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Madison Children's Museum

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Address: 100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: +1 608-256-6445
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Leisure education
Description: The new Madison Children’s Museum is an award-winning destination for fun...
The new 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 family, their community, and the world beyond through discovery learning and creative play.
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Super place for Grandkids

We took our Grandkids there in January, when there isn't much to do !!!! They never stopped having fun, it was hard for us to keep up with them. They never got bored and if one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Bob J
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Portage, Wisconsin
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Portage, Wisconsin
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95 reviews 95 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We took our Grandkids there in January, when there isn't much to do !!!! They never stopped having fun, it was hard for us to keep up with them. They never got bored and if one thing became clear this is going on our list with the other Grandkids . Super Fun In January

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Madison, Wisconsin
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118 reviews 118 reviews
23 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Get here early on the weekends! It's not too bad when it opens at 9:30 but gets busy quickly after that. Some nice exhibits and a great area for smaller children and toddlers. For our kids, 2 hours is enough. A nice variety of activities. For adults check out "adult swim" nights.

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Silver City, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

While on vacay with my two boys ages 3 and 5, we stopped in and were pleasantly surprised. Fun, interactive and small enough to keep an eye on them while taking a load off. Staff was very friendly. Would have a yearly pass if we lived here.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Each floor has something and what is best about it is-all donated handmade stuff. There is a lot to do for under 10 yr olds.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We are from Milwaukee and enjoy our wonderful museum there. I couldn't believe how much more cool this one was since ours is so great! We have kids 7, 4, and 1.5 and they all had a blast. Could have stayed there longer than we did but we had to leave after 4 hours. Wish I lived in Madison just... More 

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PlayatMCM, Communications Coordinator at Madison Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing! Glad to hear all of your children had a fun visit. We'd love to have you back again this summer! More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Cool place for kids. Cost is $7.00 each but kids will love all the hands on stuff. Three floors plus the roof with look outs and garden. Outside is chalk walls, bikes and hand made buildings to climb. Very inventive and artsy for kids

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PlayatMCM, Communications Coordinator at Madison Children's Museum, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit - and we're especially glad you enjoyed our outdoor Funkyard (we just opened it last year)! Hope to have you back again soon! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We've visited a number of children's museums and enjoyed this one in Madison. Although it's downtown and literally right across the street from the capital building it's easy to get to. One and two hour street parking is available and there is a municipal lot across the street if you'd like to stay at the museum longer. If you use... More 

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PlayatMCM, Communications Coordinator at Madison Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing! We love all things upcycled and artsy - and the Art Studio is the perfect place to be creative. We'd love to have you back to visit the Rooftop in full bloom :) More 

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My parents live nearby, so when we come out to visit we always bring my boys (3&5) here to run off some steam. They always have such a great time and don't want to leave. For weeks after we come home I hear about how they can't wait to go back to play again next time we see Grandma and... More 

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PlayatMCM, Communications Coordinator at Madison Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing! We're happy our museum is place for all ages - even grandparents :) Hope to see you again in summer! More 

Chicago, IL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My wife an I recently went with my 3 & 6 year olds. There was plenty for both of them to do and it kept us busy for a few hours. The exhibits were interactive and they had a great time. I found the facility to be very clean and lively. The staff were friendly and helpful. My only concern... More 

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PlayatMCM, Communications Coordinator at Madison Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing! We're glad to hear your family had a nice visit. We try to keep our prices as low as possible and also offer several discounts throughout the year. Plus, your daily admission can be put toward the purchase of a membership - which will allow you to save more in the long run! More 

Edgerton, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is such a fun place for kids. I have gone with my grandchildren and they always get lost in the fun. There is always something to learn throughout the building, no matter what age.

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