Spring Break! Now open every day through Apr 2. Hours: Wed–Sun 9 am–4 pm, plus late on Thur til 8 pm • Get tickets

Spring Break! Now open every day through Apr 2. Hours: Wed–Sun 9 am–4 pm, plus late on Thur til 8 pm • Get tickets

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Museum Hours

  • Open to the public Wednesday–Sunday from 9 am–4 pm, plus late on Thursdays til 8 pm
  • Closed Monday & Tuesday

See our Hours & Schedule page for updates and special hours for school breaks and holidays.


Museum MembersFree — Become a Member
Children under 1Free
Adults$12 ($11 when purchased online)
Children$12 ($11 when purchased online)
Seniors & Grandparents$11 ($10 when purchased online)
Family Access Admission$1 Available to families that qualify

Walkup tickets are available at time of entry. Advance tickets guarantee entry, even at busy times.

For guests’ safety, children must be accompanied by a chaperone age 16 or older.

Mask Policy

Masks are generally recommended, but not required.

However, masks are required for anyone (adults or children) showing symptoms of a respiratory illness such as cough, congestion, or runny nose. Any visitor who refuses to comply with mask requirements may be asked to leave the premises.

Please stay home if you or a family member have been exposed to the Covid-19 virus. Help model good hygiene for kids by washing hands frequently and using the many hand-sanitizer dispensers throughout the building.

policy updated 11/22/2022

Location & Parking

100 N. Hamilton St.
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. Find more information about parking.

Program Calendar & Special Events

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

Next events at MCM:

Photo Policy

While at Madison Children’s Museum or museum-sponsored events, 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 want your photograph to be used by the museum, please speak to our staff at the front desk.

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