Madison Children's Museum

Madison Children's Museum

100 N Hamilton
Madison
, WI

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HOURS: Mon-Sun 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
CALL:  (608) 256-6445
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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.

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Beads & Threads

Weekly on Friday

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 »

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Feed the Animals

Weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Inviting All Animal-Lovers! Join us in the rooftop clubhouse to feed the museum animals and learn about the animals, their diets, and habitat....MORE »

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Playdough Party

Weekly on Tuesday

Join us in the Art Studio Classroom for a play clay party! We'€™ll have all sorts of colorful dough, tools, and cookie cutters for some all-ages sensory playtime. This is a time...MORE »

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Story Circle

Weekly on Wednesday

Circle up for storytime at Madison Children's Museum! Join us for a weekly storybook reading for early learners. This event takes place in the Celebrations Room....MORE »

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Music with Junebug

Weekly on Wednesday

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 »

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Wiggle and Jump

Weekly on Wednesday

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. This event will take place...MORE »

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Early Explorers Playgroup

Weekly on Thursday

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 »

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Lily-Pad Theater

Weekly on Thursday

Join us for a fun music and storytelling program for early learners. There will be singing, puppet shows and a chance to move our bodies. We will gain literacy, use our imaginations,...MORE »

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Mess Monsters

Weekly on Friday

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! This event will...MORE »

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Tales with Teresa

Weekly on Friday

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 »

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Science Dabblers

Weekly on Friday

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 »

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Exploration Station

Weekly on Saturday

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 »

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Weekend Wonders

Weekly on Saturday

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 »

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Building Buddies

Monthly on the First Sunday

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 »

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Taste of Tech: 3D Printing

Monthly on the First Sunday

Join us in the Pie in the Sky Diner to watch a 3D printing demonstration and learn about everything from design to filament! For two hours there will be a 3D printing demonstration...MORE »

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Taste of Tech: 3D Pens

Monthly on the Sunday

3D pens are part of an exciting new frontier of technology '€“ and they'€™re really fun too! Trace images, make your own sculptures, and get an idea of how to use 3D...MORE »

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Toddler Tinkering

Weekly on Friday

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 »

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The Way Things Work

Monthly on the Sunday

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 »

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Taste of Tech: Virtual Reality

Monthly on the Fourth Sunday

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 »

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Textile Technology

Weekly on Thursday

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 »

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Collaborative Sculpture

Weekly on Thursday

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 »

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Ta Ta Ta Tambourine

Friday, 11/22

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 »

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Toddler Date Night

Friday, 11/22

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! Children'€™s activities...MORE »

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Winter Magic Day

Saturday, 11/23

Come Celebrate with Us! Join us in a magic-filled day at the museum as we mark the beginning of the winter season! Activities include a meet & greet + photo with the cast...MORE »

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Viv Ncaus Hmong Dance Performance

Sunday, 11/24

Celebrate with Us! Enjoy a performance by the Viv Ncaus youth dance troupe and learn about Madison'€™s Hmong New Year celebration taking place November 29-30....MORE »

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Gingerbread Day

Saturday, 12/7

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 »

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Yid Vicious Hanukkah Concert

Saturday, 12/21

Dance with Us! Yid Vicious brings klezmer '€“ Yiddish folk music '€“ for all ages to the museum. Get ready to dance as we celebrate Hanukkah and all of the wonders of the...MORE »

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