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Madison Children's Museum

Open Now: 09:30 - 17:00
Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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Friday Morning Visit

This was only our second visit to the Madison Children's Museum, but it was such a blast that we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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A Place Where Kids can be Kids

I have taken my grandkids here several times and they absolutely loved it. There always seems to... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2019
Patricia S
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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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
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100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was only our second visit to the Madison Children's Museum, but it was such a blast that we will definitely be back. The free program for new kids is great too!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 February 2019

I have taken my grandkids here several times and they absolutely loved it. There always seems to be something going on here, in addition to all the fun things there are to do on a regular basis. This is one giant playset with lots of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

It's a fun place to go. Parking is a nightmare but that goes with anywhere in Madison, otherwise fun.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nicoleandnoah10
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Awesome hands on and interactive learning experience for younger children. Our granddaughters had a joyful and happy time here and asked lots and lots of questions

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Madison737
Reviewed 8 January 2019

This facility is one of the best children's museums I have ever seen. There is something for every child of every age!! Make sure to plan a long visit because your little one will not want t leave.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EnidBetty
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

We brought 4 adults, one 3-year-old and one 93-y-o in a wheelchair and we agreed it was the very best day of our family gathering. None of us wanted to leave! Once we got inside, our wheelchair user was able to get around easily to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Betsy K
Reviewed 26 December 2018

Planning with staff was excellent. Despite having only an hour to set up, everything was done well in advance of guests arrival. Their preferred provider list was a handy resource.Evening was absolutely memorable for kids and adults

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Donn G
Reviewed 6 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 5 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Josh G
Reviewed 4 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank yippee8999
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