Madison Children's Museum

Madison Children's Museum

100 N Hamilton St, Madison (WI), 53703, United States

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(608) 256-6445

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MO closed SA 09:30 – 17:00
TU 09:30 – 17:00 SU 09:30 – 17:00
WE 09:30 – 17:00
TH 09:30 – 17:00
FR 09:30 – 17:00
About

Madison Children's Museum is a community hub for children and families where play is serious business. Our exhibits are created just for our space by our on-staff team of artist and artisans, and in consultation with our child development experts!

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Mission Madison Children’s Museum connects children with their families, their communities, and the world beyond through discovery learning and creative play.
Description

Madison Children's Museum is the area's premier destination for hands-on fun and learning for the whole family!

We have six exhibit areas: the Rowland Rooftop Ramble, a four-season green roof with animals and gardens; the Wildernest, a global village made with natural, local materials and designed for ages 5 and under; the Bakke Art Studio, where visitors can do a daily drop-in project and paint on windows; the authentic Brand Log Cabin to teach visitors about Madison's pioneer days; our newest exhibit From Coops to Cathedrals Nature, Childhood, and the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright where kids can tinker, play, draw inspiration from nature, and explore just like the famous local architect did; and the DeAtley Community Concourse, a free-admission area with several exhibits and a pizza cafe.

The museum also offers special programs and events daily; view our website calendar to plan your visit.

Awards 2017 • Best Museum, Best of Madison – Gold Category, Madison Magazine
2017 • Most Loved Place to Go – Winner, Hulafrog Madison

2016 • Certificate of Excellence – Winner, TripAdvisor

2016 • Top Family Attraction for Wisconsin – 50 states series, TripAdvisor

2016 • Best Museum, Best of Madison – Gold Category, Madison Magazine

2015 • Madison’s Favorite Kids’ Birthday Party Place – Gold Category, Isthmus

2015 • Certificate of Excellence – Winner, TripAdvisor

2015 • WASC Friend Award, Wisconsin Association of School Councils

2015 • Best Museum, Best of Madison – Gold Category, Madison Magazine

2014 • Brava Raves & Faves Award, Kids, Enrichment & Extracurricular Classes, Brava Magazine

2014 • One of the Most Loved Kids Party Places, Hulafrog

2014 • LEED Gold Certification for an existing building, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)

2014 • Madison’s Favorite Kids’ Birthday Party Place – Gold Category, Isthmus

2014 • Best Museum, Best of Madison – Gold Category, Madison Magazine

2014 • Best Kids’ Entertainment – Silver Category, Madison Magazine

2014 • Certificate of Excellence – Winner, TripAdvisor

2013 • Madison’s Favorite Kids’ Birthday Party Place – Silver Category, Isthmus

2013 • Star Award Winner, Wisconsin State Journal

2013 • Best Museum, Best of Madison – Gold Category, Madison Magazine

2012 • Wisconsin Art Education Association’s Celebrating Youth Art Month Award

2012 • AIA Wisconsin Design Merit Award

2012 • Wisconsin American Institute of Architects Owner Award

2011 • National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

2011 • MCM received Madison Magazine‘s Best of Madison Gold Award for Best Museum

2011 • Wisconsin Builder Top Projects Award presented to Madison Children’s Museum and J.H. Findorff & Son

2011 • MCM received the MetLife Foundation & Association of Children’s Museums’ Promising Practice Replication Award for its Only Local initiative; the funds will allow for th
Founded 1980
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+ Gift Membership
+ Gift Cards
+ Programs & Classes
+ Adult Swim & Event Tickets

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