museum in print, online, and display materials, and may also be distributed to the media. If you do not wish your photograph to be used by the museum, please speak to our staff at the front desk.

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