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School-Year: 9:30–5, Tues.–Sun. Closed Mon.

The museum is temporarily closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more

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School-Year: 9:30–5, Tues.–Sun. Closed Mon.

Hours & Schedule


Seasonal Hours

School Year (Labor Day to Memorial Day):
Tuesday – Sunday
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays with the exception of some MMSD school breaks. Open December 30, 2019 and January 20, 2020.

Summer (Day after Memorial Day to Labor Day):
Every Day
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Please note:

  • The Art Studio and Rooftop Ramble close a half-hour before the rest of the museum closes.

2020 Closures

Winter Maintenance Week: January 6-10, 2020
Memorial Day: May 25
Independence Day: July 4
Labor Day: September 7
Fall Maintenance Weeks: September 8-18
Thanksgiving Day: November 26
Christmas Eve: December 24
Christmas Day: December 25

2020 Extra Open Days

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 20
Spring Break: Monday, March 30 & Monday, April 6


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.

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

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