Now open for members, open to the public 6/24. Get tickets.

Tuesday–Sunday, 9 am–4 pm

Now open for members, open to the public 6/24. Get tickets.

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Tuesday–Sunday, 9 am–4 pm

Health and Safety at Madison Children’s Museum


Everyone ages 3 and up must wear a face mask that covers the nose and mouth. The majority of our visitors are children who are not yet able to be vaccinated against COVID-19. We will continue to monitor conditions and consult public health guidance for places where children congregate and adjust our policies accordingly.
Masks may only be removed in our dining area, which has been moved to the Celebrations event room, or in open-air play spaces like the Rooftop Ramble.


  • Ages 3 and up must wear a face mask that covers the nose and mouth
  • Stay home if you or a family member show symptoms or have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus
  • Timed-entry ticketing will be utilized to limit the number of guests in the museum. Advance reservations are required; a limited number of walk-up tickets will be available through specific programs or due to cancellations
  • Wash your hands frequently. Avoid touching eyes, nose, mouth. Cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • The Sparkler Café remains closed. You may bring your own food. Unmasked eating and drinking is strictly limited to the Celebrations Room on floor 2; masks must be worn in all other areas of the museum
  • Distancing will be enforced while in the check-in lines in the Community Concourse


  • Museum staff will wear face masks at all times while in the museum and will follow best practices for handwashing
  • Staff are asked to self-monitor for symptoms and to stay home when ill. All employees receive paid sick leave, to encourage staff to stay home when sick
  • Staff and contractor hours allocated to facility cleaning have been increased

Facility and Exhibits

  • HVAC has been updated to the recommended MERV-13 filtration level, with the addition of an ionizing system and increased air circulation cycles throughout the day 
  • Restrooms have been improved to support best handwashing habits
  • Museum staff will clean and sanitize exhibit components and other high-touch surfaces throughout the day. The museum has multiple sets of “loose parts” components for frequent rotation. Children’s museums have long been at the forefront of best practices in cleaning and disinfecting shared objects and spaces. We’ve always taken the health of our visitors seriously; these new procedures add to the already robust sanitation practices we had in place before the pandemic.
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