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Book a Group Visit

Requested group visit dates are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis, and are subject to availability.

A minimum of 10 days advance notice for group visit reservation requests is required; we will make every effort to satisfy late requests, but cannot guarantee accommodation. Requests are usually responded to within 3 to 5 business days.


Step 1: Request your group visit date

2022 Group Visits may currently be booked during these days and times:

  • August
    • Tuesdays 12:30–3:30 pm (latest group arrival time is 1:30 pm)
    • Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9:30 am–3:30 pm (latest group arrival time is 1:30 pm)
  • September
    • Thursdays and Fridays 9:30 am–3:30 pm (latest group arrival time is 1:30 pm)
  • October
    • Thursdays and Fridays 9:30 am–3:30 pm (latest group arrival time is 1:30 pm)
    • Large groups (70+ individuals) only: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 19, 26, 9:30 am–12:30 pm (latest group arrival time is 12:30 pm)
  • November
    • Thursdays and Fridays 9:30 am–3:30 pm (latest group arrival time is 1:30 pm)
    • Large groups (70+ individuals) only: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 9:30 am–12:30 pm (latest group arrival time is 10:30 am)

MCM is unable to accommodate group visits during particularly busy seasons, such as school vacations and holidays.

Group visits are two hours in length, and all visits include a brief orientation with a museum staff member. All group visit arrivals be booked on the hour or half hour.

The museum does not have a lunch room or cafeteria that can accommodate lunch breaks during group visits, however the Capitol Lawn across the street is a great spot for a picnic! Another option is to contact the Capitol Basement Lunchroom to see about reserving their dining space for your group. Their space is limited so we recommend calling as soon as possible: (608) 266-0382.

Note: Morning times fill up very quickly so we recommend completing the online booking request form as early in advance as possible.

    Please note that Madison Children's Museum requires 1 adult chaperone per 5 children

    A minimum of 10 days advance notice is required for group visits

    Step 2: Follow the instructions email from the Group Visit coordinator

    Requests are usually responded to by email within 3 to 5 business days.

    Read the email from the group visit coordinator, review the attached materials, and pay your deposit to secure your visit.

    Reservations are secured with a non-refundable 50% deposit and should be considered tentatively held until MCM has received the deposit.

    Deposits are due no later than three weeks prior to the group visit. Please contact our group visits team if you think you will need a deposit due date extension. Family memberships, coupons, and guest passes may not be used toward your payment.

    Please note that your reservation is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email from the registrar!


    For more information about group visits, please see our general Group Visit information page.

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