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Access for Everyone

Access for Everyone programs serve our community by providing a place for all children to explore, develop their intellects, and connect with their families, their communities, and the world beyond—regardless of barriers. The developmental benefits of play are critical to every child’s growth and the museum’s access programs ensure that all children and families are equipped with critical resources to succeed.

Access for Everyone Programs

Free Family Night
Access Admission: $1 per person
Family Access Membership: $15
First-Time Parent Membership
Access for School Kids
School Age Parent Program (SAPAR)
Teen Workforce Program

Free Family Night

On the first open Wednesday night of each month, MCM invites our entire community to enjoy the museum for free. Check our calendar for upcoming dates.

Access Admission: $1 per person

This admission rate is available every day the museum is open, to families that qualify for our Family Access Memberships. Check the list of qualifying programs below. If you qualify, ask for the Access Admission rate at the front desk, no proof necessary.

Family Access Membership: $15

Subsidized memberships are available to families that qualify through public assistance or certain education programs. Check the list below to see if you qualify. Family Access memberships are available for a minimum of $15, but we ask that families give as much as they are able. These memberships are available in person, by phone, or by mail.

Qualifying programs:

Foodshare / Quest SSI IEP
Childcare Subsidy W2 MMSD Play & Learn
BadgerCare Plus SSDI Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Free/Reduced School Lunch Unemployment SAPAR
Medicaid Section 8 YWCA
WIC Head Start Foster Care
WHEAP Birth to 3  


First-Time Parent Membership

More information here.

Access for School Kids

Discounted group rates are available for schools and other educational groups, based on the number of children enrolled in free- or reduced-lunch programs.


A suite of free monthly workshops designed to provide creative, stimulating activities for seniors facing early onset Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.

School Age Parent Program (SAPAR)

In collaboration with Madison Metro School District, SAPAR provides tools teenage mothers need to become self-sufficient, independent members of the community—all while learning how to parent and play.

Teen Workforce Program

Our Teen Workforce Program provides low-income, minority teens with paid positions, job skills training, and professional development.

Support Access for Everyone

Access for Everyone programs are made possible by the generous donations of individuals, corporations, and foundations.
Give Now!

These generous corporate and foundation supporters make Access for Everyone programs possible. Thank you!

AFE 2018 Sponsors


    • Madison Community Foundation
    • Irving and Dorothy Levy Family Foundation
    • Dan & Patti Rashke (TASC) Family Foundation
    • Oscar Rennebohm Foundation
    • Robert M. & Anne W. Bolz Charitable Lead Unitrust
    • Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation
    • Wisconsin Arts Board
    • Evjue Foundation
    • Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation
    • Walter A. and Dorothy J. Frautschi Charitable Unitrust
    • Daniel and Julie Hartung Charitable Foundation Inc.
    • John J. Frautschi Family Foundation
    • M.R. Metzger Family Foundation
    • Madigan Family Foundation
    • Jerome H. and Joan H. Kuypers Family Fund
    • Webcrafters-Frautschi Foundation
    • Madison Arts Commission
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