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Madison Children's Museum

Opens in 29 min: 09:30 - 17:00
Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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Wonderful Place for Children to Explore

We took our grand daughter here and were amazed at the depth of activities available. She was 4... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynn B
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Sequim, Washington
Amazing place! Perfect for our family!

We loved the rooftop with chickens and the view was impressive. The museum is small, but space is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Josh G
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Weston, Florida
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“older kids”(17 reviews)
“hamster wheel”(14 reviews)
“water room”(11 reviews)
About
The 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...more
Opens in 29 min
Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
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+1 608-256-6445
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 May 2012

My friends and I went there for Adult Swim in May with a science twist, and we all had fun! 'Twas great to be able to drink while going down the slides, and we felt young again. There was a lot to see, and I...More

5  Thank zygomycota
PlayAtMCM, Public Relations Manager at Madison Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2012

Hi Zygomycota, We're glad you discovered Adult Swim and now think of Madison Children's Museum in a new light! Our hard-working and inventive exhibits team created the new facility for all ages to enjoy, so we're thrilled to see that happening. Please keep an eye...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 August 2013

I'm still trying to figure out what all these rave reviews are about. Just took my 3 kids ages 7, 5 and 3 and was extremely disappointed. We planned on spending several hours here but ran out of things to do in 1 1/2 hrs...More

2  Thank Jenny S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our grand daughter here and were amazed at the depth of activities available. She was 4 and thoroughly enjoyed her time and didn't want to leave. I would highly recommend a visit and then visit the Old Fashioned restaurant just down the street...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the rooftop with chickens and the view was impressive. The museum is small, but space is very well used. Our kids 3,5 and 8 enjoyed every exhibit. Well worth the money and time.

Thank Josh G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably would say it's geared towards children under 6 but there are definitely things for older children to enjoy as well. Offer free admission on some Wednesday nights.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Bring the kids. Let them run wild. Tons to explore. The kids will climb, build, and experiment. A great way to spend two to three hours. Blocks, art, experience the mechanisms.

Thank Caschles
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Grandkids love it. Many things to investigate and lots of room to move. Can get busy, so check your calendar for times that aren’t big field trip days.

Thank 1158oma
PlayatMCM, Public Relations Manager at Madison Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Great tip! We can get busy on weekends but we're glad you found so much to explore. Thanks for bringing your grandkiddos in, and we hope you'll visit Madison Children's Museum again soon!

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

I agree with other reviewers that this geared towards the younger crowd, it is cool that they have a rooftop with chickens, place to make bubbles and a garden. There's a crows nest to climb up into too with a great view of the lake.More

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PlayatMCM, Public Relations Manager at Madison Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thanks for bringing your brothers in for a visit! We've got excellent views of both lakes and the capitol. Check out our program calendar to see if there are any events happening during your next visit, we're sure they would love some of our ever-changing...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018

I hate to mark it too low, because the exhibits are well-kept and creative, but compared to other children's museums, this one is quite small. Also, definitely geared toward the younger crowd, I'd say 6 and under. My 7 and 10 year olds went through...More

Thank mbpbkey
PlayatMCM, Public Relations Manager at Madison Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you for leaving such a thoughtful review! We are always working on adding more interactive and educational spots for older kiddos to enjoy. I highly recommend checking out our calendar of programming on our website at http://madisonchildrensmuseum.org/events/, we are always putting on fun and...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Two adults and two children although only the 3 yo was old enough to participate in the incredible exhibits. Eve though it was a rainy day and the place was crowded, we got to try everything and repeat those that were our favorites. There is...More

Thank 41christined
PlayatMCM, Public Relations Manager at Madison Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

We are so glad you and your family enjoyed spending a rainy day at Madison Children's Museum! It definitely sounds like you hit all of the best spots, especially the ice cream at our Roman Candle Sparkler, although the Gerbil Wheel is another fan favorite!...More

Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Nice museum, geared more towards younger children. Would have been nice to see some science related things.More

Thank Karina B
PlayatMCM, Public Relations Manager at Madison Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Karina, thank you for leaving a thoughtful review and for visiting Madison Children's Museum! We are always looking to teach more to the kiddos that come to have fun playing in our space and STEM is definitely a top priority! If you have any more...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018

My 11, 8, and 5 year olds had a blast exploring this highly interactive and innovative children's museum. It's high candy for kids and adults alike from the moment you walk in and see the 5 and under Wildernest area on the lower level while...More

Thank EvergreenCOmom
PlayatMCM, Public Relations Manager at Madison Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Wow, thank you for the time and effort that went into that review! From the layout, to the wonders of the rooftop, to the Madison history in our Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit, you really got to see it all! If you buy your ticket in...More

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