Madison Children's Museum is an award-winning destination for fun family activities and hands-on learning! Visit our inventive city of Possible-opolis for ages 6 and up and our four-season Rooftop Ramble with animals and gardens. Kids under 5 have a place of their own in the Wildernest a global village made with natural local materials. There's always something new to do at Madison Children's Museum where our mission is to connect children with their families their community and the world beyond through discovery learning and creative play.
Using beads, yarn, fabric, and thread, we will create a variety of crafts boosting fine-motor skills, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination.
Each week will bring a new project, including the occasional opportunity for knitting...MORE »
Join us for Music with Junebug led by Junko Yamauchi!
This program gives toddlers and preschoolers the opportunity to sing, dance, explore instruments, and play! Music and movement activities promote brain development and...MORE »
Join us in exploring active games geared for our youngest visitors!
We will have lots of fun with movement: playing games that help evolve those important gross motor skills.
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Social time for babies and their grown-ups!
This playgroup is thoughtfully designed for our earliest visitors. We will provide a space for infants and toddlers (2 years and under) and their caregivers to...MORE »
Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!
Join us for sensory art projects designed especially for preschoolers and caregivers. We will make all kinds of art involving touch, smell, sound and more!
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Join us for story-time and hear Teresa read some of her favorite books using her DynaVox.
With this speech generating device, Teresa will share stories and help our little friends build listening skills,...MORE »
Explore the world around you!
Hands-on exploration activities for preschoolers including simple science experiments, sensory explorations, and STEAM activities.
This event will be held on the rooftop during fair weather, and in the Art...MORE »
Touch! Tinker! Learn!
Visit the rooftop for a rotating series of Exploration Stations with hands-on activities for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children.
This event will be held on the rooftop during fair weather and...MORE »
Channel Your Inner Artist and Scientist!
On the first and third Saturdays of every month, we rotate a set of crafts that promote self-expression, creative learning, and artistic skill development.
The second Saturday, we...MORE »
Calling all little builders!
Think like an engineer with collaborative building-play that encourages risk assessment, fine motor skills, and social skills as we work together and individually to create buildings! We will build...MORE »
Everyone Can Tinker!
Please join us for activities specifically designed for children ages 1-3. During this time we will practice skills such as scooping and pouring as well as explore different sensory...MORE »
For the Curious and Destructive!
Interested in seeing the insides of machines, but not accidentally breaking the ones in your home? Come and discover the way things work in this fun, interactive program...MORE »
Come and explore Virtual Reality with the Google Cardboard Virtual Reality apps!
Kids will have the opportunity to interact with dinosaurs, ride roller coasters, and more via the Google Cardboard and HTC Vive...MORE »
Go where no thread has gone before!
Come explore our art studio sewing tools and equipment and discover a variety of techniques including sewing, knitting, and embroidering. In the process, define fine motor...MORE »
Sculpt your imagination!
Join us in creating large-scale collaborative sculptures to decorate the museum! We will be using cardboard, tape, paper mache, and paint to learn crafting techniques, build confidence in creative...MORE »
Explore Egyptian Culture with Tambourines!
Join us in using paper plates and jungle bells to construct Egyptian tambourines and learn about their significance in ancient Egyptian culture. We will experiment with rhythm and...MORE »
Join us for a special night celebrating everything wonderful and woeful about parenting a toddler!
Bring your toddler along to date night at the museum and enjoy playful fun for all!
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Celebrate the season with gingerbread-themed fun throughout the day!
Decorate a giant cardboard gingerbread house, make gingerbread people ornaments, listen to gingerbread-themed stories and games, enjoy a pop-up performance of the Nutcracker highlights...MORE »