Open Wed–Sun 9am–4pm, plus late on Thur til 8pm. • Get tickets.

Open Wed–Sun 9am–4pm, plus late on Thur til 8pm. • Get tickets.

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Hours & Schedule

Public Museum Hours (Summer 2024)

Open Wed–Sun 9 am–4 pm, plus late on Thur til 8 pm
  • Open Wednesday–Sunday from 9 am–4 pm, regular admission price
  • Open with FREE admission from 4–8 pm on Thursdays
  • Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

Holidays, School Breaks, and Special Hours

MCM often has alternative schedules around holidays and school breaks. Review this list of upcoming holidays and school breaks to see if the museum will be open or closed. We recommend reserving advance tickets to guarantee entry during busier seasons, such as holidays and school breaks.

May 2024

  • Thursday, May 17, MCM closes to the public at noon for a special event. The museum will reopen as usual at 9 am, Friday May 18
  • The museum will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 22


  • No changes to regular hours in June.

Weather Closures

The museum will close during extreme weather conditions, including days when travel is deemed risky for visitors and staff.

If the Madison Metropolitan School District closes due to the weather we also will close.

We may also close or delay the opening of sections of the museum (such as our outdoor spaces) due to weather conditions.

To confirm if the museum is open or closed, visit our website’s homepage or Facebook page.

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